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Transportation in China

Let's try not to get lost, shall we? With city populations being larger than or equal to some countries, there have to be effective and efficient ways of getting around. Thankfully for us there are many means of transportation in China, though some are more dangerous than others. Subway By far one of [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

The Global Chinese Powerhouse

Will Not Speaking Chinese Be The New Illiteracy In The 21st Century? “The Chinese are everywhere!”, an exclamation echoed around the world. How did they get there, what is their relationship with the motherland and how long are they staying? With increasing economic power and international presence, what is said about “Made [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Chinese TV shows

Practice Chinese while watching TV How can watching a Chinese TV language series improve your language skills? If you have ever tried, you know it’s not an easy task. Every movie, TV program, and even advertisement requires at least a basic understanding of the language to know what’s going on. Nevertheless, spending some time watching [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Chinese Classes|1 Comment

Stories from Ancient China

Chinese Legends There are many ancient Chinese legends that explain the traditions and phenomenons of the modern world. With a great collection of ancient love stories, legends about the creation of the world and festival traditions - story time in China is never boring. Here is a summary of 5 famous Chinese legends. 1 The White Snake [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Chinese Classes|2 Comments

Strange Things On Taobao

Oh, What A Wonderful Web Okay, so let’s start this off easy with things you shouldn’t find on Amazon, but can definitely find on Taobao. After that, it will get increasingly weird so don’t say you weren’t warned. (The items were kept PG13 and relatively SFW - trust us when we say it can get [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

2 Cultures Meet For A Wedding

Avoiding the Divorce of Cultures During an Intercultural Marriage With the union of man from a western culture and a woman from a Chinese culture, the question is, how do both of the traditions fit? Does the couple lean more towards one culture or do they find a good balance of both traditions? Here is [...]

Dating Apps in China

Swipe for love New in China, or on your way, and scared you won't find love? Or maybe your current love interest doesn't like your pet, or the other way around, and it's time to replace them (the love interest, not the pet). Don't you worry, with the availability of a multitude of dating apps in [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Chinese Football

The Rise Of Football In China Chinese football has been on the rise recently, and President Xi Jinping has made clear that he wants to see his country as a world football superpower by 2050. By renovating and building 6,000 stadiums as well as creating 50,000 football schools within the next ten years, the [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Business in China, Chinese Culture|0 Comments

Student Blogging

Meet Emma Emma is an American student in Shanghai who is following the Intensive Chinese Program at the Hutong School. She has been there since August 2016, so she’s gotten to know the city quite well. Emma was previously in Hong Kong doing an internship so she told us a bit about the differences between Hong [...]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To China

Before Coming To China Coming to China can be a bit daunting and confusing, especially if you don't know anyone who has done it before. Here are 10 things Hutong School students wish they knew before coming to China. 1 It Takes Time To Get To Know The City Stepping off the plane [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Chinese Classes, Tips and Guides|1 Comment