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Why don’t you Americans wear socks and use umbrellas? »

My name is Yichen Fu and I am from Zhuhai, China. Zhuhai is a seaside city in southern China. Compared to other cities in China, for example Beijing, it is considered a small city. Growing up there, I learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and the quietness of life.

Still Among the Most Conservative — the continuance of Confucian Influences on Chinese Family »

Family is a very serious issue in China. So serious, that many people put family values above love, friendship, personal values, and, on extreme occasions, even above life. Family value is the fundamental value of Chinese and probably all other Asian cultures under the influence of Confucianism. Despite the strong trend of Westernization in modern […]

How Did Females ROCK In Families And Our Society »

In Chinese traditional culture, the concept of family is the basic unit of society. Which is easy to explain if we have a near look at the word “country” in Chinese – “Guo-Jia”. This is not a cold harsh political term, however, it means the “collection of family units”. The reason why the concept of […]

“Please don’t give me good guy card!”— Celebration of Bachelor’s Day in modern China »

Talking about celebrations and holidays, you guys have probably already heard of traditional holidays such as the Chinese New Year, the Dragon Boast Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival….etc. Since I’m the Ning and I’m pretty sure there have been many Chinese students writing about those traditional ones, I want to write something that perhaps not many foreigners […]

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of — The Economy and Job Market of Shanghai »

When I first heard of this topic, it was difficult for me to come up with a draft for an article. Since China has the largest population, second largest economy and third largest landscape, it has great diversity between regions and to conclude that in one single article was extremely hard for me. So I […]

How different cultural backgrounds in me respond to culture shock »

It’s been almost 6 weeks since I arrived at Willamette University. Everyday I spend here is wonderful with new information of things I’ve never seen before. It’s my first article for the Willamette World News, and since I’m Ning, I want to start things in a different way.

Tingyu Hu?? Tingyu Me!! »

Hi, everybody. My name is Tingyu Hu; nice to have a chance to write for the WWN. I’m from Nanchang, China. A major southeast city with a population of 5 million.

Read Me! This is an article from China »

Thank you for clicking in and really reading me This is a post from Brie Li, Which is me. I’m from Harbin, China. It is one of the biggest city in the North China, and also the capital city of the Most north province in China. I was born here and lived in this city […]

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall »

Hi all! I am super excited about this topic—food. Why? Because “there is no love more sincere than the love for food”. As for Chinese dishes, people tend to think they are healthy and tasty. Yes, they are. But today, I would like to introduce to you a ridiculously delicious and mysterious cuisine from my […]

Sexuality in China »

Hi, folks. I am Jason Wu, an international exchange student from Xiamen University in China. Xiamen is regarded as the “garden on the sea” which is one of the most popular traveling destinations in China. Sunny weather, blue sky and clean beach are my favorite. This topic totally scared me when first saw it. I […]

I think I can say some about sex in China… »

What’s up y’all! I was looking forward to this topic for a while because it’s always funny to see how people react to sex. First thing I want to say is that sex is talked about nowadays in China, at least among young people. I never get it why people of the same age of […]

Immigration! — China »

Chinese immigrants (only mainland) take up almost 9% of the amount of legal immigrants in the U.S. ranking 2nd after Mexican immigrants, while only 0.1% of the population in China is immigrants. I don’t know if it’s hard to become a Chinese citizen or permanent resident, but Chinese government doesn’t allow double nationality. I guess […]

Art in China, the Country of China! »

Hello, dear friends! This is Lyu, and I hope you all are having a great time out there!I’m really excited to see what art is like in everyone’s home country! As you know, the name of my country, China, is the same as the name of “china”. Decorated china used to be the symbol of […]

Hello from China! »

Welcome To My Hood(Remix) Greetings folks! It is my great pleasure to write for the Willamette World News and work with our outstanding editors. My name is Lyu Boyuan and I’m a freshman here at Willamette. I was born and raised in Beijing. College has been so busy as far as I can tell. I […]

Friends in China »

The Chinese translation of  “friend”  is “朋友” (peng you), but we might use “peng you” in a broader way than “friend” in English.  “Peng you” can refer to an acquaintance you just talked for a while, or it can also refer to a person you’ve been friends with for many years.  We have many different […]

KTV Gives Your Life More Music »

Going to KTV is a big thing in China. For birthday celebrations, family get-togethers, weekends hanging out, or even just killing time, KTV is a great place to go. KTV is the place where we do karaoke. In China, we sing karaoke more privately than in the US.  There are many separate karaoke boxes, and people usually sing in […]

You have to reserve a seat for your new born baby! »

“If your child cannot study in a good kindergarten, then he or she cannot be easily accepted by a good elementary school. If he or she cannot received education in a good elementary school, then there is no chance to go to a top middle school, or competitive high school, or famous university.  Then he or […]

Complicated and Costly Chinese Weddings »

A modern Chinese wedding combines traditional customs and modern styles, which is more interesting but also complicated and costly. In most cities, an intermediate wedding usually costs the new couple 70,000RMB(=$11,290) or more. If you want have a high-grade wedding, you should expect to spend at least 100,000RMB(=$16,129). But a young couple’s average monthly income is around […]

How the Chinese Honor the Memory of Deceased People »

There are a lot of memorial and remembrance traditions to follow in China.  Different regions and different nationalities in China have their own customs. Losing relatives or friends is a very big thing in China. From the date we lose the person, we honor them in different ways.

Surprise me~ »

“Michelle, I love you so much!” I was surprised by this sentence from President Barack Obama’s in his public speech of  Remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. This sentence is never ever spoken by Chinese government officials in their public speeches. In Chinese public speech, people seldom talk about  love, and they never express their emotional feelings.

大家好!Wenwen from China says “Hello” to everyone »

Hi everyone~  大家好~Da jia hao~ I’m Wenwen and I come from China. My last name is Zhang, and I have an English name: Victoria. But most of the people I met here, they do think Wenwen is better than Victoria, because it‘s easy to  pronounce. When I introduce myself to others, I always tell them”Wen‘s […]

充满希望的“葳涞” »

I just realized it when I was typing the title that to say Willamette in Chinese is so similar to the word Future in Chinese, and it’s just the feeling that Willamette gave me, and the meaning of this title, Willamette has a bright future. That’s what the word Willamette means to me.

We’ll be there »

Fashion, I think, is a BIG word for me, or for the whole world. Everything would be fashionable, not just people, beautiful clothes, impressive make-up, in China maybe the old people like my parents starting to learn how to use computers is also a kind of fashion. But actually some of the people get lost on the […]

漫谈鲁菜–Something about “Lu Cai” »

Since I’ve talked about Chinese food for many times, this time, I would like to show you some typical Chinese food from my home town Shandong, and the food there called “Lu Cai” (Shandong Cuisine).

The first winter away from China »

Hi, all!!! How was your break? I just want to say that mine was Great~!!! After this trip, I fell in love with another city–San Francisco!!! Here I’m gonna show you some of my pictures of California, if you want me to say something about this trip, it need a lot of words…..