Liu Xiao Ling Tong, “Monkey King”

Liu Xiao Ling Tong, (literally: “Little Six Year Old Child”),  is a Chinese actor best known for his role as the Monkey King (Sun Wukong) in the television series ‘Journey to the West ’. “Monkey King” appearances  in New York’s Times Square for the new year celebration. He teamed up the “hundred monkey”  showing a […]

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Fortune in the year of the monkey

Fortune in the year of the monkey Rat is the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac  . The Years of the Rat include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032… Rats’ fortunes in 2016 may not be flourishing like before, but there is also no big changes happening to them. […]

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Biting the spring

February 4 marks the beginning of the period lichun, which is the beginning of spring in the Chinese lunar calendar. That day, there are many regions following the custom of eating spring rolls, pancakes and spring radishes. This custom is called 咬春yǎo chūn, yao chun;  which literally means “biting the spring.” Source: french.china.org.cn Translated by Rapidmandarin

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Laba congee

Laba congee (simplified Chinese: 腊八粥; traditional Chinese: 臘八粥; pinyin: làbāzhōu, also simplified Chinese: 八宝粥; traditional Chinese: 八寶粥; pinyin: bābǎozhōu) Laba congee is a ceremonial congee dish eaten on the eighth day of the twelfth month in the Chinese calendar. It is mainly made up of many kinds of rice, beans, peanuts, dried fruit, lotus seeds, […]

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Some adorable responses

Third graders are asked if they want a sibling in Chinese exam paper and give adorable responses Students at a primary school in Guangzhou were asked as part of a Chinese exam to advise their parents on whether or not to have a second child, with some of the more adorable answers finding their way […]

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“grabbing” in one year old

When a baby is one year old, according to a tradition performed in many parts of China, there are a few objects laid out in front of baby for his or her “grabbing” . This manner  is called“抓周, zhuā zhōu”in Chinese. Usually  the sujects related to the trend of profession of the epoch.  For example, […]

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A fun fact

方便面, fāngbiànmiàn ; There is a fun fact, Ramen comes from Japan but is made from Chinese ingredients, causing the Chinese people to think it is a Japanese dish and Japanese people to think it is a Chinese dish. Source: net

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Vernacular Chinese Poem

The following excerpt is from a poem , written in vernacular  Chinese by Hu Shih Hu is widely recognized today as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and                              language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese. Vernacular Chinese […]

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