How I Built a Relationship with My Chinese Mother-in-Law

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s guest post was written by Jocelyn Eikenburg from Speaking of China. She’s an experienced blogger and writer and has written pieces for the Wall Street Journal and the Huffington Post. When I traveled Hangzhou during Chinese New Year 2015, she and her husband even found time to meet up with me and have dinner together. She’s…

5 MUST-DOs in Nanjing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Nanjing has always been far up on my travel bucket list in China. Especially its history had intrigued me since the city was the capital of numerous dynasties and was even named “the capital of the world” during the Tang Dynasty, when China was an extremely wealthy empire with a high standard…

Do You Suffer From Cultural Fatigue?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cultural fatigue can be defined as a state of being where the small, adverse intricate of the culture begin to bother you out of reasonable proportion after living in another country for an extended amount of time. – Vagabond Journey The recent article published on Vagabondjourney.com on “What is Cultural Fatigue” inspired me to write this post because…

Differences Between China and Korea

Reading Time: 4 minutes Now that I’m only a few weeks away from going back to Korea to visit my boyfriend Jeongsu, I started thinking about some major differences between China and South Korea. Even though they are both Asian countries and located pretty close to each other, you would think the two countries must be pretty similar. Indeed,…

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival: Munching on Mooncakes!

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Working In A Chinese Company

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been 3 months, since I started working in a Chinese company here in Changsha, Hunan Province. Unlike the “typical” foreigner image in China, I do not teach English but work in the Marketing Department of a Chinese-German company selling computer accessories worldwide. As of now, I am the only foreigner working in the company…

Guest Post: My Same-Sex Marriage To A Chinese Man

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am so happy to feature this guest post about same-sex marriage between an American and Chinese national. Previously, I wrote about the LGBT scene in China because I think it is of great importance in Today’s China. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!  “Its amazing how your expectations of…

Chinese Words That Should Be Used in Other Languages As Well

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since I moved back to China, my Chinese has gotten better and better. Being the only foreigner in my company and almost only hanging out with Chinese people made me speak the language on a different level than before. When I speak English or German again, though, I sometimes like to use certain Chinese words…

Chinese Tea Culture 中国茶文化

Reading Time: 5 minutes   I love drinking tea. China has a tea culture of thousands of years. According to legend, tea was first discovered by the Chinese emperor and herbalist, whose name was Shennong in 2737 BCE. The nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their Status and scholars hailed the brew as a…

10 Reasons Why I Love China

Reading Time: 3 minutes A lot of people I met during my time here in the US ask me what I want to do when I am graduating in March and when I say I am going back to live in China some of them ask why. That’s why I decided to write a post about my top 10…

Chinese Male Models: “China’s Most Striking Men”

Reading Time: 3 minutes China’s economy has been booming for decades and not only industries like energy, automobile and steel/coal are keeping the economy up. There is one other industry that has been emerging over the past years: the Chinese fashion industry! The China Fashion Week in Beijing as well as special Fashion Weeks in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin are…

Chinese Number Codes For Chatting

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