Connecting Cultures

April 23, 2014

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April 4, 2014
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March 20, 2014

Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East for millennia.  Paintings from long lost civilizations bear images of people harvesting dates.  With such a long history, dates and date palms are firmly rooted in the cultures of the Middle East.

February 22, 2014
(image source: UNESCO)

February 15, 2014
YuanXiao Jie, Chinese Lantern Festival, is the holiday Chinese people enjoy the night time scen
January 22, 2014
Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday for the Chinese. (image source:

December 21, 2013

Many Westerners travelling in China are struck by the bizarre English phrases bannered across the t-shirts commonly worn by young Chinese people. The slogans sometimes seem ripped from the pages of English-language fashion magazines.

December 13, 2013

The film industry of Taiwan isn’t as old as the mainland’s or as prolific as Hong Kong’s, but it has produced some of the most influential Chinese-language films and has played a major role in introducing Chinese cinema to global audiences in the 21st century.

December 6, 2013

In many cultures, fast food comes with a negative connotation.