Posts From Tracy Lu

The Social Credit System in China

What do you know about China’s social credit system? Scarily similar to an episode from Netflix series “Black Mirror,” this system owns personal data on all of China’s native inhabitants.

Spring Festival in Dongguan

China is so big and diverse, that there are thousands of ways to celebrate the very same festival. But they share one common purpose—to wish luck in the new year,

Spitting Culture in China

China’s spitting custom is probably one of the first things that many of us remember noticing when moving here. But why do some Chinese people insist on such an unpleasant

Chinese Food In the US

There’s no doubt that most expats didn’t understand the differences between authentic Chinese food and Chinese food overseas until coming to China. Westernized Chinese food is certainly its own entity.

Western Women Asian Men

Oh how times have changed among the cross-cultural dating and marriage scene! Tracy delves into some of the different points from women and men’s perspectives on eastern-western relationships. Decades ago,

Underneath The Urban: Exploring Dongguan’s Ancient Villages

Have you ever wondered about Dongguan’s ancient communities? What lies beneath the recent industrial development? Between the blanket of interspersed commercial spaces, you can find subtle traces of historical homes.

Chinese Parenting Styles

When it comes to parenting in china, the idea of absolute control springs to mind. While different parents have their own beliefs, in general, Chinese parenting is very different from

Guan Incense: a DG specialty

A product worth three times more than gold, Guan incense is a fine local specialty that faded over time. Find out the history and where to go for a ceremonial

The Hot Water Obsession

Wondering why you’ve been struggling to get an iced water lately? If you haven’t noticed the Chinese’s craze of enjoying a glass of steaming hot water yet, please pay attention.

Chinese People’s English Names

Random? Peculiar? Awkward? Perhaps adjectives you would use to describe the English names your Chinese colleagues chose for themselves. Find out how these names come about. How many times have