Aliza explains to Ellan the meaning of 'leftover women', 'footies' and 'mulberry fields' while also getting us hyped about the Yenching Global Symposium 2018.
The status afforded foreigners in (which obviously varies given your perceived gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity) is certainly two-sided. Along with varying levels of pseudo-diplomatic privilege comes an objectification and even nullification of your person-hood.
Why is life like a zebra? Or a lion-dragon dance? How many ways can't you eat potatoes in Beijing? And what is this superwoman's secret skill? Ellan chats to Lidiia - martial artist, consummate linguist, and deep thinker - about life when things get tough.
Even the capital of the world's largest Communist government will feel like home when your mum's there.
Cold is not staying inside with a cup of tea under a blanket. It’s staying as far away from the doors and windows as you can, blankets wrapped tight like a sushi roll and mug abandoned on the side table because its contents went cold minutes after pouring.
Have you ever wondered what the most attractive thing about Germany is? Ellan interviews German scholar and prize-winning student, Shu (Zhongshu), to find out. Also featured: Shu's poetry recitation skills, and her fondness for Sichuan hot pot. Listen to more Beijing adventures here!
This week Erin takes the mike and interviews Muz - sociological archaeologist and Beida campus geography expert (Ellan did the editing). Where is the most romantic place on campus, what is 'Greedy Tongues', and how do you explain 'China Studies' to skeptics? Tune in with Erin and Muz to find out! Read more about what... Continue Reading →