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Gong Li and Zhang Yimou Reunite in Coming Home

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.

Hong Kong's Protesters: Pragmatism or Passion?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Tom Doctoroff

For the past week, the commercial arteries of Hong Kong have been clogged with (mostly) student demonstrators clamoring for "democracy." What is the end game here? I predict resolution, albeit one unsatisfying to most Westerners as well as a minority of Hong Kong citizens who aspire an American brand of democracy.

Xi Launches Cultural Counter-Revolution To Restore Confucianism As China's Ideology

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

Clearly, The Analects of Confucius is for Xi's Chinese renaissance what The Little Red Book was for Mao's Cultural Revolution.

Where Does Your Food Preference Originate?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Taste
Margaret Marshall

You may normally think you eat food because it's food, and don't eat other things, because they're not. But a look at other cultures will show you tha...

People' Impact With Carlotta: A Bridge Between Two Cultures

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Her dream of traveling to China materialized when she enrolled in a Master of Economics and Tourism management, and she was offered an internship at the Italian trade agency in Shanghai.

8 Tips For a Life In China

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Ryan McMunn

Life abroad is one of the most difficult, exciting, exasperating, rewarding, and incredible experiences you can have. Here are some tips for living in China and getting the most from your experience there.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

Among the faithful

China Hands | Posted 07.25.2014 | World
China Hands

Anna Russo reports on Christianity in China "There are more Chinese in church on a Sunday than there are in the whole of Europe," says Professor Chlo...

5 Things You Never Knew About Fortune Cookies

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

What's that difficult-to-identify flavor in there? And who thinks up all of those fortunes? It's time we answered these questions once and for all.

Can You Hear Me?

Mable Chan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

"Mommy, can you hear me? Are you there?" I called mom from New York as soon as I heard she was taken to the hospital.

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.

Everything My Asian Immigrant Parents Taught Me Turns Out to Be Wrong

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have been preparing for most of my life to write this essay. My parents espouse, in addition to the virtues of self-improvement through formal educ...

Chinese Foot Massage 101: It'll Knock You Off Your Feet

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

I must be a glutton for punishment. Not only do I frequent the Korean Spa, I often spring for cheap, sub-par treatments at Chinese Foot Massage places...

Book Review: Trying Not to Try

David Vognar | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
David Vognar

In his new book Trying Not to Try, the University of British Columbia Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition professor Edward Slingerland treats us to a work of seminal importance.

10 Spots in China Your Camera Can't Miss

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

There's something to be said for the value of aesthetic pleasure in travel. There's nothing like having your breath taken away by sheer physical beauty. These awesome and magnificent images from China sure prove that.