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The Ancient Chinese Art of Feng Shui!

Your Pocket Guide to Feng Shui and its Principles Written by Juliette Pitt If you've been to China, then I'm sure you would have heard, or indeed seen examples of the Chinese art of Feng Shui (风水:fēngshuǐ). It is an art of arranging buildings, objects, and space in an environment in or outdoors to achieve [...]

By |November 10th, 2021|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Colours and Dress – are you wearing the ‘right’ coloured clothing?

A pocket guide on colours and their symbolism in China Written by Juliette Pitt Like in all cultures colour plays an important part in Chinese culture. Indeed, there are many superstitions and traditions surrounding various colours. And so, its a good idea to pay attention to these when choosing one's wardrobe for a formal function. [...]

The Geography of Chinese Cuisine!

The Geography of Chinese Cuisine - a trip around China! Written by Juliette Pitt If you have been to China, then you'll know that the Chinese cuisine does not just have one flavor. In fact, food in the south tends to be sweet, salty in the north, sour in the east and spicy in the [...]

Tea Customs in China: 3 Fun facts

Tea Customs in China: 3 Fun facts Written by Juliette Pitt If you've been to China, then I'm sure you would have noticed that Chinese people drink a lot of tea. It is a way of life. Like the Western saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away" in China they say, "one day [...]

A lesson on cross cultural communication- an interview with Dr. Jeanne Boden

A lesson on cross cultural communication- an interview with Dr. Jeanne Boden Written by Juliette Pitt We've written a lot of articles about doing business in or with China, and we thought that a better way we could gain further insight and understanding was to interview an expert. We spoke to Dr. Jeanne Boden a [...]

Online Student’s Experience on Our Brand New Web App!

Student's Experience with Hutong Online Classes on Our Web App Written by Juliette Pitt For today's blog we spoke to Babi from Brazil, our online student about her experience using our brand new web app. #Introduction Babi was a student before at Hutong School and has continued learning Chinese with us online through our web [...]

3 Fun Facts about Chinese Kung Fu

A short lesson about Chinese Kung Fu Written by Juliette Pitt #Kung Fu and its history Chinese Kung Fu (martial arts or in Chinese 功夫- gōngfu) is a series of fighting styles which has developed over a long historical period in China. The earliest origins of Chinese martial arts have been traced back to prehistoric [...]

China’s Culinary Culture: Chinese notorious street food!

Your Pocket Guide to Street Food in China Written by Juliette Pitt If you have been to China, then I'm sure you have wandered around the markets and tried some street food. The food in such markets varies markedly from different regions within China. For instance, if you are in Beijing, then I'm sure you [...]

By |August 5th, 2021|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

The Four Great Classic Chinese Novels

Classic literature that you must read and discover Written by Juliette Pitt If you take a look at any Chinese bookshelf in your local library then you're likely to see a copy of at least one of the Four Great Classical Novels otherwise known as in Chinese 四大名著 (sìdàmíngzhù). These four books are considered to [...]

By |July 23rd, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Top Tips to Giving a Gift in China

Your Pocket Guide to Gift Giving Written by Juliette Pitt If you have been to China and have presented a gift to your Chinese hosts or work colleagues, then I'm sure you are aware of the ritual of gift giving in the country. Gifts, no matter how large or small, are expected to be reciprocated [...]

By |July 9th, 2021|Chinese Classes|0 Comments