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Archive for December, 2011

New Year’s Eve 新的一年 (for the rest of us) Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everybody! 新年快乐! Here’s to 2012! Ok, before I receive a plethora of comments and posts about this not being the official Chinese New Year, I urge everyone to slow their roll and take a big, deep breath. Feel better? Ok good, because contrary to popular opinion in the mainland, the official, global New…

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Worth a Thousand Words: Photos of 2011 Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

Following our 2011 Year in Review post I thought it would be fitting to reflect back on the best images from our blog in 2011. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so without further ado, here’s China (from the Silk Road to Simatai) through my camera lens…

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2011 Year in Review Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

It’s been an amazing year for Transparent Chinese. Our Facebook page passed the 50,000 fans mark, our YouTube and Twitter pages have had great success, and our blog looks better than ever. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without YOU! We’d like to thank all of our readers for supporting us and making 2011…

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Christmas Vocabulary (圣诞生词) Posted by on Dec 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, everyone (圣诞快乐!). While everyone is celebrating/relaxing with family and friends, here’s a quick little study guide on Christmas vocabulary words or 圣诞生词 (shèng dàn shēng cí). Happy Holidays everyone! Christmas eve ►ping ān yè 平安夜 平安夜 Merry Christmas ►shèng dàn kuài lè 聖誕快樂 圣诞快乐 Christmas tree ►shèng dàn shù 聖誕樹 圣诞树 Candy Cane…

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A Chinese Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

The holiday season is upon us yet again, and while most people don’t associate China with Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié), the holiday is becoming more and more popular in the Middle Kingdom. For the past month, the Christmas spirit has been alive and well here in Beijing – in subway stations, shopping centers…

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Santa Con IV Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

n its 4th year, Santa Con Beijing took China’s capital city by storm. From Christmas carols on the subway, to champagne in Wangfujing, to drunken revelry in Hou Hai, and then all the way to the bars of Sanlitun, it was an epic day full of holiday cheer(s) and spirit(s).

Breakfast the Chinese Way (中式早饭) Posted by on Dec 21, 2011

When one thinks of Chinese cuisine, one usually imagines a mixture of chopped meats, veggies and starches flash-cooked in oil and served alongside rice or noodles. This is traditional Han Chinese food, served all throughout the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner–reliable as the sunrise. Yet, as a foreigner living in China, what are your non-Han…

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