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Dōngzhì 冬至 – Traditional Food for the Winter Solstice in China

Today, December 22nd, marks the Winter Solstice in China.

To celebrate the date Beijing local and long time Hutong School staff member Lao Guo has written an article in Chinese about the traditional food associated with this festival.

By |December 22nd, 2015|Chinese Culture, Food|3 Comments

Meet our scholarship winners



Meet our Scholarship winners!


Last July the Hutong School selected 4 prospective students to receive a full scholarship for a 3-month internship program in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu. Now the winners have been selected and the dust has settled, it is time to put them in the spotlight!


Meet Rebecca!

By |October 29th, 2015|Hutong School, Internship China|0 Comments

4 tips to stay healthy during Autumn


Lao Guo


There is an old saying:

By |September 16th, 2015|Tips and Guides|2 Comments

Volunteer at International Culture Event in Xi’an

From Sep 26th to Oct 7th 2015, Xi'an City will host an International Culture Event. 
In order to provide a better service to foreign visitors and create a better understanding of foreign culture for the local people, the exhibition company would like to recruit 4 volunteers (2 male and 2 female). Contact us if you like to join.

By |September 7th, 2015|Chinese Culture, Travel|0 Comments

We are hiring an Education Coordinator

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We are looking for an education coordinator to join our team in Shanghai.


By |September 2nd, 2015|Hutong School|0 Comments

Chinese phrases that reveal aspects of Chinese culture

Here are some everyday Mandarin phrases that reveal parts of the still distinctive culture despite western influences.

By |August 4th, 2015|Chinese Culture, Chinese Language|0 Comments

Healthy Tips for San Fu Tian (the hottest 30 days of summer)


In ancient China, people called the hottest 30 days in summer “伏(Fu)” and the first 10 days named “Tou(head) Fu”, the second 10 days named “Zhong Fu” and the last 10 days named “Mo(end) Fu”. The original meaning of the character “伏(Fu)” refers to lie on the stomach and keep still, which is also the guideline for people to spend the hottest summer days.

By |August 3rd, 2015|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

How to order, buy and prepare Chinese food


By |July 30th, 2015|Food, Tips and Guides|10 Comments

How to get around in China

China is a vast country, full of interesting historical heritage, wonderful landscapes and intriguing people. Once you’ve set foot in the country, most of you wouldn’t want to stick to the few streets surrounding your hotel or guesthouse. So let’s start moving around.


By |July 30th, 2015|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Advice for the hot summer in China by Lao Guo

How to survive the hot summer in China


Summer is the best season for Yang energy and human metabolism. Sweating too much makes it easy to lose body fluid, so delicate food is given priority to the health in summer. In this case, you can avoid losing too much energy.



By |July 2nd, 2015|Tips and Guides|1 Comment