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Confucius Institute News

Posted on November 10, 2017 by<p>On November 22, the Confucius Institute will present our final China Briefing for 2018, tackling Chinese Tourism for …

Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition (Hanyu Qiao)

<b>Notice:</b><p>The Confucius Institute welcomes all school groups/classes and interested members of the community to register to attend the final session of …

My best advice on how to learn Chinese characters

Learning Chinese characters can be difficult if you use the wrong method. Even with the right method, it’s a task that requires time, preferably …

Language Learning

Easy ways to have Chinese conversations in China

AdamD 383<p>Last week I went to Beijing and Shanghai specifically to bolster my conversation skills. The first couple of days were terrible—I'm a pretty …

Fish

o: The surprising power of emoticons

From :) to ¯\(°_o)/¯, there are now thousands of emoticons, and as Chris Baraniuk discovers, some can even sway our behaviour.<p>It all started with an awkward moment online. In the early 1980s, computer scientist Scott Fahlman realised his words were failing him. When communicating with others on a …

Language

27 Simple Things to Start Doing for Your Happiness

<i>It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU.</i><p>I am endlessly fascinated by the link between the way we choose to live our …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Chinese Short Stories For Adults- Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced

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Can you explain 就 jiù, 相 xiang ?

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18 Spiritual Teachings that Blew my Mind Wide Open.

I have been a grateful sojourner on the winding spiritual path for as long I can remember.<p>After rejecting the Catholic Church around age 10, I …

船歌 ( Chuán gē ) Ship Song by 常安 Chang An

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China

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

404 error page

ERROR 404<br>–<br>NOT FOUND<p>// You may have mis-typed the URL,<br>// Or the page has been removed,<br>// Actually, there is nothing to see here…

Cissi Chinese listening 18 - 只愿为你守约 Only Wish to Keep Promise for You

You can't learn Chinese characters by rote

My first semester at the Graduate Institute for Teaching Chinese a Second Language here at NTNU in Taipei, Taiwan is coming to a close. For the past …

Language Learning

Taipei Timelapse

souvenirs from trips to the dictionary…

Japanese Rolled Omelette Dashimaki Tamago 玉子焼

Originally uploaded by riyuu_piyu<b><br>Japanese Rolled Omelette Dashimaki Tamago 玉子焼</b> is a classic dish made by a special rolling technique to form several …

Chinese' Love For Fake Harvard Mottos Dies Hard

The Chinese love 名人名言 (famous quotes by famous people) and 校训 (school mottos) to the extent that countless students were educated and motivated by a …

Chinese Listening Practice: Why and How to Get Started

Has this ever happened to you?<p>You proudly say something in Chinese to your friend.<p>They reply, but you don’t understand their answer.<p>Awkward situation …

Uni of Adelaide supports New Colombo Plan

The University of Adelaide today announced its strong support for the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan, saying it that it would add significant …

College & University

IKEA Employee Shares Tips for Buying IKEA Kitchen

Today, I'm sharing some great insider info found in our comments section. Drew wrote: <i>I worked for IKEA for four years—one as a kitchen planner, three</i> …

How The New York Times Gets Around Censors In China

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, readers in mainland China could click on New York Times stories about basketball player Jeremy Lin and rapper Eminem, or an obituary for the novelist Doris Lessing -- all of which recently appeared in the U.S. print edition and online. Readers could also peruse a …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …

13 Euphemisms for Sex in Chinese

<b>sex</b>: This one needs no expanation, except that since it’s an English word, rather than a Chinese word, it loses a lot of its taboo flavor in Chinese …

Taiwan and Hong Kong difference in comic

Jiejie (爵爵), a Taiwanese cartoonist who lives in Hong Kong went viral a couple of months ago. The comic strip that shows a comparison between Taiwan …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

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<i>The publishers of ‘Tuttle Reading and Writing Chinese’ were kind enough to send me a copy to review, so I’ve written up my thoughts on the book</i> …