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Archive for May, 2016

Music Genres in Chinese Posted by on May 26, 2016

Music (音乐 – yīn yuè) is a huge part of my life. From playing cello, percussion, and guitar through my school years, to following my favorite bands around the country, to attending music festivals in the US, China, and Indonesia, music has always played an important role in my life. How about you? Do you…

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Better Know a… Province (Hubei) Posted by on May 25, 2016

We’ve already visited Hunan, so it’s only natural that our next stop be “North of the Lake,” as we head to Hubei (湖北 – hú běi). History The area that is today known as Hubei was home to Neolithic cultures, as evidenced by painted pottery that was excavated there. During the Spring and Autumn Period…

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Top Beijing Attractions Posted by on May 23, 2016

There’s lots to see and do in Beijing, as the Chinese capital is full of some of the most important and famous attractions in the entire country. History buffs, foodies, art aficionados, shopaholics, and party animals can all find something to do in the ‘Jing. While there’s enough to do in Beijing to keep you…

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Chinese Astronomy Lesson Posted by on May 19, 2016

While it may not be the most useful thing to study when learning a new language, astronomy (天文学 – tiān wén xué) is certainly an interesting topic. When it comes to Chinese, learning the names of the planets and other astronomy-related vocabulary can help you become familiar with common characters that are used in a variety…

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Yellow Crane Tower – Wuhan Posted by on May 18, 2016

Check out the Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼 – huáng hè lóu) – the most famous attraction in Wuhan, feast on street food, and chill by the Yangtze River, all in this short video.

A Day in Wuhan Posted by on May 16, 2016

See what you can do with “A Day in Wuhan” in this short video. Walk through a local park to check out a temple, locals jamming out, and some interesting statues. Check-in to an awesome hostel and chill out for a while, and then stroll along a trendy street full of shops and cafes.

Exploring Wuhan Posted by on May 12, 2016

The provincial capital of Hubei, Wuhan (武汉 – wǔ hàn) is an ancient city that has long been a center of learning, especially the arts. It would be the capital of central China if there were such a thing – it’s the political, economic, financial, cultural, educational and transportation center of the region. Let’s take a…

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