China

12 Tips for visiting the Great Wall of China

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO Heritage Site, is on many a bucket list (raises hand and waves). The Great Wall (actually in sections, so walls) is incredibly long (over 13,000 miles!), and averages a height of 20 feet, width of 21 feet.

Doing Business in China? 19 Cultural Differences You Should Know

Lexa Pennington's picture

Are you conversant with western cultures but seeking opportunities in China? One of the things you should know is that there are profound cultural differences between the U.S and China.

Here is your guide to intercultural success in doing business in China.

From Doing Business in China? 19 Cultural Differences You Should Know. Hands on a laptop, with USA and China flags and documents on the table.

5 Tips for Studying Abroad in China

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Studying abroad is one of the most valuable things you can do. It can increase your employability, cultural knowledge, global citizenship skills, and more. It isn't always easy, though; there are always challenges to living, studying, and working in a different culture than your own. Luckily, these challenges are not specific to any particular region, but have more to do with cultural adjustments.
 

San Antonio Museum of Art Rocks With New Chinese Acquisition

Rosie Carbo's picture

Texans like to say that “everything is big in Texas.” But the latest six-and-a-half-ton acquisition by the San Antonio Museum of Art gives credence to the familiar saying.

The city of Wuxi, China, gave the city a 12-foot Taihu rock to help promote Chinese art and culture in the Alamo city. The massive rock was installed in the pavilion behind the museum prior to the recent unveiling. 

Visiting China? Here Are 5 Traditional Festivals You Must Experience

Lexa Pennington's picture

Thinking of traveling to China anytime soon? Whether for business or pleasure, this culturally rich country of over 1.4 billion people has a lot of amazing attractions on offer. Not in the least of which are the various spectacular festivals the country hosts throughout the year. Each festival is steeped in historically rich traditions and draws large crowds from locals and tourists alike. 

Teaching English in China: 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming

I’ll never forget stepping off the airplane for the first time at the Beijing airport and thinking to myself “What the *#@&$ did I just get myself into?” I didn’t know a lick of Mandarin other than ni hao, and prior to leaving I probably couldn’t have found Xinjiang, the province that was to become my new home, on a ma

Story of China Connects History to Present

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China: a place both ancient and modern, well known and unknown, distant, different: a powerful contemporary nation that is still little known and even less understood by most people in the west.

Visiting Marco Polo's Favorite City in China

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Hangzhou, the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, is home to more than 8-million residents and located just 50 minutes from Shanghai by high-speed train.

Xixi Wetland Park. From Visiting Marco Polo's Favorite City in China
Xixi Wetland Park (above and below)

A Geek in China

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

For every fan of kung fu, steamed dumplings, Confucius, and giant skyscrapers, A Geek in China is a hip, smart and concise guide to the Middle Kingdom. 

Top Five Destinations to Start a Jiuzhaigou Tour

Lexa Pennington's picture

Located in southwest China, the Jiuzhaigou Valley, which is a dreamlike tourist area being famous for its 6 beauties: green lake, banked waterfall, colorful forest, snowy peak, Tibetan culture, and blue ice, attracts millions of tourists every year. 

Stunning Jiuzhaigou
Stunning Jiuzhaigou

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