Connecting Cultures

February 21, 2019

Have you ever been set up on a blind date by a parent? How about a grandparent? For many young, single Chinese people, it’s an uncomfortable scenario that plays out again and again at China’s so-called “marriage markets."

ticket check
January 21, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people are traveling for the Lunar New Year. Learn all about the largest human migration on Earth.

home-style tofu
January 8, 2019

Get in my belly, home-style tofu--hold on, is that pork I spy? Learn to order meatless dishes with confidence!

Two people exchange a gift wrapped in brown paper using both hands
December 10, 2018

Finding the right gift for someone can be rewarding, but it can also be stressful--especially when you don’t know the unspoken rules of the recipient’s culture. We have you covered with 10 dos and don’ts to guide you through the art of Chinese gift-giving

November 8, 2018

What are the differences between simplified and traditional Chinese characters? Your frequently asked questions, answered.

October 26, 2018

"Bone up" on your knowledge of monsters from Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean folklore just in time for Halloween. Read on...if you dare.

October 9, 2018

Why do the Chinese prefer their beverages hot, not iced?

QWERTY keyboard
October 1, 2018

Learn how to type in Chinese with the keyboard you already own, plus how to avoid common pitfalls.

four colorful postcards from Chin and Taiwan
September 17, 2018

Have you written your penpal lately? Learn how to send letters to Mainland China and Taiwan. Plus, practice writing Chinese addresses with a free downloadable worksheet!