Books of May 2012
These are the books read in May. Hasn’t gotten much read due to a lot of school and work. Mignon Fogarty: “The...
Chinese idiom of the day: 步步为营
This is part seven in my series on Chinese idioms, read more here or check out all previous idioms here. I assume no...
Chinese idiom of the day: 爱屋及乌
This is part six of my series on Chinese idioms, read more here or check out all previous idioms here. I assume no...
Chinese proficiency report #2
Inspired by my six month report two weeks ago, I decided to start writing reports on my Chinese skills as they...
Life, part 2: Six months of Chinese studies
As I’m writing this it’s hard to imagine six months have passed already since I first walked into a Chinese...
Bokanalys: ”Färden till västern 1: Den...
Följande är en av läsmodulerna (läsmodul 2) jag skrev till kursen ”Nordostasienkunskap I – historisk...
Chinese idiom of the day: 口若悬河
口若悬河 (kǒuruòxuánhé) is among the more poetic idioms of Chinese, literally meaning something like ”to...
Chinese idiom of the day: 不翼而飞 – to...
The idiom 不翼而飞 (búyì érfēi) is interesting not only in that the sign 翼 is extremely cool looking, but...
Chinese police brutality, cartoon style –...
I recently got the first season of the Chinese children’s cartoon show 黑猫警长 (Black Cat Detective), and...
Chinese idiom of the day: 噤若寒蝉 – as...
When thinking of Chinese turns of phrase or idioms, 噤若寒蝉 (jìnruòhánchán) is probably of the type that...