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4 Heroes Who Can Help You Understand Chinese Values

May 7th, 2015 | By Diana Xin
Learning about a country's heroes gives you a peek into its culture and values. Learn why these figures (historical and fictional) are so important in Chinese culture.

Top 9 Funniest Chinese Homophones

May 4th, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz
If you don't get your tones right, you might end up telling people you want to see some chest hair (xiōng máo) instead of some pandas (xióng māo).

5 Health Hacks Chinese People Believe In

April 27th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Health trends like Yoga and wheat grass drinks are all the rage in the West, but what do Chinese people do in the name of health?

8 Things to Know About Chinese Shopping Culture

April 20th, 2015 | By Diana Xin
What do you need to know when you go shopping in China? Learn tips for bargaining and what to expect when you're there.

How Modern Chinese Culture Ruins its National Soccer Team

April 14th, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz
China has a number of world-class sports teams... except in soccer. Find out why one of the most popular sports in China has the worst national team.

Chinese Health Concepts You Should Know About

April 2nd, 2015 | By Diana Xin
Runny nose? Fever? Acne? These can be signs that your yin and yang are out of balance. Here are some recipes to help restore that balance.

8 Awesome Things Found Only in China

March 25th, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz

There are plenty of things that can only be found in China, but here are the ones that made our top 8.

How NOT to Choose a Chinese Name

March 17th, 2015 | By Matt Thomas
See what kind of pitfalls you should avoid when picking a Chinese name by hearing it from someone whose gone through it all!

How to Choose Your Chinese Name

March 3rd, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
There's a lot that goes into choosing a Chinese name. If you're picking one for yourself, here are some important tips to remember so you don't end up with one that's unlucky or inappropriate!

How Dating is Done in China

February 23rd, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz
When compared to most Westerners, Chinese people have very different expectations when it comes to their romantic partners. What's dating like from their perspective?