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Chinese Blog Greatest Hits: Volume 1 Posted by on Jul 12, 2022

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 years since I started writing for the Chinese Language Blog. At the time, I was an English teacher (英语老师 yīngyǔ lǎoshī) in Beijing. I had a personal blog (博客 bókè), but it was just for fun. Since then, I’ve probably written thousands of blog posts for various…

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Eating Chinese Food in Italy Posted by on Apr 14, 2022

Now I’m traveling in Italy. Because Chinese people really like coming here, there’s a lot of Chinese food. (现在我在意大利旅游。因为中国人很喜欢来这里,所以有很多中国菜。 xiànzài wǒ zài yìdàlì lǚyóu。yīn wéi zhōngguó rén hěn xǐhuān lái zhèlǐ, suǒyǐ yǒu hěnduō zhōngguó cài). In this post, I’ll tell you all about eating Chinese food in Italy while teaching some useful expressions. When…

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A Perfect Day in Beijing Posted by on Mar 16, 2022

Beijing is a massive, sprawling city that’s home to over 20 million people. As such, it can be an overwhelming place to explore. Having spent half a decade calling the city home, I’m here to help you plan a trip to the Chinese capital. In this post, I’ll share my advice for how to spend…

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Beijing Famous Snack Yellow Pea Cake Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

Cixi (1835-1908) was the queen regent of the Qing Dynasty and known as the empress dowager of China. She started as one of the emperor’s low-ranking concubines. She gave birth to his first son, and after the emperor death she seized power and ruled over the Chinese empire for almost half a century. According to…

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My Favorite Places in China Posted by on May 25, 2021

For the past 15 months, travel has basically been on hold due to the pandemic. As people start to get vaccinated and countries announce their plans to open up, we can finally look forward to future travel again. I’ve had some of my best travel experiences ever in China, so today I’d like to share…

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Beijing Kao Ya: A Delectable Duck Posted by on Mar 18, 2021

When one thinks of Beijing, a few things immediately come to mind – the Great Wall (长城 – cháng chéng), the Forbidden City (故宫 – gù gōng), and the city’s most famous dish – Beijing roast duck (北京烤鸭 – běi jīng kǎo yā). There are plenty of excellent Chinese dishes out there, but it’s hard…

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