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The culture behind the corner

Rather than the huge Forbidden City or the gorgeous Temple of Heaven, what I found to be the most culturally informative during my first week in China was the hutongs. Hutongs are like small villages but more industrialized. Yesterday, Jason … Continue reading

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Preparing for China’s complexities

By far what I least expected about China’s culture was how paradoxical it is. They are hierarchical but humble. They are averse to laws but deeply respectful towards the government. I knew things would be different but I thought they … Continue reading

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