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Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Hanfu Movement; Fashion Politics

16 autumns ago, sparked the beginning of what is now known as The Hanfu Movement. It was, in fact, the autumn of 2001 and...
Mosuo Tribe

The Mosuo Tribe; Progressive or Oppressive?

A common trend dominating pop culture of the West is the emergence of exclusively women-only groups, who refer to themselves as...
china travel trends

China Travel Trends; a Shift in Focus

A whopping 130 million mainland Chinese travelled abroad in 2017; almost 10 percent of the population. The general assumption that Chinese tourists are focused...

Out of My Element; and Thrown in China’s

Every one who comes to China has some sort of reason for being here. Some are saving money, some...
emergence of chinese hygge

The Emergence of a Chinese Hygge

Blankets, pillows, beanbags and cups of hot chocolate with extra-large marshmallows. Don’t forget the candles, which provide an almost evanescent backlight to the room...
nNanjing vintage curio shop

Where the Dust Settles; Nanjing’s Vintage Curio Shop

Worn leather bags, smooth porcelain, rough coins, rusty fans; this is all some may think is sold in Shop Number 34. People have...
vintage clothes shop in Nanjing

Vintage Clothes in China; Why Bother?

The last time I went home, vintage was all the rage. My mother used to take me Op shopping (opportunity), charity or thrift to...
Hygge Revolution

A Hygge Revolution; the New Chinese Luxury

Before you begin you must first get the pronunciation of this word correct, for you will go on to read it an obscene number...
empathy

No Empathy nor Sympathy in Foreign Cultures

A satirical play was performed live in Nanjing, during the month of May. Alleged to be the first cross-cultural and bilingual play ever performed...
Dystopian Communication

Inter-Personal Communication in an Era of Dystopian Convenience

Wow, your Chinese is very good”, remarked the supermarket checkout employee. “Your pronunciation is very standard, better than ours”, chimed in her giggling colleague...
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