With headlines of foods scares splashed across the news every year, the focus on where our food comes from and what is being done to it is increasingly in the spotlight. If you want to know where to buy organic and how to talk about organic food in China, then read on. Read More
Learning Chinese is a magical journey made accessible and satisfying by recognizing new patterns. Here are four common Chinese characters based on 巴, all delightfully discussed and explained. 巴, 把, 爸, and 吧, are often used and very useful characters to master. They all use ‘ba’ as a phonetic sound but differ quite dramatically in tone and how we use them.
Learning how to properly use the different ‘ba’ sound commonly heard in Mandarin will make learning Chinese just that little bit easier. Here’s a quick look to contextualize what you can take from this article:
Featuring some of the best Chinese hip-hop artists, the Strawberry Music Festival in Shanghai was lit! Not only were there performances, but there were rap battles too. This article will attempt to answer a common question posed by hip-hop enthusiasts. Who are the best Chinese hip-hop artists?
China is very attached to its ancient roots, and, as a result, certain cultural practices can be, at the very least, disorienting for foreigners and language learners. Chinese humor is excellent in illustrating this very point!
If you have spent any time in China you have probably have heard about Chinese Medicine; It is more than 2000 years old, it is based on ancient texts (the oldest being the Huángdì Nèijīng (黄帝内经) compiled by unknown authors between 300 and 1000 BCE) and extensive clinical observation and testing. However, it is also based on Chinese philosophy and habits of civilizations based on years of human experience and interaction with the natural world. Western medicine and Chinese Medicine are capable of complementing each other as they often focus on different things. While Western Medicine tends to categorize illnesses into individual parts or symptoms, the Chinese approach is a more holistic approach that incorporates the physiological and psychological of the individual. The phrase “cure the source, not just the symptoms” (治标不治本 – zhìbiāo bù zhìběn) is at the core of Chinese Medicine.