I’ve posted some excerpts from a recent essay, “Beijing: an Eastern City with Western Problems,” in the recent work section of this site. My apologies to Hunter S. Thompson; inspiration for the title came from his 1963 essay on Louisville, Kentucky. This essay explores the city of Beijing immediately after the Olympics, no longer at the struggling to find it’s identity after being at the center of the world’s attention for so long. International and domestic development continues to transform the city, but a weakening economy is leaving many by the wayside. Take a look here.