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Wrap Your Mouth Around These Chinese Tongue Twisters

Learn the history of Chinese tongue twisters, which were taught to aid speech therapy and spread folk wisdom in the past

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Out of the Cloud Chamber: How to Help Chinese Poetry Go West?

Meet the new wave of scholars and translators making the untranslatable relatable

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Piecing Together New Phrases from Old

How “online language artists” combine simple phrases into their own internet language

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The Art of Saying Nothing

Chinese netizens have become experts at “feihua wenxue”: using superfluous language to get out of any awkward situation

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Words to Sum Up 2021

Results of the annual Chinese Pandian competition reveal the hottest characters, words, and phrases of the year

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Poetic Blooms

Chinese writers from Confucius to Eileen Chang on flowers and their meanings

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Choice Chengyu: Pearl of Wisdom

Proverbs and idioms about one of China’s favorite jewels

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Choice Chengyu: Happy ‘Niu’ Year!

Cattle-related idioms for the Year of the Ox

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Choice Chengyu: Speaking of Home

Idioms about homesickness before the Chinese New Year

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