The Eerie Uncertainty of China’s Ghost Cities

Photo by Ralf Leineweber on Unsplash

When one thinks of ghostowns, one thinks of abandonment and deserted properties, maybe once vibrant but now noticeably vacant. Traditionally, residual signs of life crop up in used storefronts, or in crumbling homes, in human litter, perhaps. It is as if a wind blew through and took the people with it and left only the vestiges of civilization. But Chinese ghost towns are another breed entirely. In fact, the…

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Lauren Reiff

Lauren Reiff

Writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between. laurennreiff@gmail.com / I moved! Find me here: theflamemag.com