Tag Archives: Mandarin Chinese

Chinese Regionalism – The treasure trove of Chinese culture

When many westerners arrive in Beijing or Shanghai, their suspicion that all Chinese really are the same is quickly confirmed. The fact that 92% of China’s population identify themselves as Han, almost seems like an underestimate at first glance in … Continue reading

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The Difficulty of Dialects

I know that one of the few things I learned in middle school about China was that the Chinese language has many “dialects.” I had never been clear on what a dialect really was, often people say that it’s like … Continue reading

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