Articles by: Marjolijn Kaiser

Video & Vocabulary: Another Pair of Chopsticks

Video & Vocabulary: Another Pair of Chopsticks

As one person commented, it would be great if disputing nations would sit down and join in a feast together, especially around a bowl of steaming jiaozi! ChinaConnectU’s version of a Chinese PSA announcement highlighting the importance of chopsticks and food in Chinese culture can be found here:  https://youtu.be/o9e8Nr719D8. It comes from China’s CCTV and is a minute and a […]

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Live on OUP

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Live on OUP

We are happy and proud to announce that the first three volumes of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography are now available through Oxford University Press’ online platform “Oxford Reference”: http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780190214371.001.0001/acref-9780190214371    

What Rice Pudding and Wen Jiabao Have in Common

What Rice Pudding and Wen Jiabao Have in Common

The world is full of unexpected connections, little links that pop up when you least expect them. Recently, as I was looking up Chinese translations for a list of ingredients often used in Chinese cooking for our forthcoming project on Chinese cuisines, I came across the expression babaofan 八宝饭. Babaofan, or eight treasure rice, is a sweet rice pudding with […]

Linked: Internet in China

As I wrote in my last blog post, there is an endless stream of information about the rapid development of the Internet in China being released on a daily basis. Here are some links to interesting articles from the last few weeks: Reuters published an interview with four ex-censors working for China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo. Journalist and writer […]

China in Numbers: Internet

China in Numbers: Internet

Sometimes somebody writes a book that, in retrospect, turns out to have predicted the future quite accurately. Some people write books that are “way ahead” of their time, others are simply “timeless.” But what if you are tackling a topic that is developing so rapidly that (almost) everything you write runs the risk of being outdated as soon as it […]

Water Margin (Shuǐhǔ zhuán水浒传)– Translations and Secondary Sources

Written by Shi Nai’an 施耐庵 , although his (sole) authorship is topic of scholarly debate. Also known as Story of the Marches, Outlaws of the Water Margin, or All Men are Brothers. Summary Set in the Song dynasty, Water Margin tells the story of a group of outlaws who gather at Mount Liang and are eventually sent out by the […]

Teamwork and Reaching our Goals

Teamwork and Reaching our Goals

That’s me with a copy of our newest publication, Education in China. I’m not married and I don’t have any kids, so the proudest and happiest days of my life so far are made up of graduations, moving countries, finding a job, and days spent with loved-ones. Now, I can add opening a package and finding this baby inside to […]

Teamwork and Reaching our Goals

Teamwork and Reaching our Goals

That’s me with a copy of our newest publication, Education in China. I’m not married and I don’t have any kids, so the proudest and happiest days of my life so far are made up of graduations, moving countries, finding a job, and days spent with loved-ones. Now, I can add opening a package and finding this baby inside to […]

Celebrating 1,000 Posts

Celebrating 1,000 Posts

It’s time for a celebration! Not just because it’s Friday, which means at 4.00pm it’s Beer o’clock (a tradition I miss celebrating with my colleague Bill dearly!), and at 5.00pm it’s weekend, or because it’s 21 June, the longest day of the year, or, for that matter, because today is Bill’s birthday! No, also because we now have exactly 1,000 […]

Celebrating 1,000 Posts

Celebrating 1,000 Posts

It’s time for a celebration! Not just because it’s Friday, which means at 4.00pm it’s Beer o’clock (a tradition I miss celebrating with my colleague Bill dearly!), and at 5.00pm it’s weekend, or because it’s 21 June, the longest day of the year, or, for that matter, because today is Bill’s birthday! No, also because we now have exactly 1,000 […]