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In a Chinese Restaurant Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

For anyone planning a trip to China, perhaps the most important language related topic to study is “in the restaurant.”  China is home to a vast array of different cuisines, and it would be a shame if you came all the way here and ended up eating McDonald’s and KFC simply because you cannot communicate…

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Table Manners (桌子礼节) Posted by on May 29, 2011

While most people that first visit China are shocked at the lack of proper etiquette when sitting down for a meal–don’t fool yourself–China has very particular table manner rules or 桌子礼节 (zhuōzi lǐjié). Unlike western eating culture, which espouses notions of individual servings, and stoic propriety, Chinese eating culture is all about the mixing and…

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