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Top 10 Posts of 2018 Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

Top 10 Posts of 2018

It’s hard to believe, but another year is about to finish up. As we look forward to the New Year (新年 – xīn nián), it’s a great time to reflect on the one that’s ending. Here at the Chinese Language Blog, that means looking back on our 100 or so posts from the year and seeing…

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“The Pity of Zhongyong”: The Story about a Child Prodigy Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

Wang Anshi was a Song Dynasty (960–1279 AC) scholar, who advocated for education. He wrote an article about a child prodigy from his hometown to display the importance of education. His essay – 《伤仲永》 (Shāng Zhòngyǒng, “The Pity of Zhongyong”) – tells the story of a boy named 方仲永 (Fāng Zhòngyǒng). Born to a family…

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Do People Celebrate Christmas in China? Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

Do People Celebrate Christmas in China?

When I lived in China, I always got the same question from family and friends around this time of year – “Do people celebrate Christmas in China?” The short answer is “Yes,” but there’s a lot more to it than that. In this post, I’ll try to shed some light on what Christmas is like…

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Huang Qi’s Fight for Human Rights in China Posted by on Dec 3, 2018

Huang Qi (黄琦) is a Chinese webmaster and human rights activist. In 1998 Huang Qi founded (创办chuàng bàn) the 64 Tianwang website to disseminate reports about Chinese citizens who had been trafficked and disappeared. He used his website to counter human trafficking (人口贩卖rén kŏu fàn mà) in China, and to help find missing people. Gradually his website expanded to object any human…

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