Tag Archives: Mandarin

Changing China through Mandarin, by Teng Biao


Teng Biao (滕彪) is a well-known legal scholar and rights lawyer in China. Read the original here. Translated from Chinese by Rogier Creemers.  Even in Robinson’s world of one man, his life required information, reflection and memory. Human society not having information … Continue reading

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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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China is a real fixer-upper


On my way to the supermarket I pass a man fixing bicycles, a place that can repair virtually any article of clothing and at least three shops that can solve any problem on almost any cell phone. This culture of … Continue reading

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