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 [...]

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 [...]

The New HSK Examination System

The New HSK Examination System Written by Juliette Pitt We have a huge announcement...the HSK System is GOING TO CHANGE! But don't panic; this pocket guide will hopefully inform you about the new system and on what you should do. What Do We Know So Far? 'Three Stages and Nine Levels' Announced in May 2020 [...]

Post Quarantine Pickup – Video Games

Whether you’re stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you’re probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don’t blame you, it’s crazy times now. [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Chinese Culture, Hutong School|0 Comments

Post Quarantine Pickup – Chinese Vocabulary

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's crazy times now. [...]

Post Quarantine Pickup – Yoga

Whether you're stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you're probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don't blame you, it's crazy times now. [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Hutong School, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Post Quarantine Pickup – Cooking Challenge

If there’s one thing the Chinese aren’t given enough credit for, it’s their food. Many of us arrive in China to discover that much of what we find on takeout menus at home couldn’t be further from the real deal - and it’s always a pleasant surprise. But how many Chinese dishes can you make [...]

By |April 28th, 2020|Food, Hutong School|1 Comment