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Sing Disney in Chinese: Moana ‘How Far I’ll Go’ Lyrics in Mandarin

Sing Disney in Chinese: Moana ‘How Far I’ll Go’ Lyrics in Mandarin

Lyrics (pinyin and translation) of Moana’s themesong ‘How Far I’ll Go’, ‘能走多远’ [Néng zǒu duō yuǎn] in Chinese.

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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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Waarom Thieme Niet Over De Panda’s Moet Zeuren

Waarom Thieme Niet Over De Panda’s Moet Zeuren

Ze heten Wuwen en Xingya, de twee panda’s die deze week aan Nederland beloofd werden tijdens het staatsbezoek van Koning Willem-Alexander aan de Volksrepubliek China. Een belangrijk gebaar van China aan Nederland, dat de goede relaties tussen beide landen onderstreept. Maar als het aan Marianne Thieme van de Partij van de Dieren ligt, is het […]

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China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by Over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by Over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

China Online, a new book by translator and multilingual netizen Véronique Michel, offers an exploration into China’s rapidly changing society and its flourishing internet environment. Review of CHINA ONLINE: NETSPEAK AND WORDPLAY USED BY OVER 700 MILLION CHINESE INTERNET USERS by Veronique Michel Tuttle Publishing, 2014, 159 pages, RRP £8.99 With the largest internet population […]

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From Woman Warrior to Good Wife – Confucian Influences on the Portrayal of Women in China’s Television Drama

From Woman Warrior to Good Wife – Confucian Influences on the Portrayal of Women in China’s Television Drama

For an upcoming Routledge edition on Religion and the Media in China, I have been working on a chapter about the Confucian influences on the portrayal of women in contemporary Chinese television drama. The volume, that is edited by Stefania Travagnin, focuses on “the intersection of religion and the media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches […]

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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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China kijkt af hoe het moet bij de Nederlandse melkindustrie

China kijkt af hoe het moet bij de Nederlandse melkindustrie

Het gaat slecht met de Chinese melk. Sinds het grote melkschandaal van 2008 heeft het imago van China’s melkindustrie een flinke deuk opgelopen. Chinezen halen melkpoeder uit het buitenland en zijn bereid er de hoogste prijs voor te betalen. Hoog tijd voor de Chinese overheid om de melkproductie drastisch te verbeteren. Daarvoor kijken ze naar hoe […]

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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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Bringing Worlds Together – ‘New World (Shinsekai Story)’ and ‘Fly me to Minami’ by filmmaker Lim Kah Wai

Bringing Worlds Together – ‘New World (Shinsekai Story)’ and ‘Fly me to Minami’ by filmmaker Lim Kah Wai

Producer and director Lim Kah Wai is an expert in bringing worlds together in his films. Having worked and lived in both Japan and China, his deep connection with these countries becomes apparent through his work.

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Talk to Type Chinese – Baidu Gets What You Mean

Talk to Type Chinese – Baidu Gets What You Mean

Voice recognition has been around for years, but those who use smartphones probably have found themselves frustrated and screaming at Iphone’s ‘Siri’.

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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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A Very Short Introduction

A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press has a series of short introductions to over 200 different subjects, from ‘Globalization’ to ‘Foucault’ and from ‘Shakespeare’ to ‘Nothing’. Well-written, compact and affordable, these books are the perfect starting point to any topic.

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Chinese in Your Pocket

Chinese in Your Pocket

Are you thinking about buying a good Chinese dictionary? Do not look any further, because Pleco Software is the essential dictionary to anyone studying Chinese.

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Presenting Prezi

Presenting Prezi

Have a presentation to prepare? Bye bye Powerpoint! Prezi is here!

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