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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千里之行始于足下 - qiānlǐzhīxíng shǐyúzúxià - a journey of a thousand li begins with a single footstep

Many "Chinese" sayings in English are fake, but this one is not. Apparently it's from the Dao de jing, which I didn't realize until I looked it up now. Tomorrow most of us will take the first steps toward our rendezevous in Beijing on May 2 and this year's Global Course Connections - Beijing trip. This weekend was graduation and it was exciting to see how accomplished the former participants on these trips have become. This year's group has a lot to live up to, but I expect that it will be an exciting, productive, educational, fun, and occasionally frustrating trip for everyone. I'm glad, and honored, to be along for this journey.




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