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A Short Trip to Honghe Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

A Short Trip to Honghe

Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng) is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places to explore in China. In addition to its stunning landscapes such as the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the province is incredibly diverse. Of the 55 ethnic minority groups in China, 25 call Yunnan home. As a result, there are many autonomous…

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Meet the 56 Ethnic Groups of China Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

Most people know that China is the world’s most populous country, with over 1.3 billion people. Not so many know that the huge population of China is actually composed of 56 ethnic groups (民族 – mín zú). In truth, not everyone who lives in China identifies themselves primarily as “Chinese.” It is a very culturally…

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Splendid China – Folk Culture Village Posted by on Jul 29, 2014

Did you know that China has 56 ethnic groups? You can learn about lots of them by visiting the Splendid China theme park in the southern city of Shenzhen. Take a short video tour to explore some of China’s ethnic minority culture. 蒙古族 – méng gǔ zú Mongols 黎族 – lí zú Li 海南 –…

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The Middle Kingdom Posted by on Jun 3, 2012

So you want to learn Chinese, huh? Well, if you’re going to learn a language, you might as well learn something about the country, too. I’m going to be ripping off Stephen Colbert and his “Better Know a District” segment a little bit, as I roll out “Better Know a Province,” a new series here…

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