Thomas Crampton

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Job: Shanghai Correspondent Seeks News Assistant

Jun 22, 2010

Correspondent in Shanghai seeks full-time news assistant. Correspondent working for a range of foreign media, including the UK Daily Mail, the Guardian, Wallpaper and Danwei seeks a full-time news assistant. Responsibilities include fixing interviews, translation, coming up with original ideas and developing contacts and sources. Travel within China will be required on occasion. Fluent written

Job: Shanghai-based Multimedia Producer

Mar 17, 2010

Just received this Shanghai Expo-related job offer. The person will be responsible for the production of press materials, audiovisual reports and web contents, as well as advising with the digital communication strategy. Language: Chinese (mother tongue), English (fluent), Spanish (not 100% necessary, but highly appreciated). Training: Ideally, a journalist, broadcast or communications degree. Background: Three

Shanghai Russian Concession Sports Trophy

Feb 23, 2009

Shanghai Russian Concession Sports Trophy

This being Oscars season, here is a remarkable 1935 Russian Regiment sports trophy from Shanghai that just sold on Ebay to someone in the Russian Federation. Measuring 3.7/8″ (inches) highs, 1.5/8″ in diameter and weighing 37grams or 1.1/4ozs, the trophy sold for 1,451 pounds. According to the seller, the flag seal in enamel is taken

Job: China Economic Review Shanghai-based staff writer

Dec 8, 2008

China Economic Review, a business magazine with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing (read online here), is seeking a full-time staff writer to be based in Shanghai. Responsibilities include: – Generating story ideas and following up on leads- Writing and researching stories for print and online – Some proofreading/copyediting The candidate should be willing to

Jewish Shanghai Worth the Visit

Aug 8, 2008

Jewish Shanghai Worth the Visit

I highly recommend Dvir Bar-Gal‘s entertaining and informative walking tours of Jewish Shanghai. You will see a side of Shanghai that most people don’t know exists and gain a greater understanding of the city’s past. Dvir is working to preserve old parts of Shanghai, something that interests too few people. Old Maps: Paul French, a

Dvir Bar-Gal

Aug 6, 2008

Dvir Bar-Gal

Dvir Bar-Gal offers highly entertaining and informative walking tours of Jewish Shanghai. You will see a side of Shanghai that most people don’t know exists. Dvir is a Shanghai-based Israel-born journalist who has dedicated himself to saving the building, memories and trying to build a memorial to the Jews of Shanghai. He has collected for

Ken Carroll: How to learn Chinese using Web 2.0

Jun 23, 2008

The Internet – and Web 2.0 tools in particular – are extremely well suited to language teaching, explains Ken Carroll, co-founder of in this video. Carroll’s Shanghai-based company (which I use to learn Mandarin) employs Web 2.0 methods to teach Chinese and a growing range of other languages. To see why Carroll thinks Web

Twitter in China (Cloned of course)

May 20, 2008

The Pacific Ocean appeared to protect China from the Twitter craze hitting the US and Europe over the last year. No more! (Note for Luddite friends: Twitter is a San Francisco micro-blogging phenome that has thousands of people sending 160 character sms messages to each other. It is weird, yes, but also somewhat addictive.) China


May 3, 2008


Met with Dan Washburn and Kenneth Tan of the Shanghaiist this morning for brunch. Dan, a former newspaper writer in America’s Bible belt, came to China in 2002 and started an urban blog called Shanghai Diaries. Seeing the popularity of the site – and lack of such a site for Shanghai – Washburn approached the

Kenneth Tan of Shanghaiist

May 2, 2008

Kenneth Tan of Shanghaiist

The primary contributor to the popular Shanghaiist blog, Kenneth Tan also runs a men’s underwear store out of a disused bomb shelter in Shanghai’s French Concession. Tan’s shop,, recently opened another outlet near the Forbidden in Beijing. Singaporean-born, Tan has been in Shanghai since 2003.

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