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Eveline Chao is a freelance journalist who often writes about China and Chinatowns. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, BBC, Rolling Stone, Vice, Fast Company, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Atlas Obscura, and the Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She is also the author of NIUBI! – The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School, a humorous guide to Chinese slang. She lived in Beijing from 2006–2011, and is now based in New York City. Follow her at: