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 [...]
It’s quite interesting that we have “Food” for our topic this week. I did some research online to find you some nice pictures on the following links I put here. And there are also some sentences I like best to describe the Chinese food:
The Chinese regard eating as an art, which is a comprehensive combination [...]
National Sport – Ping Pang (table tennis)
Ping Pang should be called the Number One sport in China. Millions of the Chinese people like doing this sport during their spare time.
China’s figure skating couple Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo finally realized their Olympic dream, dancing to gold in the figure skating with a nearly flawless routine. The husband and wife team came out of retirement in quest of Olympic glory with a performance worthy of 18 years’ hard work together. Meanwhile, another Chinese [...]
The Lantern Festival, marking the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations, falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month. It is usually in February or March on the Gregorian calendar. Popularly referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day, couples celebrate the festivals with their loved ones on such a beautiful and romantic evening [...]
Hi everyone. I am Siwei (Joy) Zhang, from Beijing China. I am now enrolled in the MBA program in Atkinson Graduate School, concentrating on Accounting. To make my self-introduction more interesting, I’d like to skip over my ‘Background facts’. Let’s jump to the most important part! I love traveling around the [...]
I went to Ecuador for the winter break.
Since I had a really bad memory with snow last winter break -when I was stuck in Salem for two weeks- I decided to go to some place warm, or some place it would never snow, this winter break.
So I changed four different flights (PDX –> N.Y. –> [...]
Before the movie “Avatar” made its grand international premiere and hit phenomenal box office success, a Hollywood photographer came to Zhangjiajie in 2008 and took pictures that inspired artists who designed the settings of Avatar.
The 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards Ceremony Held in Taipei
The Chinese language film market has entered its most intense season of the year, and was punctuated by the 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards ceremony held in Taipei on 28th Nov. 2009. The awards are billed as one of the top three prizes available in Chinese [...]
Plum (or Prunus mume), Orchid, Bamboo, and Chrysanthemum are regarded as “Four Men in Honor” among flowers. They can also be used to describe four characteristics of a scholar that we respect most. (Scholars are called Jun Zi in Chinese. From the very beginning of Chinese feudalistic history, scholars enjoy much higher social status than [...]
Located on the north bank of the Yangtze River, Fengdu is an ancient city with a long history, known as the “Ghost City” to most Chinese people. It got its reputation as the “Ghost City” during the Eastern Han Dynasty (A.D. 25 – A.D. 220). Two officials from the imperial court: Wang Fangping and Yin [...]