Middle Earth Podcast Introduction

The World of Chinese magazine was launched back in 2006 for any native-English speakers learning Chinese and keen to journey further down the rabbit-hole of Chinese culture and society. Today, The World of Chinese is one of the most authoritative resources on contemporary China, renowned for its in-depth reporting, objectivity, and humane approach to Chinese society. Part of the oldest publishing house in China, the Commercial Press, the magazine continues in its aim to become an essential resource for readers wanting in-depth knowledge on Chinese life.

We don’t review the see-and-be-seen spots on the local scene, nor do we enumerate China’s dynasties or present lists of vocab. We convey the words of ordinary Chinese in the streets, the thoughts expressed on China’s immense blogosphere, and the phenomena that pop up everywhere in between to an English-speaking audience.

In addition to our bi-monthly English magazine, available in print and online, theworldofchinese.com offers a stream of daily articles for news and coverage about Chinese society, literature, culture, and history.