Recommended reading on China and learning Chinese from the week of Oct 22. Each post individually handpicked and polished for your enjoyment!
Translating “and” into Mandarin Chinese - East Asia Student
和 vs. 跟 vs. 与 and more.
25 Ways to Find or Create Comprehensible Input - The Everyday Language Learner
Don’t let the title scare you – it’s just 25 great ways to collect more vocab words.
Chinese Way to Count on Their Fingers - Mandarin clickbyclick
Video with cute little girl and slow motion replay.
I want one!
21st-Century China - The Atlantic
This is the best post this week. 49 gorgeous photos showing major events in China over the past few weeks.
China’s Officialdom Novels: Translators Pay Attention! - inside-out China
“There is a rumor on the Chinese internet that, at various government levels, Party bosses are requiring their secretaries and subordinates to make a new novel their “must-read.” “
We covered the word for this in Chinese Slang 101: “Leftover Girls” and “Diamond Wangs”.
Traditional Wedding Customs in China - Artsywedding Blog
Chinese wedding interlude - That’s Shanghai
Photo of groom in ridiculous pink convertible – he looks bummed. Hope it’s because of the convertible.
Business and Tech
The 18 Most Valuable Chinese Brands - Business Insider
Essential reading if you’re a business person.
Ogilvy’s ‘Social Media Equivalents’ in China 2011 - Penn Olson
Super comprehensive infographic. If you like this, you’d probably like our Chinese computer and internet word list.
Traveling / Living in China
Shanghai festival kicks off with dance drama from Henan - China Daily
Teaching In China: How Much Money Will You Make? - Tom’s China Blog
A website for Chinese football in English - Wild East Football
If you’re into Chinese football (or soccer as we call it in the US), this is a go-to site.
Documentaries and TV shows
Last Train Home - PBS
New documentary: “Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life.”
China Readies Its Own ‘Gossip Girl’ - The Wall Street Journal
Are you as excited as I am?
Hope you enjoy! Please let us know if you have any thoughts, comments, or recommendations for next week!