FEATURE STORY: Worth the Wait
U.S.-based Chinese writer Ha Jin was tired of waiting to land a
job using his native Chinese skills, so he began writing in
English. His novel Waiting took home last year's prestigious
American National Book Award.
ZHAO LE: March 10 - 16, 2000
BEIJING'S BEST DAILY EVENTS GUIDE!
Picks! Picks! Art Scene, Cinema Scene, Exhibition Scene,
Stage Scene, Kids Scene, Sports Scene
ZHAO LE: IN CHINESE!
SCENE CLASSIFIEDS: Jobs,
Employment Offered, Employment Sought, For Sale/Wanted,
Housing Available/Sought, Services, Personals, Announcements
COMRADE LANGUAGE: Say Cheese
and Other English Phrases in Chinese
For those learning Chinese, take comfort that once in a while the
way you say something is the same way we say something.
CULTURE SCENE: Experimental Theater Gets Busy in Beijing
Every Friday night, Central Academy of Drama students
practice their craft at Busy Bee Bar.
BITES: Arbat: Transylvania Never Had It So Good
IN SHORT ... From the Chinese Press
Peculiar Pets, Online Car Rental, Sexless Students, Spicy Love Soup
ASK AYI: Hide-and-Go-Qi with Ayi
Mandarin is rich in references to qi: a room's ambience is its qifen;
getting angry is shengqi, or "giving rise to too much qi"; and the
word for weather, tianqi, translates literally as Heaven's qi, or
the qi of the sky.
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