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This series focuses on individuals who have lived in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province for a while and have a tale that’s worth telling. Age, gender, nationality and race are all unimportant in comparison with what adventures the subject has been up to, the experiences they can recount.

Suzhou High School graduate elected to US NAS

Jul 17, 2012|By WU XIAOHONG

The United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 1 announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of ...

Canadian bagel master insists on authentic taste

Jul 17, 2012|By Tan Weiyun

THORNTON Murray is dedicated to offering authentic Western food to Suzhou locals and expats. The uncompromising Canadian is on the warpath against anything ...

Departing Dulwich headmaster recalls five years in Suzhou

Jul 4, 2012|By Fu Yao

NICK Magnus, first and "founding" headmaster of Dulwich College Suzhou, calls the campus his third child after his seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. "I ...

Reading the classics and manning the oars

Jun 26, 2012|By Zhou Yubin

THE dragon boat competition on Jinji Lake is one of the summer highlights in Suzhou. People get together in the sunshine, cheering for the teams paddling furiously to ...

The beat goes on for drummer

Jun 15, 2012|By Tan Weiyun

Zekrollah Aflatuni loves tofu, kung pao chicken, gulaorou (sweet and sour pork with fat) and red braised eggplant. He plays the Iranian drum but sings traditional Suzhou ...

Writer learns to love the city

Jun 15, 2012|By Michelle Zhang

When Kato Miyuki first arrived in China five years ago, she couldn't speak a single word of Chinese. The Japanese native relocated to Suzhou in the neighboring Jiangsu ...

Gallery owner bridges art gap

Jun 15, 2012|By Tan Weiyun

Pascale Rabu's gallery silently crouches on the ancient Pingjiang Road by a tranquil small river. Seen through the French windows, modern art pieces are delicately hung ...

German finds a cooking niche

Jun 15, 2012|By Tan Weiyun

German chef Sebastian Werbing has found his niche in Suzhou. The 31-year-old expat from a small town in Germany communicates easily with locals using body language ...

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