Toilet paper was invented in China in the 6th Century A.D. By the late 14th century, 10 million packages of toilet paper were being manufactured each year, each containing 1000 to 10,000 sheets each. Emperors would order this paper in two by three foot sheets (modern sheets are 6 square inches). more »
Han Xiao was born in LiaoNing, a province of China located in the northeast of the country. Her work is intense trying to identify the loneliness and the anxiety each person feels in some periods of life. She told a parabola about the bamboo tree that grows in Eastern China,... more »
3D printing is going big, not just in a metaphorical sense. We have seen 3D printed buildings and cars begin to emerge as innovators look to create products such as cars, houses etc. at reduced costs. more »
"Perhaps the spa in the small-town Shandong hotel where I was dining with a cluster of businessmen and officials was an entirely legitimate establishment, and I was misreading the nature of the invitation. But the neon sign outside advertising the “Health Body Center” (康体中心) had replaced the upper strokes in... more »
Happy Valentine's day! We just recorded a 35-minute podcast about love and dating in China which is available below. In this episode we talk about how dating works in China, where to meet people, and hear about the tale of an expat American girl's experience on China's largest dating show. more »
Read about five ways to enjoy the holiday and see if you can solve our three traditional Lantern Day riddles. Can you meet the challenge? The Chinese Lantern Festival tastes as good as the Mid-autumn Festival, entertains as much as the Dragon Boat Festival, and feels as romantic as Valentine’s... more »
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