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Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China

中国历史新手指南 Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History   第三集:佛教在中国的发展历史 #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China Listen to this episode of the podcast here: Beginner’s Guide to Chinese History #3: The Developmental History of Buddhism in China Episode Transcript

Random Word Trivia #11

Test your English and Chinese vocabulary level! See how many of these words you can guess. You take photos with a long stick. You make a promise with your shortest finger. You demand money for the person you just kidnapped. You look cute wearing a loose piece of clothing that covers your entire body. You […]

Common “Society Concepts” in Chinese

Recently I have been busy collecting common “society” concepts in Chinese that are difficult to translate due to social, cultural and political differences that exist between China and the West. Here’s the results of my research. 20 Common “Society Concepts” in Chinese 1. 社会保障 (lit. “social ensurance”): social security 2. 社会安全 (lit. “social safety”): national […]

Interpreting Speech #7 – Australia’s Ageing Population (English-into-Mandarin)

Briefing You are interpreting for a Chinese delegation who are attending a talk about Australia’s population issues. The speaker is giving a presentation about the challenges associated with Australia’s ageing population.   Listen to Speech Interpreting Speech #7 – Australia’s Ageing Population (English-into-Mandarin)

Interpreting Speech #5 – The World Is Changing (Mandarin-into-English)

Briefing You have been asked to interpret for a visiting economist from China. Her speech topic is entitled “The World is Changing”, and she will cover how both China and the world has undergone significant changes both socially and economically.   Listen to speech Interpreting Speech #5 – The World Is Changing (Mandarin-into-English)