Blog Author - Jeremiah Jenne

Why Do We Call it Spring Festival?: The Origins Behind the Name
Has there ever been a blander name for a holiday than “Spring Festival”? What the hell does it even mean? It’s held in the middle of winter.
A Teacher's Advice to His Students for Staying Safe during Spring Festival
As a teacher at a study abroad program here in Beijing, I feel it's my duty not only to introduce the wonders of Chinese civilization to impressio
Temple Fairs: The History Behind Spring Festival's Most Crowded Tradition
Lunar New Year in Beijing: Dumplings, bad TV, a heady mix of alcohol and cheap explosives, and, of course, temple fairs.
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.
Authorities Begin Enforcement of New Restrictions on Ride Hailing Services as Fares Rise for Consumers
Where have all the good things gone?
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.
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
2016 Visitors to Beijing Palace Museum Topped 16 Million, An Average of 40,000 Every Day
The Forbidden City is known for its overwhelming crowds during peak periods. Last year, visitors to Beijing’s famous Palace Museum...