Slow Boats and Caravans

Jeremiah Jenne is a writer, educator and historian based in Beijing since 2002. He taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese history for over a decade and has written extensively on China and Asia for publications all over the world including The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly, and the LA Review of Books, and China FileJeremiah's stories have been published in the anthologies China in 2008: A Year of Great SignificanceThe Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writer’s Colony. He is also the founder of the company Beijing by Foot, which leads historical walks and educational programs for students, companies, and travelers in China.



Travelogues and tall tales from the sea lanes, highland passes, and caravan trails of Asia.



Destination guides to Asia's most famous historic sites as well as hidden treasures from the past.

Gear and Reviews

Equipment, books, and gear tested and reviewed from the road.


Stories, interviews, travel tips, and exotic destinations. Home of The Slow Boats and Caravan Trails podcast.