For this topic, I asked my friends for help, but I think nobody got the point of “ten things in your country”. Someone gave me the advice of talking about some events that happened in China recently, but I think people could get all of them from newspapers or Internet as China has became a [...]
This topic make me a little bit homesick, but all I miss are my dear family and lovely friends, not the busy life there. And at the same time, I feel so lucky to get the chance to be here and to enjoy a completely different and relaxed life. But now, let’s talk about the typical life of Chinese people.
As a person who loves taking pictures everywhere, since I came here two months ago I’ve found that all the pictures here are so clear, bright and colorful. They’re totally different from those I took in China. Every time I try to Photoshop those pictures of my country, I feel a little bit guilty because [...]
Ni men hao, Guys~!!! This time I would like to show you the pride of my hometown, the daughter of Jinan: Gong Li.
I am very curious about how famous she is in the world, especially in the United States, because every time people mention her they always include the title “World Famous”. There is no doubt that she [...]
Ni hao, Willamette!!!
My name’s Zhang Qian and I’m from China, the beautiful country with a very long history. I’m so glad to be here at Willamette University as a Chinese teaching assistant and to show the attractive and amazing Chinese culture to all of you guys!
As you know, China is a big country with an [...]
In 2001, in a Hong Kong comedy film *Shaolin Soccer*, Sing (Stephen Chow) tells Mui (Zhao Wei): “Go back to Mars, the Earth is so dangerous.” Since then, people who seem strange to local culture are often referred to as Martians and strange Internet slang words are often called Martian words.
*Martian language* has become [...]
Hello! My name is Yi Liang.
Today, I would like to talk about the traditional food in my Province, Zhejiang, in China.
Zhejiang cuisine (浙江菜), also called Zhe Cai, is one of the eight famous culinary schools in China. During its long history, Zhejiang cuisine has gained a reputation for freshness, tenderness, softness, and smoothness of its [...]
Chinese festivals reflect the diverse cultural heritage of its many ethnic groups, and food plays a very important part in celebrations. So from spring to winter, from the Chinese Lunar New Year to Laba Festival (the 8th day of the last month in the Chinese calendar), what are the special foods for the festivals in [...]
The Shanghai World Expo will certainly be in the list of TOP 3 events of 2010 in China.”Better City, Better Life”, as the theme of Expo 2010 was, can be seen everywhere in Shanghai, where I lived for 7 years. But for me, I’d prefer to say that my annual event 2010 of China is [...]
Elections in PRC are kind of complicated. It takes two forms- direct elections and indirect legislative elections. For village councils in designated rural areas, and for the local People’s Congress in all areas, we have direct elections to vote for representatives’ seats of the People’s Congress. All other levels of the People’s Congress up to [...]
“Respect ghosts and gods, but keep away from them.”──by Confucius
In China, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the ‘Ghost Month,’ in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.
I’m Jia Ma, the new Chinese Language Assistant for this semester. I’ve been here for one month, and really enjoy life here. Salem is a very peaceful city and Willamette is so beautiful. The Willamette River is my favorite in this city, it reminds me of my hometown, Yangzhou.
In a recap of my stay here in the past year, there are a lot of pretty thrilling encounters like snowshoeing around Crater Lake, watching my first NBA game or chasing after migrant whales in a violently bumping yacht in the open sea. There are also quiet, but more touching, moments like hearing my [...]
If you ask what the national flower of China is, many people might think about the peony, a fist-sized flower with dazzlingly colorful petals and strong aroma that is favored by the royal family and aristocrats in the court. However, the flower that really touches the heart of the Chinese people is jasmine because [...]