Blog Category - Chinese Culture

126 Treasures From The Louvre Museum on Exhibit at National Museum of China Until March 31
Not everyone has the time to fly over and queue up at the world-renowned Louvre Museum in Paris.
Temple Fairs: A Beijing Spring Festival Survival Guide
It’s almost Lunar New Year, and many of you are clearing out for warmer and, dare we say it, more salubrious latitudes.
Fake Terracotta Warriors Smashed After Viral Post Calls Attention to Xi'an Scam Artists
In Beijing we're no strangers to things masquerading as the real deal; there have been ...
R Events Watch: Beijing's Best Events That Won't Leave You Hungover, Jan 16-20
Our Events Watch series aims to highlight events that aren't focused
Hong Lou Meng Scene Summer Palace Beijing
The Gaokao is going back to the past in a bid to force a generation of emoji users to embrace their Classical Chinese roots.
Double up on Bad Luck This Friday the 13th With These Ongoing Chinese Superstitions
If you're among the cynics irked by the lingering fixation on superstitions in Chinese culture, then this is by no means your lucky day.
Don't Be a Fool, Eat Your Gruel: The Story Behind Eating Porridge for Laba Festival
Some people will do anything for a free meal, even if that means waiting in line outside in Beijing in the middle of January for nothing more than
"To Bi or Not To Bi": Beijing's Beloved Curse Word is a Winning Sports Tradition
Have you been told that you don't understand Chinese culture? Likewise, have you been called a shǎbī?
A Story Only China Expats Will Mingbai
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Capital Histories: How Beijing Came to Be China's Capital
While Beijingers claim a history dating back to 1045 BC, it would be more accurate to say that the past 3,000 years have seen a number of cities r
Mandarin Monday: The Key to Improving Your Putonghua May Already Be In Your Pocket
While we waste time thumbing through selfies and memes on our moments, or visiting clickbait sites or staring at neverending cat gifs, we could in
Wokipedia: S is for ... shaqima, sea cucumber, shuizhu, and suanlatang
Wokipedia is a regular magazine column in which we introduce aspects of