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The Life-Altering Impact of China's One-Child Policy on Adoption in the U.S.

Adam Pertman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Adam Pertman

There's an ongoing debate about the positives and negatives of intercountry adoption per se, but that's a discussion for another day. For now, I'd like to take a brief look at the impact of the historic migration of Chinese children into the U.S. and other nations. To my mind, it falls into four primary categories.

Homemade Scallion Pancakes Are Way Easier Than You Think

Food52 | Posted 11.06.2015 | Taste

This classic dish is wildly popular (and not just in China!) and, like any traditional food, has many variations per region and family.

Yan Lianke: Understand the Enemy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Feeding myself through writing made me fall in love with literature."

The 10 Stages of Coming Out to My Conservative Chinese Father

Keay Nigel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Keay Nigel

For a moment after I finished, I felt this sense of confidence rising inside of me. I presumed that my father was going to say, 'OK, fine,' and then just accept the situation like it was no big deal. But when he finally spoke his mind, I realized that I wasn't ready for what was to come.

Crossing the Line at Fairyland

Georgia Kolias | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

On an unbearably hot Saturday afternoon, after a stir-crazy morning at home, and so much indecision about what to do, I loaded my three children into...

Buddhist Wedding Ideas for an Interfaith or Non-Denominational Ceremony

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 09.07.2015 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

This ceremony also included traditional "I dos," ring exchange, and pronouncement of the couple, yet in between we were able to celebrate Buddhism and other cultural aspects and, most importantly, celebrate the love between Amy and Bryan.

The Bata Shoe Museum In Toronto Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.05.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I admit to being a museum aficionado, particularly art and cultural emporiums that showcase quality and extraordinary examples of art forms and repr...

A Grandmother's Sacrifices

Bethany Ao | Posted 08.12.2015 | College
Bethany Ao

"What do you call that thing that puts water into the air?" I stopped sipping on my soda that I had just purchased at the store. "What?"

Why Chinese Families Can Be Murder, and How to Break the Cycle

Betty Ming Liu | Posted 08.05.2015 | Crime
Betty Ming Liu

Jennifer Pan's parents pushed her to be the perfect daughter. But once she grew up, she hired hit men to kill them. Her story is about more than girl gone bad. Asian family values are detonating in the 21st century. And it's time to do something about it.

3 Lessons I Learned Growing Up As a Chinese Daughter

Li Lin | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Li Lin

I'm proud to say that I came from the country that produced the world's most self-made female billionaires in the world. I'm proud to say that I am able to speak both English and Chinese fluently. But I wasn't always proud.

Getting Forked in San Gabriel

Stephanie Kordan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Taste
Stephanie Kordan

When I was first forked in a Chinese restaurant, it was almost midnight.

How Americans and Chinese Think About Happiness Differently

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.

Proverbs Bring Profits in Chinese Business

Kim Dramer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Kim Dramer

Chinese business negotiations have an added ingredient that can make or break any deal - a cultural literacy of China that is revealed in the language of business negotiations.

19 Ways To Spot A Fake Chinese Restaurant

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Taste

You might want to rethink what you're putting between your chopsticks.

6 Reasons Why Taiwan Should Be On Your Bucket List

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

Taiwan is not a typical destination for Westerners yet it is popular with Chinese visitors. Taiwan has its own President, constitution, armed forces and currency but is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) despite being part of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Gong Li and Zhang Yimou Reunite in Coming Home

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

The renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou takes a hard look at mental illness featuring his past muse Gong Li in a not-so-glamorous role, in the film Coming Home.

China and the US: A New Century, a New Partnership

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 03.02.2015 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

My sense from engaging many levels of Chinese society is that China does not want an aggressive relationship with the United States; it wants to forge a partnership of mutual respect and opportunity.

Ten Strange Things Eaten in China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

And here they are.

Meld the Best in Chinese and American Parenting to Inspire Both Nations' Children

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

We find Chinese teenagers who come to Hyde to prepare for American universities begin to emulate American values by expressing their unique potentials -- initiative, creativity and enterprise -- and become far more confident individuals, leaders and attractive candidates in careers beyond college.

The Art of Storytelling

China Hands | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
China Hands

Yvonne Yan illustrates her experiences with pingshu My introduction to pingshu, traditional Chinese storytelling, was Yuan KuoCheng's "Journey to th...

Out of Character

China Hands | Posted 01.13.2015 | World
China Hands

Scarlett Zuo speaks with Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!, about "Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy", an exhibition featuring selections ...

The Silent Dream

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
China Hands

I approached a man who was cleaning the streets. I introduced myself as a college student from Beijing and asked, "I'm just curious, but what do you think is the 'Chinese Dream'?" He looked at me, his eyes full of alert. After a few seconds, he chuckled awkwardly. "Well, people like me," he looked at the broom in his hand and sighed, "are in no position to answer this question." "But shouldn't the 'Chinese Dream' belong to the Chinese people? What is your dream?" A long silence ensued.

A question of character

China Hands | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
China Hands

Miguel Paredes discusses developments in the relationship between the Chinese people and their unique written language. "Do you have a WeChat?" is r...

The Genius of Chinese Cooking

Quora | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste

That a single tool, the cleaver, is used to slice, chop, peel, julienne, mince, divide chicken, tenderize meat, crush garlic, grind spices (with the butt of the handle), and scoop it all up afterward, all with the finesse of a much more expensive Western knife.

How I Grew to Love Being Ethnically Chinese

Clarissa Wei | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Clarissa Wei

I was born, raised, educated, primed and prepped in Los Angeles. But behind my fluent English, my American brain, my citizenship, my philosophies, my outlook on life... is a child who was raised by the Taiwanese. I am my parents' daughter and Chinese culture runs through my blood. Always.