Random Assortment of Links

Useful resources for learning about contemporary China:

 English language Sinica Podcast

James Fallows - not always China-related, but always interesting

What's going on in Beijing:

City Weekend - Beijing

The Beijinger

China Daily's Beijing Weekend 

Beijing Weather - Weather Underground


Useful language learning tools

Chinesepod podcast - free beginners' podcasts

Popup Chinese podcast - another very good podcast series

Hacking Chinese - interesting ideas on learning Chinese efficiently

Skritter character-learning tool for iPad/iPhone - really fun app

Sinosplice - John Pasden's site on many interesting aspects of China and the Chinese language



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Research Proposals

One new thing we did this year was to ask teams of UM and BNU students to work together and prepare research proposals. They presented them last night and they were quite impressive. I'm posting pictures that show each group's topic and group members. The lighting conditions weren't great, but you can get a sense of the topics and see our participants.


The Great Wall!

Today we woke up bright and early, packed our bags with snacks, and headed to the Great Wall! We had an awesome time exploring and enjoying the stunning views.

Kim and Xin near the end of our journey.

Kevin and Vanessa representing the School of Education.



Washing clothes



798 art



Tuesday May 9th

Today we visited the 798 art district and had Peking roast duck for lunch!