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Archive for March, 2015

The Movie Taking China By Storm: Under the Dome Posted by on Mar 9, 2015

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week in China, you’ve heard about the new documentary that has taken the country by storm – “Under the Dome” (穹顶之下 – qióng dǐng zhī xià). Produced by former CCTV journalist Chai Jing (柴静) over the course of a year, this 103-minute long film takes an…

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The Lantern Festival (元宵节) Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Today is the 15th and final day of the Spring Festival, called 元宵节 (yuán xiāo jié) in Chinese and the Lantern Festival in English. Check out some highlights from the Grand View Park in Kunming where elaborate lanterns are set up to celebrate this special day: 元宵节 – yuán xiāo jié Lantern Festival 春节 – chūn…

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Spring Festival in a Chinese Village Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

Way back in 2009, I celebrated my first Spring Festival in China. At the time, I was still a total newb – I ‘d only been in the country a few months, I barely spoke the language, and I knew very little about the Chinese New Year. With only a few days off of work…

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