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I first learned about “Babel No More” by Michael Erard from an interview on The World in Words. The paperback version of the book has been published and I had the chance to attend a reading and signing event at … Continue reading
I’ve been curious lately about the meaning of the results from foreign language exams. I used the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) as the main rubric and found the equivalent levels given by the ACTFL (American Council … Continue reading
I was very curious about the Chinese words mentioned in the article “The Cosmopolitan Condiment: An exploration of ketchup’s Chinese origins.” on Slate.com. It is a very thorough article about origin and evolution of ketchup. The condiment started out as … Continue reading
Since I learned Mandarin Chinese and American English separately, I do not have an Chinese-English/English-Chinese dictionary. I have one dictionary for each language. For my latest project involving “Word of the Week” (in which I am going through a list … Continue reading
After the appearance of Kane’s op-ed in the NY Times, I started wondering about Taiwan’s appearance in English news sites. I know from collecting articles on Taiwan (in the time of paper newspapers) that articles did not come up often … Continue reading
I was interested in reading “The Story of Dai Ailian” by Richard Glasstone (Dance Books, 2007) to learn more about Chinese dance. It was also a chance to learn about the origins of the Beijing Dance Academy. The complete title … Continue reading
Awhile ago, I remember reading that the dairy industry was opposed to the use of the word “milk” in “soy milk.” The argument from the dairy industry isn’t really adequate. But it did make me wonder why the word milk … Continue reading
“End of a Dynasty: Yao Ming Retires and China Wonders Who’s Next?” It is an end of an era for Yao Ming and the NBA. I’ll miss some great commercials. “On Party Anniversary, China Rewrites History” Apparently history gets rewritten … Continue reading
I’ve noticed that there are often things that I read online that are interesting and worth mentioning. But sometimes I don’t feel that I could make an entire blog post out of these things. I’ve decided to collect these items … Continue reading