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25 Chinese Words and Phrases for Valentine’s Day Posted by on Feb 12, 2015

Western holidays are becoming more and more popular in China with each passing year. In October, English schools, restaurants, and bars in big cities throw Halloween parties. Come December, “Jingle Bells” can be heard around every corner, and you may even see hundreds of Santas parading around Beijing. Even though China has its own holiday…

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A Chinese Dating Game Show Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

We’ve recently talked about dating game shows in China and how they’ve become super popular in the past few years. While big money studio shows like “If You Are the One” dominate the airwaves, we decided to throw our own version of a dating game show in Kunming. There were some awkward moments, hilarious questions…

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Chinese Dating Game Shows Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Since I talked about online dating in the last post, I figured I might as well jump into the wild world of Chinese dating game shows today. Alongside the explosion of the online dating market in China, game shows full of young Chinese who are single and ready to mingle have also gotten incredibly popular…

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A Guide to the Internet in China – Online Dating Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

It’s been a while since our last post about the Internet in China, so here are links to previous posts in case you missed out and are interested: Intro Censorship Social Media Online Gaming Internet Addiction E-Commerce For our final post, we’ll look at the wonderful world of online dating in China. How fitting, seeing…

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Singles’ Day in China Posted by on Nov 11, 2013

Tomorrow is November 11, and it is Singles’ Day (光棍节 – guāng gùn jié) here in China. The name of the festival can roughly be translated as “bare branch” – a tree with no leaves representing a person with no better half. Celebrated on 11.11, the four ones represent those who are flying solo in…

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Best of Transparent Chinese Series Posted by on May 29, 2013

Throughout my time blogging for Transparent Chinese, I’ve put together many different series of posts. From music, to love, to history, to Chinese idioms, and much, much more, a lot of topics have been discussed here over the years. In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s an easy-to-follow guide to a few of the…

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Chinese Love – Part One Posted by on Oct 7, 2011

Throughout my time living in China, one question has managed to come up multiple times from friends and family back at home – “Is there a Chinese word for love?” While it is certainly true that Chinese people express the most complicated human emotion in different ways than Westerners, that doesn’t mean there is no…

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