New CBL around the corner…

The new China Blog List will be finished pretty soon. John B has done some amazing work, starting from scratch, and the new version will be way better than the current one. I’ve known for some time now that the burgeoning CBL is decreasingly user friendly. The new version will change all that.

I’m not going to spell out all the new features at this point, but I will say this: during the switchover there will be a lot of deletions of dead (resting?) blogs. The China Blog List will stop listing “no longer updated blogs.” I’m going with the definition of blog which includes “frequently updated,” so anything that hasn’t been updated in the past three months or so gets axed. That means if you use any of those links, get them while they’re still there.

New submissions have been suspended until the switchover is complete. Thanks for your patience.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Hey John, speaking of web design and starting from scratch, how long have you been creating websites? I noticed you’ve got a web design semi-business now. When did you start in on the whole computer thing and how much time have you devoted to it. I have a slew of free time right now and I’m trying to teach myself some basic principles but it’s daunting to start out.

  2. Hi, I submitted my blog and never heard anything, does this mean you’re waiting for the new CBL? I am a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Guizhou (the sticks) But I loved living in China, and have a blog that
    focuses on China, Pop, Art, and Robots…Anyways, I hope I’m on the new list…I also update daily. Thanks for your great site…

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