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8 Years of Videos Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

8 Years of Videos

After 8 years of sharing videos on Chinese language and culture, this will be my final video post on the Transparent Chinese channel. As such, I’ve put together a nice recap on 8 years of videos to share with you. It’s been a wild ride that included living in both Beijing and Kunming, working as…

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My Neighborhood in Chinese Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

A great way to start building your vocabulary and practice talking about places and directions is to introduce your neighborhood (邻里 – lín lǐ) or community (社区 – shè qū; 小区 – xiǎo qū). If you live in a Chinese city, your neighborhood is most likely a very busy place, with all sorts of shops, businesses…

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Top 10 of 2015 Posted by on Dec 30, 2015

It’s hard to believe, but 2015 is almost behind us. You know what they say – “time flies like an arrow” (光阴似箭 – guāng yīn sì jiàn). Ok, maybe you haven’t heard that one before. There’s a new Chinese idiom for you to start using to impress your friends! Anyway, back to the task at…

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Culture Shock in China – Face Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

It’s been quite a while since our last post about Culture Shock in China, so here’s a quick recap with the links of the previous posts for those who missed out: Food/Dining Out Drinking Apartments Bathrooms Getting Around Today, I’ll dive into one aspect of Chinese culture that has always been hard for me to…

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Rice Posted by on Sep 7, 2015

Way back in the spring of 2008, I was gearing up to graduate from Michigan State and busy juggling classes, a few internships, and an independent study. In the downtime at work, I crafted my resume and scoured job postings online. I attended a handful of job fairs and even volunteered at a few of them…

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5 Years of Blogging in China Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that old adage must be true, because it’s already been five years since I started writing and making videos for the Chinese Language & Culture Blog. Sitting here now, it’s hard to imagine going back to that place and time when I started here. At the…

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In the (Chinese) Kitchen Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

I love to cook, and one of the things I miss most about home is being able to walk into the local grocery store, understand everything on the shelves, and then cook up a tasty meal in the kitchen. As is the case with many aspects of daily life here, things are just not so…

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