避之不及又难以割舍—-中国文化之于越南

越南,顾名思义,其名称取百越之南之意。在古代,中国人使用汉字、尊奉儒家、采用科举取士,越南也都有样学样。哪怕到了现代,据不少老一辈越南人回忆,越南共产党的许多思想和政策都是效法毛泽东的,这些无不让我们中国人对自己的文化感到自信,也理所当然的认为越南文化和中国文化具有高度的同质性。但是,这种想法是否准确却是个有待论证的问题。文化的传播与接受的过程实际上充满了斗争与纠结、爱与恨、恩与怨,时至今日亦是如此。 Continue reading 避之不及又难以割舍—-中国文化之于越南

Behind the SGR Racism Scandal: The Challenge of Communication Between Chinese and Kenyans

In the last several decades, Chinese investment, trade, and aid in Kenya have considerably increased. Under China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has been regarded as one of the most remarkable achievements of cooperation between China and Kenya, creating approximately 25,000 job positions for Kenyan locals. Nevertheless, conflicts have emerged out of this cooperation. On July 8, 2018, The Standard, … Continue reading Behind the SGR Racism Scandal: The Challenge of Communication Between Chinese and Kenyans

Zimbabwe’s Chinese Community: Challenges and Opportunities

Zimbabwe, a country that is endowed with abundant mineral resources, has been a recipient of huge Chinese investment. There are approximately 6,000 Chinese who work and live in Zimbabwe, with the majority engaged in trade-related industries, such as extractive, manufacturing and retail industries. In 2008, Zimbabwe suddenly became famous for its catastrophic hyperinflation. Nearly a decade afterward, in December 2017, former president Robert Mugabe was … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s Chinese Community: Challenges and Opportunities

Do Chinese People See Animals Differently? Yes, They Do and Here’s Why

Global condemnation about Chinese eating animals to “nourish life” and using exotic wildlife products to make Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has continued to rise. According to CNN, each year, an estimated 10,000 dogs are killed for meat during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival at summer solstice. Meanwhile, over 1500 different animal species are used in the growing market of TCM, such as rhino horn, musk, … Continue reading Do Chinese People See Animals Differently? Yes, They Do and Here’s Why

A Glance of Chinese Buildings in Nairobi

Note: these photos were shot by a Chinese high school student at the beginning of 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Two River Plaza is the biggest mall in East Africa and it is a joint project by a Chinese state-owned enterprise called Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)and a local company called Athena, which is the East Africa’s leading real estate development company with a special focus on large … Continue reading A Glance of Chinese Buildings in Nairobi