The Many Mountains of China

The Many Mountains of China

Mountains feature prominently in Chinese art and culture, particularly ink paintings depicting jagged peaks rising in the mist and clouds. Unlike other countries which have a single famous range of mountains or one peak that hovers over a city, China has many peaks and ranges all over the country with different legends about their historical and mythical significance.

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How to Impress Your Chinese Boy/Girl Friend's Parents

How to Impress Your Chinese Boy/Girl Friend's Parents

Are you a 外国人 dating a Chinese person? When do you plan to meet your boyfriend or girlfriend's family? There are many particular customs or traditions to be prepared for depending where in China the family is from but there are a few key things you can do to leave an excellent first impression.

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Top 5 Chinese Buzzwords from 2018

Top 5 Chinese Buzzwords from 2018

Now that 2018 is over, there are "best of" and "top" lists everywhere you turn. In China, one of the lists is "Top Buzzwords of 2018". While you may know some of these words from your textbook, the way people *actually* use them in real life is much different. Level up your language skills and learn how phrases from the real world with this list

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China's Biggest City Has the Most Expensive Apartments

China's Biggest City Has the Most Expensive Apartments

Shanghai is notoriously one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world. With the largest urban population in the world, it's no wonder. Everyone, Chinese and internationally, wants to come to Shanghai, the city of the future. Which means living space is at a premium price, especially in the heart of the city.

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Studying Abroad Isn't Just a Semester of Fun

Studying Abroad Isn't Just a Semester of Fun

Many university students around the world spend some time experiencing life in another country, whether for a semester abroad or a gap year. For Chinese students, study abroad isn't just an eye-opening experience that you fondly reminisce about in your middle age. Studying abroad is a necessary means to get a better job, income, and life for you and your family.

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