Joel Harley

About Joel Harley

Joel Harley is an ESL teacher and professional writer currently living and working in Chengdu, China. He enjoys good food, good drink and bad movies. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter, and find his movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Green Means Go: Taking the Fight Against the Coronavirus in China to the App Store

As the countrywide lockdown across China begins to lift, the ebb and flow of daily life starts to return to that of relative normality. In my own city of Chengdu, in the Sichuan province (which I have called 'home' for two years now), people are free to work, eat out and socialise again. Shopping malls, [...]

2020-05-21T03:07:11+00:00May 21st, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

A New Normal – A Chinese City in Recovery Part II

Returning to China from our winter holidays, it felt like coming back to a completely different world. It was early February 2020, and I was coming back to the city of Chengdu after spending Christmas and the New Year with family and friends in the UK and USA. By then, COVID-19 had hit China hard, [...]

2020-05-13T07:02:42+00:00May 13th, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Once Upon a Time… in China: The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Movie Fan in the Middle Kingdom

One of the things I was most worried about when coming to China, back when I first ventured here in late 2016, was whether I would still be able to get my movie fix. For my whole life, I have been in love with cinema, going so far as to carve out a secondary career [...]

2020-04-22T07:27:47+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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