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January 2, 2019
According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is going to be the “Year of the Pig”. So today, let’s look at pigs in Chinese culture – and see how these animals have been regarded in China through history.   Pigs in Traditional Chinese Culture Since the dawn of time, Chinese people have had a special kind of affection towards...
Last week, we looked at Keanu Reeves, Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale speaking Chinese in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Limitless, and Batman Begins, respectively. Let’s continue the journey of exploring Mandarin Chinese in Western movies! And today, let’s look at Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, From Paris with Love, and Pearl Harbor.   Mandarin Chinese...
The word 元旦 yuándàn, which refers to the first day of the New Year in China, has a long history. But which New Year does it refer to – the Lunar or the Gregorian? And what’s the difference difference between 元旦 yuándàn and 春节 chūnjié?   Origins of New Year in China The first and earliest mention of 元旦...