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Chinese Place Names in the Hyperion Cantos

Chinese Place Names in the Hyperion Cantos

It’s been a few weeks since I finished Dan Simmons’ sci-fi classic quadrilogy, the Hyperion Cantos. It was a great story, full of grand sweeping ideas, and one thing that got my attention was the repeated use of Chinese names (especially in Book 4). Anyone studying Chinese might be a little thrown off by the…

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4 Chinese Ghost Stories You Should Know

Halloween is not a traditional Chinese holiday, and the exposure most Chinese people have to it is through their Western friends. Although with globalization more Chinese young people are getting their ghoul on on Oct. 31st, there are already many previously existing scary stories and legends in Chinese folklore, and many popular Chinese holidays dedicated…

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Learn Chinese Insights Podcast Episode 007: Malachi McGee

In this episode, I interview Malachi McGee. Malachi originally came to Taiwan 7 years ago as a Mormon Missionary. Listen on to find out: Why Malachi decided to stay on in Taiwan even after his missionary term was up About the Missionary Training Center program’s intensive Mandarin course Why he decided to stay on in…

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Interview with Ray Hecht on writing and his new book, “South China Morning Blues”

http://bit.ly/1k3nFOB   Interview with Ray Hecht on writing and his new book, “South China Morning Blues” Let’s face it, if you’ve lived in China, then you know the question: why did you come to China? For some, the answer is a tall tale. For others, like me, the answer is pretty lame: via a university…

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Post-fieldwork evaluation

After I returned from Taiwan I had some time to reflect on what I had been able to achieve, what I had failed to do and what I learned. I could write an essay on this topic but I’ll try keep it down in length. Firstly, I should explain that I headed out to Taiwan…

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SERIES: Pengyous of Beijing

Daxing, Beijing (Metro Line 4: Tiangongyuan) “I first came to Beijing in 2005. At that time I was only 13-years-old and my uncle was in Beijing. I did all the touristy things, I saw the Summer Palace, Tian’anmen, and the Great Wall. I came back here again after I finished high school to enlist into the…

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Chinese characters vs. English sight words

Chinese characters vs. English sight words

Our oldest daughter is loving the neighbourhood Chinese literacy class.You don’t have to be like a Chinese immigrant we talked with this past summer in Louisiana. She said she tells Americans to not even bother trying to learn Chinese because “it’s just too hard.” Chinese is not impossible. It’s not even all that hard. But…

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I have a super duper mega huge favor to ask you all…

I have a super duper mega huge favor to ask you all…

Can you please like the picture of Derek and I by  following this link: We can win bubble tea 😛 needless to say I NEED to win 😀 The post appeared first on http://bit.ly/1MrrROn Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Did The Walking Dead’s Glenn Really Die? On the Loss of a Great Asian Male TV Character

A week ago, I watched a collective gasp ripple across Twitter when real tragedy struck on The Walking Dead – when the impossible, the one thing that all of us insisted the show could never, ever, do did in fact happen. Glenn died. And not just any death – it was a bloody, brutal, horrible…

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Unexpected Behavior

So far my Chinese mother-in-law has visited us three times. The first time together with her husband staying for a month with us, the second time for three months when Nathan was born and the third time this year again for three months. Besides that we have been multiple times in China spanning altogether again…

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