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A Virtual Tour of China Posted by on May 20, 2020

Highlights of Guangxi

I don’t know about you, but I really like traveling (我很喜欢旅行 wǒ hěn xǐ huān lǚ xíng). For us travelers, this global pandemic (全球大流行 quán qiú dà liú xíng) really stinks. That’s why I’m going to take you on a virtual tour of China (中国虚拟之旅 zhōng guó xū nǐ zhī lǚ). Hopefully this inspires you…

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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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Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds

The Lantern Festival is the 15th and final day of Spring Festival. On this day, people in China will solve lantern riddles and eat rice balls called tangyuan. At places like the City Wall of Xi’an and the Grand View Park in Kunming, you can see an impressive lantern display. Check out some highlights of…

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Terracotta Warriors Posted by on May 22, 2017

There are many famous landmarks across China. One of the most impressive is without a doubt the Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑 – bīng mǎ yǒng) in Xi’an. This UNESCO World Heritage site is said to be the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating piece of Chinese history…

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Chinese Lunch (中式午餐) Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

What do Chinese people eat for lunch? I’ll give you a clue – it’s not General Tso’s chicken or egg rolls! Want to see what a real Chinese lunch looks like? You’ve come to the right place! Check out some common lunch foods from across China in this short video, from Beijing, to Xi’an, to…

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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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Xi’an Cuisine Video Tour Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

The city of Xi’an is famous for its Terracotta Warriors, as well as its City Wall. It’s also famous for its cuisine. Let’s explore in search of some Xi’an cuisine (西安菜 xī’ān cài). In a day of walking around Xi’an, try the city’s famous lamb stew with crumbled flatbread, the “Chinese hamburger,” and sample a…

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