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Mandarin Blueprint is the most ambitious online Chinese learning curriculum ever attempted. Not only because it integrates pronunciation, characters, vocabulary & grammar acquisition materials, but more importantly because it teaches how to relate everything you need to know about Chinese to your personal lived experience. Everything about your past is a potential connection you can make to Mandarin, and we're experts at helping you find them. Not to mention, Chinese is a super cool language ...
 
Every house is haunted. In each episode of Family Ghosts, we investigate the true story behind a mysterious figure whose legend has followed a family for generations. Grandmothers who were secretly jewel smugglers, uncles who led double lives, siblings who vanished without a trace, and other ghostly characters who cast shadows over our lives in ways that might not be immediately obvious. We are all formed in part by our familial collections of secrets, intrigues, and myths. By engaging with ...
 
David Edmonds (Uehiro Centre, Oxford University) and Nigel Warburton (freelance philosopher/writer) interview top philosophers on a wide range of topics. Two books based on the series have been published by Oxford University Press. We are currently self-funding - donations very welcome via our website http://www.philosophybites.com
 
Welcome to Of Course...China! We’re Ziv and Fernando, two long-time China expats with a combined 37 years experience of living and running businesses in the middle kingdom. We’ll be talking about life in China as we know it, interview interesting characters about their China jobs and opportunities, and explore what it means to live in China in 2020 and beyond! Listen to us weekly and watch us on YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channels and leave us a comment with topics you’d like ...
 
---- Situational Animations updated weekly. Stay tuned with us !! ---- We are a leading e-learning company specializing in publishing and producing textbooks, animations, games, mobile apps and customized services for all the Chinese learners. Website http://www.huayuschool.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HuayuSchool Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/TKBHuayuSchool App Blog http://apps2learnchinese.wordpress.com/ Youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/TKBHuayuSchool
 
China's most popular internet show follows the adventures of Su Fei as she looks for love in Beijing and meets lots of interesting characters along the way. Also other cool content about China, Chinese youth culture and music and interviews with notables, both Chinese and Expat. Features audio and video content.
 
Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority ...
 
Most true crime covers the past hundred years of recorded history. We cover the rest of it. From murderous knights and pirate kings to ancient Chinese forensic investigators and the Renaissance's literal fashion police, our episodic podcast dives deep into the historical characters and events that make up some of the greatest crimes the world has ever seen — and certainly not found in your textbooks. For more information visit https://www.highcrimesandhistory.com/
 
In the last few decades, China has been experiencing tremendous changes in its economy, society and infrastructure. Each episode of “China Stories” shows audience China by presenting them with stories, characters and images, in the hope that they may understand what the Chinese think, do, and care about now. Leaders have dreams, but what about the dreams of the people?
 
Wildest among the fisher-folk may be accounted the Chinese shrimp-catchers. It is the habit of the shrimp to crawl along the bottom in vast armies till it reaches fresh water, when it turns about and crawls back again to the salt. And where the tide ebbs and flows, the Chinese sink great bag-nets to the bottom, with gaping mouths, into which the shrimp crawls and from which it is transferred to the boiling-pot. This in itself would not be bad, were it not for the small mesh of the nets, so s ...
 
"Fast paced and full of energy" --Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt "This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight ... a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read." -- Publishers Weekly "The real-world cultures are incredibly well-researched and truthful, and yet well-balanced with the fantasy elements. An intriguing and impressive series." -- Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series It i ...
 
This little gem of a book was probably the first introduction to Shakespeare that most readers have had as children. Tales from Shakespeare was written in 1807 by a young clerk called Charles Lamb in the offices of the East India Company. Lamb co-authored them with his beloved sister Mary. The pair lived together for life, having gone through immense trauma caused by mental illness and tragedy. However, far from being a melancholy duo, they led an active and ample social life in the company ...
 
Set in England at the turn of the 20th century, Wallace’s crime novel The Daffodil Mystery follows the mysterious circumstances under which shop owner Lyne has been murdered. Accordingly, it is up to detective Jack Tarling and his trusted Chinese assistant to solve the case and reach an appropriate and just resolution. Moreover, the happenings within the novel are intensified by the colorful set of characters, which are marked by their plausible façade and contribute to the novel’s appeal. T ...
 
The Wine Australia podcast is all about sharing our passion for Australian wine. For those who love Australian wine we will share the stories of the people, the places and the communities that make our bold, authentic wines. For those sharing our Australian wines with the world we will share advice, insights and key learnings from thought leaders in the Australian wine community.
 
The Perils of Pauline is one of the first damsel in distress serials. The story is complete with undaunted hero, courageous damsel, unscrupulous villains galore, and other worldly interest. Before getting married, Pauline wants to experience the world and have adventures. When her guardian dies and leaves her an estate in trust of his secretary, adventures suddenly become more hazardous. Pauline charters aeroplanes, meets untrustworthy pirates, braves dangerous China Town, flies in a hot air ...
 
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欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins an…
 
Let's play with some Chinese characters this week. 1. Can you guess the Chinese character from the short riddles? 2. What can you replace 弄 with for the sentence to still make sense? 3. Where can you insert punctuations to break the sentence up? There are 5 possible different sentences with different meanings, can you find them all? Let me know on …
 
There are many different kinds of input methods available for Chinese, such as typing, handwriting, and speech to text, but which is the best for language learners, and why? Link: Chinese input methods: Learning the second tone in Mandarin Chinese More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at Hacking Chin…
 
Beirut 1976, in the middle of a civil war one of the biggest bank heists in history went down. $150 million in cash and gold was stolen, to never be seen again. To this day this highly skilled expert crew's identity has never been discovered, but after meeting a very secretive military source, one journalist believes he knows who pulled it off, and…
 
欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins an…
 
Everyone loves Chinese food, but if only there were a way to tie your love for the cuisine into progress learning the language. Well, there is! ...sort of. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to do so that your stomach stays full as your Mandarin levels up. Guest interview with James Wong who, despite a severe hearing disability, worked hard t…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard How does a poem happen? Absent an external structure, what makes a thing a poem? The key word in that question may be “external,” because ultimately the poem on the page will be the implicit definition of its own structure—even if it borrows a “non-poetic” structure from another … Continue reading 1…
 
Webb is a Canadian making custom-made trucks in his big factory in China. He’s an accomplished hands-on kind of entrepreneur who fell in love with China and became the first and only custom-made tow trucks maker in China. His manufacturing company, Metro Tow Trucks, produces impressive, heavy duty trucks for distribution all over the world. In this…
 
GUEST CO-HOST: Kyle Ishmael (he/him/his), lackity Black, gay NY politico, Pisces, co-host of the cult hit podcast House Party & hopelessly hopeful lover of croissants. IG & TW: @KyleIM The Maximum Fun Drive is coming, and we want to hear from you! Why did you decide to become a member? What does Minority Korner mean to you? Share your story by emai…
 
While you're waiting for next week's all-new episode of Family Ghosts, Sam invites you to check out "Missing," a show about families wrestling with the psychic weight of their family ghosts in real time. If you like it, search for "Missing" from Crawlspace Media wherever you're listening to this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
There are many different kinds of input methods available for Chinese, such as typing, handwriting, and speech to text, but which is the best for language learners, and why? Link: Chinese input methods: A guide for second language learners More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at Hacking Chinese (www…
 
Tony moved from China to California in 1998 for higher education. After graduation he chose to stay in the US and worked in AI and digital innovation at Silicon Valley for a decade. In 2013 he decided to come back to China to open his own AI innovation company, Foocaa, and today he’s responsible for hundreds of smart communities managements in many…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard Rigorous structure in poetic form is commonly pointed at when we declare Poems have meters and rhymes, as the norm. Yet words without patterns can roar like a storm So why pay attention, why study with care Rigorous structure in poetic form? Just set it aside, surrender the … Continue reading 16.15:…
 
We continue our discussions and dives into the rise in violence towards the AAPI community- but first. Did Raven-Symoné see that both the third Zenon and Cheetah Girls movies were not going to be good- so she didn't return? Just who is Sheryl Sandberg? No seriously who is she? We find out. In the main korner James takes us through the history of th…
 
Noel Lee’s die cast collectibles items are made in China in small batches, 1000 pieces per model. His brand, Calibre Wings, produces fine and accurate aviation scale models in die cast metal. Noel is a China expat from Singapore who lived in Hong Kong for more than a decade and has been based in Shenzhen in the past couple of years. Watch this podc…
 
Many students say that listening is the hardest part of learning Chinese, not speaking, reading or writing. Why is that? Could it be that listening in Chinese is actually harder than in many other languages? Link: Why is listening in Chinese so hard? More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at Hacking C…
 
欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins an…
 
What if you are still struggling to get to the point where you can read the lowest level graded readers? What techniques can get you there? John and Jared will discuss steps you can take to bridge the gap to real reading and also begin to experience the snowball effect of reading in Chinese. Guest interview is with Abigail Washburn, a Grammy Award …
 
Hi! We will be doing some practices on the different structures of the Yes and no questions in past tense for the next couple of months and you will also get to do some practice in this episode on the (have/ not have) questions. I was running longer than expected. Part 2 will be published first week of next month. Written material: http://www.thear…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard We might begin with description. Or we might begin by deconstructing the act of describing. Wait. No, not there. Let’s jump in AFTER the deconstruction. Let’s leap beyond a statement of topic, let’s hurdle clear of mundane declarations of the audio file’s length, and together plunge headlong … Conti…
 
In this episode, I briefly summarise the Xinjiang cotton issue and read a couple of news articles from China and a couple from the West to see how the issue was covered from different perspectives. Transcript available at: http://chinesecolloquialised.comBy Chinese Colloquialised
 
Did we fall into a time warp back into the 1960s- because Jim Crow 2.0 is back baby! In Georgia! We ask the question what do people really mean when they say "Conservative"? What does it have to do with the oppression of other people? We gush and highlight some really amazing media starring AAPI leads: the delicious gay film Monsoon, the period sup…
 
Many websites, apps and other resources for learning Chinese use colours to highlight tones, but does using colours really make tones easier to learn? Link: Does using colour to represent Mandarin tones make them easier to learn? More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be found over at Hacking Chinese (www.hackingch…
 
欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins an…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard Patterns in the way we’re speaking may betray which ‘brain’ we’re using; often bound by what’s familiar, sometimes loosed for free-er choosing. Writing like the day-brain’s thinking Singing while the night-brain’s winking All the cadence going funky (golden-mantled howler monkey) Credits: This episo…
 
Vignette Ching is here and It's off to a quick trip to the land of imagination before we jump into the recent rise in Asian American hate crimes and the Atalanta attack. What does this tell us about our country? What does allyship really look like? Will this strengthen and heal the relationship between the Black and AAPI community? Well as just two…
 
Today we are telling the story of Tommy Thompson, an underwater engineer that discovered the SS central America, a ship that went down in a hurricane in 1857 with upwards of 3/4 of a billion dollars in gold on board. After a decade of fighting endless lawsuits Tommy vanished with 2.1 million dollars and 500 gold coins.…
 
With the recent violent attacks towards the AAPI Community most notably the tragedy in Atlanta where 8 were killed fueled by racism, and sexism, there seems to be a disconnect for some that this was in fact a hate crime- and that’s because folks don’t know their history. So in preparation for the next two weeks of guests and conversations we though…
 
欢迎光临! Welcome! You can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or you can subscribe by copying the following URL into your favorite podcast APP: https://www.mandarinblueprint.com/feed/podcast The Mandarin Blueprint Podcast focuses primarily on The Mandarin Blueprint Method online curriculum. Creators Luke Neale & Phil Crimmins an…
 
Reading is the best way to expand vocabulary and learn about new things, but how should you approach reading in Chinese? And what are the best free reading resources out there? Link: The 10 best free Chinese reading resources for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners More information and inspiration about learning and teaching Chinese can be…
 
Will Chinese one day unseat English to become the dominant language around the world? Jared and John discuss a paper by professor Jeffery Gil who predicts that one day it will. Guest interview is with Amani Core who provides a philosophical perspective on how Chinese shapes our view of humanity. Links from the episode: “Chinese to Rise as a Global …
 
This episode, I am wrapping up the topic on emotion sounds. I will talk aboutTriple-character emotion sound: 㗎啦噃/ 㗎囉噃, 㗎啦喎, 㗎喇吓 and 㗎啦喂Multiple-character emotion sound: 㗎啦吓嘩 and 㗎啦囉噃We will move onto linking words on the 4th week of each month. Stay tuned! Be back on April 5th Monday!Written materials: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/tri…
 
Your Hosts: Mary Robinette, Dan, Amal, and Howard Can you hear your writing sing, being intoned instead of read? With the dialogs as tunes whose tags say “sung” instead of “said?” When the rhythm of your prose echoes the rhythm of a song you’ll see perhaps you’ve been a poet all along. Credits: This episode was … Continue reading 16.12 : Singing Ve…
 
In this episode we talk #marriage! We take a closer look at the characters 娶 and 嫁 and their implicit meanings. We also cover 娘家 and 赘婿 to gain a certain cultural perspective of marriage in China. Chinese Conversed: https://chineseconversed.com Transcript available at: https://chinesecolloquialised.com…
 
Hate crimes against Asian American folks are on the rise - and guest co-host Natalie Orzco (she/her) has a personal connection to one of the most recent attacks in Oakland- and advice on how to show up for others. We have a PSA: if your family, friends, or loved ones watch Tucker Carlson - they in danger girl! Netflix is trying to shame us from sha…
 
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