January 25, 2012

Dry Your Glass! Drinking Tips for Chinese Banquets

Source: via Courtney on Pinterest   Ah, the minefields of the Chinese banquet.  Anyone who travels to China on business, to study, or to visit relatives will encounter it at some point.  (This post is particularly apropos as Chinese New Year was yesterday, when many toasts were undoubtedly made!)  New friends, new cuisine, new alcohol, and new etiquette.  It […]

January 21, 2012

Welcome to Chinaful

{Courtney on her first trip to Beijing, at the Summer Palace}  What’s the food like? How can you study Chinese law?  Does China even have laws? Do you think China will be the next superpower? What do you pack for Shanghai?  For Tibet? How do you say “hello” in Chinese? Whenever I am asked about […]