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Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

Love and Online Dating in China: Serious Business

China’s economic growth has brought about drastic societal changes in the last decennia. It has not just changed entire villages and family constructions; it has also reshaped the landscape of dating and marriage.

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Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese 2015

Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese 2015

Top 10 apps for studying Chinese that will help you you improve your Chinese. My favorite apps, good for anyone studying Chinese from beginners to advanced level.

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Beijing XI: Taobao Girls

Beijing XI: Taobao Girls

She is holding the latest Samsung phone with her shoulder, briskly taps the iPad in her lap and dangles a cigarette in between her fingers. “Lily, here’s your mojito,” I say.

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Frozen ‘Let it Go’ Sing-a-Long in Mandarin

Frozen ‘Let it Go’ Sing-a-Long in Mandarin

A great way to learn Mandarin as a beginner, or study new words and keep them in your head as an intermediate learner, is to sing-a-long.

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Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese

Top 10 Apps for Studying Chinese

Countless apps have emerged over the years that will help you improve your Chinese. This top 10 is my personal list of favorite apps

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The ‘Magic’ of Memory: Chinese and Japanese Re-Remembrances of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)

The ‘Magic’ of Memory: Chinese and Japanese Re-Remembrances of the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)

More than 60 years have gone by since the Second Sino-Japanese war. Although time has moved on, the war is still very much alive in memory and affect Sino-Japanese relations to this day.

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Local Rape, Global Issue: One Rape and Marginalization in Okinawa and Beyond

Local Rape, Global Issue: One Rape and Marginalization in Okinawa and Beyond

In September 1995, a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl was raped by three US servicemen, not far from the military bases on the island. The incident caused great commotion in Okinawa and Japan, and this outrage quickly raised the debate concerning the presence of US bases in Japan.

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The Imagined Space of ‘Chinatown’

The Imagined Space of ‘Chinatown’

Throughout the 20th century, the concept of ‘Chinatown’ has not failed to stir our imaginations. Many books and films evolve around this part of the city, whether the city is New York, London, Vancouver or Amsterdam

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From Big Mac to Rice Burger — Globalization: McDonald’s in Japan

From Big Mac to Rice Burger — Globalization: McDonald’s in Japan

This short essay explores the impact of McDonald’s spread around the world- specifically, of its growth in Japan. Has the coming of McDonald’s restaurants brought American culture to Japan?

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