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Culture Shock in China – Drinking Posted by on May 12, 2013

In case you missed the first installment of our “Culture Shock in China” series, you ought to go back and read about the culture shock associated with food and dining out in China (from an American’s perspective). Of course, you can’t talk about food without talking about drinks. As such, today I’ll share my culture…

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The Qingdao Beer Festival (青岛啤酒节) Posted by on Jul 30, 2011

About a month into my first stint in China (中国 – zhōng guó), I suffered from a case of itchy feet.  While I had moved here to work, my job was only meant to be a means to an end – to fund my adventures.  My first few weeks in 北京 had been a roller…

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Everything But the Table, Chinese Beer (啤酒) Posted by on Oct 14, 2010

I am often asked “what is my favorite/least favorite part about China,” and usually respond to both questions with one word: beer or 啤酒 (pí jiǔ). This often brings a look of confusion to the questioner’s face, but it’s quite telling of “beer culture” in China. How can you both love and hate Chinese beer? It’s simple.  You…

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