This week we’re back by popular demand! More blog posts and articles for you to read on China and the process of learning Chinese:
How to Say “Cheesy” in Chinese - The World of Chinese
They should teach this in school.
A Chat With Eveline Chao, Slang Guru and Accidental Hepcat - The World of Chinese
Interview with author of Chinese slang bible “NIUBI!”
Mandarin Love: Chinese Phrases On Love and Destiny - Speaking of China
If you’re into love and destiny.
Oct. 14 Buzzwords - Shanghai Daily
Great source of new Chinese slang that tells a lot about Chinese society too.
Benchmarking progress to stay motivated - Hacking Chinese
A Simple Way to Test Your Chinese Listening Progress - Lingomi Blog
Chinese Culture and Society
Beautiful photos showing you how Chinese people spent the holiday.
The Hakka: Nomadic gypsy tinkers or China’s ancient Han? - the China Travel Blog
Fantastic in-depth article on the origins and customs of the mysterious Hakka minority.
In Brief: Why People Become Officials - ChinaGeeks
Interesting though not scientifically rigorous Weibo poll.
China’s stature as cheap producer fading into history - The Globe and Mail
Child Trafficking and Sina Weibo - China Hush
A major issue in China – one microblogger decided to do something about it.
Niang Tofu: A Hearty Hakka Dish for the Fall - The World of Chinese
Intro, photo, and recipe for what looks like a really good dish.
How to Cook with Chinese Vinegar - The World of Chinese
Chinese People in the News
Make sure you watch the video too – her English public speaking skills are amazing!
Tang Lao Ba: The Street Sweeper Who Became One of China’s Best-Loved Bloggers - The World of Chinese
This street sweeper has 44,000 real Weibo fans!!
The Chinese couple went to six continents, including Antarctica!
Traveling/Living in China
China’s 7 Best Outdoor Music Festivals - The World of Chinese
Shanghai Culture Square: the space turtle has landed - the China Travel Blog
10,000 expected at matchmaking party - Shanghai Daily
This probably won’t exactly be speed-dating – “The matchmaking party seems to be more popular among parents than young singles themselves.”
How American Companies Choose Their Chinese Name - Tom’s China Blog
Interesting article that also includes long list of Chinese names of American companies.
Chinese ingenuity at its finest.
Hope you enjoy! Please let us know if you have any other posts or articles on China or learning Chinese that should be a part of next week’s recommended reading!