Chinese Culture

Standards of Beauty in China

Standards of beauty are ever-changing across cultures. While some beauty standards have remained consistent in China since ancient times, others have recently…

China Loves Chili Peppers

If you have traveled to the Middle Kingdom or shared a meal with a Chinese family, you’ll know just how important chili…

Chinese Traditional Shadow Plays

Have you heard of Chinese shadow plays, an art considered by many to be the world’s first ever form of puppetry? Traditionally…

Chinese Taiji

Join Dayong, a CLI team member since 2009, as he learns about Master Huang's journey into tàijíquán. While watching the video, follow…

A Fun Southern Chinese Game: 猜码 Cāimǎ

What is 猜码 (cāimǎ)? The joyous shouts of 猜码 (cāimǎ, literally meaning "guess number") can be heard rumbling through barbecue joints, restaurants,…

The Rise of Soccer in China

As a student of any language knows, practice is the most important key to retention. By finding fun and interesting ways to…

The Culture of Chinese Chess

Chinese chess has been played in China for at least two thousands years. It can quickly be picked up by anyone who…