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Chinese Festival Foods »

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 [...]

Shanghai after World Expo 2010 »

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 China »

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 [...]

Ghosts in China »

“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.
There [...]

Hello~你们好! »

你们好!
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.

A Trip to L.A—Full of Wonders and Memory »

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 [...]

Jasmine Flower of China »

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 [...]

Chinese Food!!! »

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 [...]

Ping Pang »

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.

Shen, Zhao Strike a Golden Finish for Their Career at Vancouver »

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 [...]

Lantern Festival— Valentine’s Day in China »

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 [...]

My Winter Break trip in Ecuador »

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 [...]

The winter break in Quito, Ecuador »

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. –> [...]

Scenic Site in China Inspired Settings in Avatar »

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.