Culture

10 Chinese Customs Westerners Are Not Used To

If you are preparing for a trip to China, you’ll have to make yourself familiar with things like food and maybe even a bit of the language so that you can help yourself acclimatize. However, you’ll also want to take a look at Chinese customs. While you may be staying there short-term or even just visiting, you’ll want to make sure that you’re generally familiar with the Chinese customs and…
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How to Learn Mandarin: 5 Top Tips

Are you looking to learn Chinese Mandarin before you get on a plane and enjoy a trip to China?  If so, you’ll be surprised (and pleased) to know that it isn’t going to be as impossible as you’d think. While there are some that may make it sound impossible or very…
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How important is English Education in China?

When China’s economy started to open up to the world, so started a desire to learn English, the so-called new global language. Today, English education occupies a key place in China’s overall education system. That is not to say China emphasizes English to the…
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8 Basic Chinese Social Etiquettes You Should Know

The culture in China has been developed over hundreds of years, resulting in countless social etiquette that is only unique to China. A few things that you do without thinking back home may be something that is frowned upon over in China. If you pay attention to how you act, understand the differences between cultures, it is actually quite easy to keep up with China’s social etiquette. Once you…
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Chinese Food Guide: 7 Must-Try Dishes

Food in China is quite different from what you used to … Most foreigners are taken by a complete surprise by the Chinese food they have in China. They frequented Chinese restaurants in their home cities on the regular, but when they arrive in China, there’s no beef with…
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16 Interesting Chinese Cultural Facts

Before you visit China, knowing a bit about the Chinese culture facts will help you to delve into it further and find more to love about it! Chinese culture is a rich tapestry melded with history from over 5,000 years. It’s no wonder the culture intrigues so many. Here we introduce you to some interesting facts about the culture in China. We’ve combined both modern culture as well as…
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Chinese Beauty Standards: Comparing to the West

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and much like the Evil Queen’s magic mirror said, the fairest of them all usually fits a specific description. Let’s look at some of the female beauty standards of both Chinese and Western society.  Loveliness has shifted…