Chinese Malls: The Weird and the Wonderful

American malls may be dying, but there’s still life in them in East Asia. Here’s why.

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We need to take a moment to talk about malls.

“Why?” I hear you asking. “Is there anything more irrelevant at this point?” And I understand your opinion, but it’s a little short-sighted. The relevance of the mall varies…



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Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston


Writer of fiction, documentarian, currently stranded in Asia. Learn more at