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Top Chinese Songs of 2018 (Part Two) Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

We’re continuing our countdown of the top Chinese songs of 2018 with five more tunes. Go back and check out Part One in case you missed it. Once again, I did my best to find the official music videos, lyrics in simplified Chinese, pinyin, and English, and a KTV-style video for you to sing along…

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Chinese Bamboo Instruments Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

Chinese Bamboo Instruments

One of the most interesting aspects of any culture is music. China has a rich musical tradition with countless unique musical instruments. We’ve already covered two different types of stringed instruments – bowed and plucked – so go back and read those posts to learn more. In this post, we’ll check out some Chinese bamboo…

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Chinese Bowed String Instruments Posted by on Dec 13, 2017

Chinese Bowed String Instruments

In my first post about traditional Chinese instruments, I covered some of the history and background, along with the plucked string instruments. In that post, we learned about the guqin, pipa, ruan, and guzheng. Now, let’s focus on the Chinese bowed string instruments. Huqin Instruments The Er Hu belongs to a series of Chinese instruments known as…

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Chinese Plucked Stringed Instruments Posted by on Dec 7, 2017

Chinese Stringed Instruments

These days, young Chinese carry iPhones and listen to pop music (流行音乐 – liú xíng yīn yuè) by day, and they hit KTV (karaoke) clubs at night. Walking around Chinese mega-malls, you’re bound to hear the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, or Cantonese/Taiwanese pop stars. So, you may be asking yourself, where is the…

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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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10 Things I Love About China Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

Fujian tulou.

As promised, here’s the follow up to my “10 Things I Hate About China” post with some things that I love about this country. 1. Its Natural Beauty When most people think of China, the first thing that comes to mind are mega-cities with congested roads, massive crowds of people, factories churning out cheap goods…

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Dancing with the Dragon and Phoenix Posted by on Aug 28, 2014

Our coverage of the Splendid China theme park in Shenzhen is coming to an end with this final video. If you missed the other stuff, go back and check out the article with tons of photos and watch the videos – one covers the replica ethnic minority villages while the other shows the amazing mini-China…

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