Blog Category - Chinese Culture
The last few times I have asked Beijing visitors or newbies about their impression of The Forbidden City, the answers were pretty standard: the fi
Have you assumed that summer would be all fun and games after a harrowing winter of sniffles, fevers, aches and pains?
“You realize the romanticism of courtyard living wore off for me in the first 14 years of my life?
Though Beijing bibliophiles were broken hearted this past fall after The Bookworm announced it would not be holding its annual literary festival i
Plenty of soul searching has been prompted in Beijing after the release of a survey called "100 best LGBT cities in the world,” conducted by Germa
While the words “rock” and “pop” might make many of us think of thunderous rhythms and decibel-busting melodies as we crank the volume higher, the
China’s rich heritage is clearly embodied in its language.
Chinese media and netizens are outraged at a foreign car manufacturer for using a social trope in one of their advertisements even though the clic
With beer drinkers, the taste and quality of a beer carry significant weight when deciding if you do indeed like a beer or not, and an interesting
The perfect occasion to raise a glass and toast China's most famous spirit is nearly upon us.
It’s that time of the year again when we can (almost) stop worrying about smog and start worrying about sweat beads streaming into our eyes and ex
After a bad day in China, expats usually turn to a friend as a way to make meaningful sense of cultural differences.
China's frustration with its pop idols has finally boiled over in a meme that exposes these worshiped celebrities as a sham.
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” These wise words were spoken by the esteemed Benjamin Franklin, one of the leaders of