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2016 Year in Review – Culture and Travel Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

If you’re a fan of Chinese language and culture, 2016 has been a good year. We’ve covered tons of topics this year, including plenty of posts heavy on new Chinese vocabulary and important grammar. This blog is about more than just learning new words, though – it’s also about diving into Chinese culture and exploring…

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Qufu – Hometown of Confucius Posted by on Jul 11, 2016

While exploring Shandong province, history and culture lovers should be sure to include a stop in Qufu (曲阜 – qū fù), hometown of Confucius (孔子 – kǒng zǐ). The ancient philosopher, teacher, and politician was born in 551 BC and has remained influential in Chinese culture ever since. In Qufu, you can visit the Three Confucian Sites…

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Shandong Adventure – Mt. Tai and Qufu Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

While it’s not exactly one of the most famous places in China, Shandong province has a lot to offer visitors. This coastal province located on the Yellow Sea is home to one of the nation’s four great culinary traditions (Lu), its most famous beer (Tsingtao), its most sacred mountain (Mt. Tai), and even Confucius himself. Take…

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Highlights of Shandong Province Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Take a video journey through eastern China’s Shandong province. Climb Mt. Tai, the holiest Taoist mountain in the country, visit the home of Confucius for a lesson in history and culture, and then head to Qingdao to hit the crowded beach, feast on seafood, and get crazy at the annual beer festival. 泰安 – tài’ān…

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Better Know a… Province (Shandong) Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

China is a huge country, with provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions, and SARs. Yeah, it’s a bit complicated. That’s why we’re going all around the country and introducing each place one by one. It’s been a while since the last post in this ongoing series, so here’s a recap for those of you who haven’t been…

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Qufu – Confucian Mansion and Cemetery Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

In addition to the massive Confucius Temple, the hometown of the Great Sage also includes the Confucian Mansion and Cemetery. See where the descendants of Master Kong lived and worked, and where thousands of them are buried in a grand forest in this short video tour. 三孔 – sān kǒng three Confucian Sites   孔府…

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Qufu (曲阜) – Confucius Temple (孔庙) Posted by on Aug 18, 2012

Qufu is the hometown of one of China’s most famous historical figures – Confucius. The legendary poet, teacher, philosopher, and politician grew up here, and his influence is clear everywhere you look. Explore the temple that bears his name in this video. 曲阜 – qū fù Qufu   曲阜东站 – qū fù dōng zhàn Qufu…

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