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Archive for July, 2014

Meet the 56 Ethnic Groups of China Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

Most people know that China is the world’s most populous country, with over 1.3 billion people. Not so many know that the huge population of China is actually composed of 56 ethnic groups (民族 – mín zú). In truth, not everyone who lives in China identifies themselves primarily as “Chinese.” It is a very culturally…

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Splendid China – Folk Culture Village Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Did you know that China has 56 ethnic groups? You can learn about lots of them by visiting the Splendid China theme park in the southern city of Shenzhen. Take a short video tour to explore some of China’s ethnic minority culture. 蒙古族 – méng gǔ zú Mongols 黎族 – lí zú Li 海南 –…

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Tour All of China in One Park Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

As the world’s second largest country (covering 9.6 million square kilometers) and the most populous (over 1.3 billion), China can be an intimidating place to travel in. It is a massive, crowded country, and there’s so much to see and do that one could spend an entire lifetime wandering the Middle Kingdom and still not…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – E-Commerce Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

We’ve talked a lot about the Internet in China recently, so here are the previous posts in case you’ve missed any of them: Intro Censorship Social Media Online Gaming Internet Addiction We’ve just about covered it all, but there can’t be a discussion about the ‘net in China without talking about e-commerce. This is certainly…

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My Favorite Meal in China Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

When it comes to eating in the Middle Kingdom, your options are practically endless. In such a huge country with an incredibly diverse population, it’s no wonder that there are many different styles of cuisine. For a quick crash course in the major culinary styles of China, check out these posts highlighting the different regions…

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100 Most Common Chinese Characters (21-40) Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

Keep going through the 100 most common Chinese characters with us in the 2nd video covering #s 21-40: 为  – wèi for, because of 子 – zǐ child, son 和  – hé and, together, with 你 – nǐ you 地 – dì earth, ground, position, place 出 – chū go out 道 – dào way…

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Better Know a… Province (Shanxi) Posted by on Jul 14, 2014

It’s been a while since our last post in this ongoing series that’s taking us around China one province at a time. Last time, we visited Shandong province – home of Confucius and Tsingtao beer. From there it only makes sense for us to head next to the province that is “West of the Mountains”…

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