Over the golden era of Imagethief I wrote in the neighborhood of 1500 posts, most between 2004 and 2008. This annotated “Best of Imagethief” pulls together about 115 of the best posts in five broad categories. If you want the ultra-concentrated Imagethief, go straight to the first secion, below. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Unfortunately, due to serial blog migrations, for most posts the original comments have been lost, in some cases along with images and links.
Best of the Best…
My twenty most essential posts, representing the most condensed possible digest of Imagethief. These are chosen largely because they’re my personal favorites, but all were also popular. If you’re going to read just one or two, choose from here.
Humor, Rants and Memoirs
Posts about the idiosyncrasies and frustrations of life in China, raising a family, and other random things that I was compelled to write or rant about. There are more posts here than in any other category, probably due to my ranty nature.
Travels in China and the region, mostly rendered as video travelogues shot on various low-rent devices and edited with at least some care.
Public Relations, Business and Technology
As a long time China PR pro, I wrote a lot about the business and challenges of PR and communication in China. I also analyzed major crises and events such as the dairy industry’s melamine catastrophe and the bungled response to the 2011 Wenzhou high speed rail disaster. This section includes much of my analysis of the woes of American Internet firms in China, as well as technology and Internet censorship.
Propaganda, Politics and Public Affairs
This is includes the posts that veered more toward public affairs and policy, including many of my Olympic post as well as soft-power issues.
Oddballs. Misfits. Orphans. Especially from the earlier years of Imagethief, before my voice and topical field was fully developed.