Blog Category - Chinese Culture

Cute Bunnies and Internet Gimmicks Are All Part of Plan to Make Chinese Youth More Patriotic
"Long live China; boycott US goods; China will never give up its land!"
Mandarin Monday: How to Talk About Oscar Films in Chinese
You may not have heard (unlikely), but the 89th Annual Academy Awards made more noise via media than it usual does, and was labeled as “the weirde
DP How to Use the Newly Bilingual Alipay as a Laowai
In 2015 we wrote a guide to setting up Alipay's
R The British Museum Brings A History of The World in 100 Objects at National Museum Until May 31
History and art enthusiasts, brace yourself, because this spring is going to be lively.
Mandarin Monday: When a Chuanr is Chuan'r is a Chuan'er, How to Correctly Transliterate Beijing's Favorite Street Snack
Everybody eats it, and nobody seems to know how to spell it: The ubiquitous and delicious bits of lamb or other animal bits pressed on a stick and
R Old China Hand: Talking with Expat Troubadour Mark Levine Ahead of His April 8 Performance at The Bookworm
Mark Levine has played at massive festivals for audiences of thousands, shot music videos atop the Great Wall, as well as received the Friendship
A Tale of Two Palaces
As a Brit, it’s quite an embarrassing experience visiting Yiheyuan, the Su
Cost of Marrying One of China's Outnumbered Women Continues to Skyrocket
Do you fancy marrying a Chinese wife?
DP The Heartwarming Story of a 72-Year-Old Transgender Beijinger
After decades of dreaming about it, Xin Yue has finally transitioned into womanhood.
Chinese Pop Culture Primer: Who Are the TFBoys, China's Most Popular "Fresh Meat"?
Last week's big hubbub is China's entertainment circles was getting a sneak peek at tomorrow's celebrities auditioning for the...
DP Valentine's Mandarin Monday: Five Alternative Ways to Say I Love You in Chinese
Bored with saying the usual 我爱你 (wǒ ài nǐ)? This Valentine's Day, really surprise your lover with these alternative ways of expressing yo
Gilbert Van Kerckhove: The Belgian Engineer Who Played a Key Role in Beijing’s Olympic Dream
As an old China hand, Gilbert Van Kerckhove did more than just witness China’s meteoric economic growth; he in fact played a helping hand in pushi