September 03, 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival + Red Bean Box

Fall is here, and it’s time again to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with mooncakes. This year, I’m savoring the season’s treats thanks to Red Bean Box.  Red Bean Box is a monthly delivery service with the goal of adding Chinese culture to your daily life, a mission that Chinaful shares. August’s box highlights Mid-Autumn festival, […]

August 04, 2014

Eight Facts to Know About Chinese Characters

{With my friend, a national calligraphy champion, who wrote my Chinese name as a gift} As an attorney serving Chinese clients, I deal with written Chinese a lot. The Chinese written language carries complexities that are very different from English, and affect everything from searching and reviewing documents, to interpreting meaning. Understanding the basics of written […]

June 16, 2014

Chinaful + LEAP: Introducing China to Kids

Growing up, I learned very little about China in school. Sure, we were introduced to Asia in history class,  tasting Chinese food and seeing pictures of the Great Wall. But very little was taught about Ancient Chinese dynasties or the Communist rise. We didn’t hear about Mahjong, learn Chinese characters or study feng shui. While […]

June 09, 2014

Let’s Eat! 7 Tips for Dining in China

Attending a Chinese dinner is both exciting and daunting. You may be looking forward to the food, but what etiquette should you use? Just like there are customs in the West (how to properly hold a fork and knife, and how to pass the salt and pepper with class), the same is true in China. […]

May 28, 2014

To Gift or Not to Gift? 5 Tips on Corporate Gift-Giving in China

{Corporate gift basket filled with Chinese specialties, c/o} Chinaful has covered the do’s and don’ts of Chinese holiday gift-giving, for Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. In China, gifts aren’t just for holidays. It’s much more common for business associates to exchange tokens as a sign of the relationship they have and hope to […]