Andrew Stokols writes on global urbanization and international development with a focus on China and Asia. In China, he has worked as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow at a rural development NGO and was a Fulbright Scholar studying urbanization in western China. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. He is currently a Masters in Urban Planning candidate at Harvard GSD.
Food
My Seoul Neighborhood: Yeonhui

My Seoul Neighborhood: Yeonhui

Strolling amongst quiet alleys and happening upon small boutique stores, organic groceries, and well-designed cafes…we must be in a city like New York, San Francisco, London. But Seoul? Yeonhui-dong, my neighborhood, is just such a place. It’s not exactly on the tourist map, but its not that out of the way—just a 10 minute walk...
Shanghai's Best Shanghai-nese Food

Shanghai’s Best Shanghai-nese Food

  Shanghai’s rise as one of the world’s most important cities has brought increasingly sophisticated nightlife and an international restaurant scene.  But to focus on Shanghai’s snazzy new restaurants while missing some of the city’s best local eateries would be a mistake.  Shanghainese food also includes much more than the ubiquitous and ever-popular xiaolongbao, or soup dumplings....
Eat Your Way Around China, in Beijing

Eat Your Way Around China, in Beijing

View Beijing Eats 北京小吃小径! in a larger map When I think about my time in Beijing, my most vivid recollections are usually from restaurants: drunken toasts of baijiu with Chinese colleagues, orgiastic feasts of Peking duck, quiet nights in a courtyard Yunnan restaurant. To me the city is, primarily, a city of restaurants. Yes, there...