10 fun facts about china for kids

10 Facts about China for Kids

10 Fun Facts about China for Kids There are so many fun facts about China! But today we’re going to choose just 10 of them for kids. Hopefully, you learn something and your interest in China grows! China is an exciting country with a huge population and a fascinating history. Over one billion people live there[…]

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“I’m Single, Therefore I’m Proud” – 11/11 Singles’ Day in China

Singles’ Day China – Double 11 Holiday Background “I’m single, therefore I’m proud.” is the main meaning behind this newly-invented holiday originated from China. The 11/11 Day (光棍节, Guānggùn jié) is on November 11th in China, and now the neighboring Taiwan celebrates this holiday, too. It’s also known as Double Eleventh Day, Singles’ Day, or[…]

Almost heaven

Know About Chinese Traditional Death Care Industry – Almost Heaven and Other films

Almost Heaven: About Chinese Death Care Industry and Morticians “Almost Heaven” (咫尺天堂, Zhǐchǐ tiāntáng) is a documentary directed by Carol Salter. The documentary focuses on the actual person, a 17-year-old Ying Ling (莹玲) and her true story as an apprentice in a funeral house in Changsha (长沙), China. “Almost Heaven” follows Ying Ling, a migrant[…]

the origins of Chinese moon cake

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cake,Traditions and Legends

Chinese Mid-Autumn festival ( the Moon Festival ) Chinese mid-autumn festival (中秋节, Zhōngqiū jié) is the second biggest festival a the Chinese New Year. It is held on the 15th of August according to the Chinese Lunar calendar. Lasting 3 to 7 days, depending on the year and where it falls in the calendar. In[…]

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Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know

Top 10 Chinese Culture Facts You Should Know The Chinese have a rich culture which they have managed to sustain for thousands of years and they are still strong at it handing it down generations. While they have several beliefs and taboos they are keen to follow, there are some main culture facts one needs[…]

Living in China

[Guest Post] Tips for living and learning Chinese in China

Moving to China can be a wonderful and thrilling experience for those who are interested in Chinese culture, the booming business opportunities of China’s economy, and the chance to learn a new language in a completely foreign environment. However, making the move to China can be very daunting. Here are our top tips for people[…]

Chinese mythology of Dragons

Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad?

Chinese Mythology: Are Dragons Really Bad? If you are either a fan of “Supernatural” or “Once Upon a Time”, you will know how “mean, selfish and powerful” dragons are. I enjoy reading all kinds of books (especially mystery and mythology!) but when I first encountered stories about dragon slayers, I was shocked. My first thought was…[…]

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Everything you need to know about Chinese wedding

Chinese Wedding – Everything you know about! Have you ever been invited to Chinese wedding before? Is one of your Chinese friends getting married soon? Or are you planning to propose your Chinese girlfriend/boyfriend? Chinese people really take marriage seriously. In the past, the wedding was usually arranged through matchmaking between families.The parent and the family[…]

7 tips on how to choose Chinese tutor

7 Tips on “How to choose the right Chinese tutor?”

7 tips on “How to choose the right Chinese tutor?” China has the second largest economy and is also one of the largest trading partners of US. Therefore, it is not surprising that you’ve decided to learn Chinese. The next big step will be choosing the right teacher. There’s a saying “finding a business partner[…]

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Chinese symbols: The most common Chinese symbols and the true meaning behind them

The most common good luck Chinese symbols and the meaning behind them China is a very big country with long and established traditions and customs. One of the well-known traditions is the Chinese people love to play with words and their meanings. Therefore, the calligraphies of Chinese symbols written on the red square paper is very[…]

a Beginner guide in Chinese writing

How to write in Chinese – a Beginner’s Guide

How to write in Chinese – A Beginner’s Guide in Chinese Writing Learning Chinese can be a bit scary and seems impossible at the first glance. They just seem like scary blocks of words if you don’t know the idea of how they were formed.You will have no idea where to start. Chinese characters are[…]

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions – A Beginner’s Guide to CNY Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions You Need to Know!   Have you ever been to networking event in Chinese countries and ended up being awkward, because you don’t speak or know anything about this foreign language or culture? Do not fear, after reading this post, I can guarantee that you will get an overview of the most[…]