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. […]

March 21, 2014

SinoSaying: Start a Long Journey By Taking the First Step

{Photo of Beijing’s Tsinghua University Campus} One aspect I’m drawn to when learning about a culture are local sayings — little bits of wisdom passed down from generations that tell you so much about how people think, act, and live. Chinese is particularly rich with proverbs, from ancient Confucious sayings all the way through Cultural […]

February 26, 2014

ChinaSnap! A Beijing Wedding at Ox Street Mosque

Today’s ChinaSnap! comes to us from Chinaful reader Larry Star.  Larry, thank you for sharing with all of us this fascinating perspective on religion and weddings in China! This is… a photo of a bride and groom in a Beijing wedding at the Ox Street Mosque. At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was… touring the […]