A short economic story about Single’s Day Bella: Single’s Day is coming. There are many things I want to buy. I need to chop off my hands, otherwise I shall become a pauper. Sophia: Me too, clothes, bag, lipstick and so on, all of those I want to buy. Taobao told me that the whole price … More Single’s Day Shopping Festival, Don’t Really Chop Off Your Hands!
Golden Week! It is a splendid name—the best part is reality lives up to the name. Golden Week is the long holiday (about a week) taken to celebrate National Day in China. This year was the most special of all, as National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival fell on the same day, October 1. Now, PKUers are back on … More Travel Snapshots from Golden Week
New students or visitors who have just come to Shenzhen always have these questions. What fun places are there in Shenzhen? What about around campus? It’s true! There is not much information about Shenzhen because it is a new mega-city and always changing! Make the most out of your free time and weekends to enjoy life and really get to … More Exploring Shenzhen: Historical Charm with Modern Twist in Nantou Ancient Town
Get to know the Cha Chaan Teng! Originating in Hong Kong, the Cha Chaan Teng is also known as the Hong Kong Style Café. Cha Chaan Teng can be historically traced to around 1950s when the western lifestyle became increasingly popular among Hong Kong people. Back then, western cuisine was only served in fancy … More Shenzhen Food Scene: The Cha Chaan Teng!
School starts and then Mid-Autumn Festival arrives so quickly! In order to celebrate this traditional holiday of China, the first Mooncake Making Night of PKUSZ was held on September 29th at the Home for International Friends on campus. A diverse group of 20 international and Chinese students from different graduate schools on campus attended this meaningful activity. In China, … More Mooncake Making Night Shares the Spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-autumn Festival is almost here! It falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month when most Chinese farmers finish reaping their harvest. To ensure you properly enjoy the wonderful and uniquely Chinese flavors of this holiday, we are here to share 5 traditional foods Chinese people enjoy around the Mid-autumn Festival. Mooncakes … More 5 Foods Chinese People Enjoy for Mid-Autumn Festival
One graduate on how he found his way from Brazil to Peking University HSBC Business School to a career in China. In 2014, on his first visit to China, Ricardo Glesse stood struggling to count all the lanes of the Beijing street stretched out before him. The size stunned him. Ricardo grew up in Brazil, … More From Coast to Coast: PHBS International Student Graduate Ricardo Glesse
On June 28, several Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) Chinese and international students got together with their fellow teachers to experience making one of the famous traditional snacks of China, zongzi, for the Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival, known as 端午节 (Duānwǔjié) in Chinese, is a traditional holiday that typically falls in June. … More Students Try Out Making Zongzi for the Dragon Boat Festival
If you have to give more, it will mean more. As Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School faculty and graduates came together for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony on the morning of June 24, the whole PKU community felt how this year the ceremony means more. Graduation celebrates the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice … More 2020 PKUSZ Commencement Ceremony: Saying Goodbye but Staying Connected
Here are the important preventative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this month, some students are finally returning to school. It has been a long wait! We all expect many pleasant surprises: spring flowers, 711 convenience store, and greeting old friends. But it should come as no surprise that there are important safety measures in … More Heading Back to School in China
Currently, PKU students are all over China and the rest of the world completing online courses, working towards their thesis or learning Chinese. The team here at the Nanyan have compiled five idioms to keep you motivated during this tough semester. The Chinese language is filled with idioms that can be traced to its long … More 5 Chinese Idioms to Stay Motivated
The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, anticipates spring when many parts of China are frigid and gray. To truly mark spring’s brisk arrival, there is another traditional Chinese holiday celebrated each year in early April, Qingming Festival. Many things may remind us of spring: bird’s singing, crisp blue skies, a gentle breeze, sprouting vegetables … More Introduction to Qingming Festival