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Matthew Hartzell
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Lives in Kunming, China
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Not Just a Fly on the Wall: On Becoming a Chinese Internet Celebrity
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lived in China for six years, but it wasn’t until my last six months
there that I stumbled upon one of the best-kept secrets on the Chinese
internet, a question-and-answer web app called Zhihu. On the surface, it’s a fundamentally simple concept, and n...
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Map Mashup: The Bay Area's Footprint Around the World
Multiple image warning Last year I wrote about a nifty online tool called MapFrappe which lets you compare geographic regions across the world at the exact same scale, producing some juxtapositions which are surprising given how we're used to looking at t...
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Xishuangbanna, China's Slice of Tropical Paradise
Map of Xishuangbanna, with the places mentioned in this article highlighted As the home of Pu'er tea and China's slice of tropical Southeast Asia, Xishuangbanna's always had a special appeal. Spurred by the success of Lijiang in the north, the local governm...
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New bike trip blog post
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An essay I've written based around a new set of maps I made illustrating Yunnan's air connections, both domestic and international
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Flickr's new "Magic View" scans your photos and automatically categorizes them for you!
I've been uploading photos to  Flickr  since 2005 and currently have 14,000 photos in all. Okay, I admit the older photos in my archives could use a good cleaning out (I had a crappy camera back then, and my skills have evolved). Anyway, I just discovered t...
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Goodbye China, Hello San Francisco
This is my official announcement that I'm back home in the Bay Area after living in China for the last six years. It's become customary that when longtime China expats (not saying my six years qualifies as "longtime") leave China (which they almost always d...
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My Complete Footprint in Yunnan
On the lefthand side is the complete map of my travels in Yunnan Province from 2009-2015, with routes classified by mode and places by size. What I added on the right hand side is the mirror image, something to humble myself after the first map's bravado. T...
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Kunming, China
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Larkspur, California - Cambridge, Massachusetts - State College, Pennslvania - Shanghai, China
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  • Harvard
    History, 2001 - 2005
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    Human Geography, 2006 - 2008
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