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Matthew Crawford

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Writer's Biography

Matthew C. Crawford currently resides in Seoul, South Korea, where he teaches at Sungshin Women's University. His travels through Asia have landed him, without regrets, in places such as Ulaangom, Oudomxay, and Quiemo; meanwhile, his writing has appeared in The Straits Times of Singapore, the Asia Times of Hong Kong, The Korean Herald, and various other publications. His mediums of choice are travel writing and short fiction.

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Featured Travel Stories in Oriental Tales Magazine

Duolun, China: Once Xanadu, Now Duolun - Story by Matthew Crawford
- 11th Online Issue

In some ways Duolun is a typical Chinese city of the north. Clusters of old men in dark blue casual suits sit around basking in the sun. The younger men stand on the main streets with their carts, waiting for work to come along. Meanwhile, in front of the bus station the sidewalk pool tables are abuzz with chatter.

It is the beginning of April and the days have almost become warm. There are still a few patches of ice and snow in shady spots. This morning the streets are clouded with dust.

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