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Connecting Cultures

October 25, 2013

Now that we’ve covered the history of Chinese film and

October 17, 2013

After the Cultural Revolution had practically shut down the Chinese film industry, Deng Xiaoping’s (鄧小平) efforts to reform China (改革開放) revitalized the system.

October 10, 2013

What was the first Chinese movie you ever saw? Unless you’re over 108 years old, it probably wasn’t The Battle of Mt. Dingjun, the very first Chinese film made in 1905.

October 3, 2013

How many English language movies have you watched this year?  What about Chinese language movies?  When thinking about movies, it’s easy to focus on Hollywood.  However, China is the second biggest movie market in the world, and

September 20, 2013

In American society today, finding your significant other can be as easy as going online.  Internet dating sites can be found that meet anyone’s needs, whether they be religious, hobby-based or anything else you can think of!

September 11, 2013

In the movie Beijing Bicycle (十七岁的单车) viewers will learn, among other things, the importance of having a bike in Chinese cities. But in a country changing so quickly, is this still the case?

September 5, 2013

In the previous blog series, we introduced English words that have an origin in Chinese and

August 28, 2013

If you missed Part 1 of this blog series about the origin of English words, follow the link to catch up on some English words that come

August 22, 2013

Students aren’t the only ones moving around at the end of summer.  Ghosts are too!

August 15, 2013

Many of us are in the habit of thinking about culture as something that affects language, but have you ever considered how the way we talk and communicate can affect the way we think and act?

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