50 Ways a Foreigner Becomes More Chinese

I have now lived in China longer than it took to get my bachelor’s degree. While no one is going to confuse me with any of my Chinese colleagues or friends, the experience has definitely made a difference in my daily routine and how I see the world. In my estimation, it has been a positive change.

Why Original Chinese Theater Is Much Ado About Nothing

China’s theater industry is experiencing a worrisome boom. Though more and more plays are being produced, and audience numbers are increasing every year, the market is flooded with foreign productions, commercial adaptations, and classic Chinese plays. Experimental theaters — known simply as “small theaters” in Mandarin — are in decline, despite their strong track record Read more about Why Original Chinese Theater Is Much Ado About Nothing[…]

12 Tips for Chinese Business Etiquette and Culture

With increasing globalization comes the need for more and more people to do business with the Chinese. While language is important in bridging an intercontinental relationship, the cultural expectations and etiquette behind the language are even more essential. Developing insights into the Chinese business culture and social etiquette of China will help you avoid miscommunication and potential misunderstandings. When it comes to Chinese business etiquette, there is just one overarching rule: When in China, do as the Chinese do!