Columns

The Guest

Collaborative piece by Michael Kelly and Chris King At first it seemed as though nothing was out of place. Stepping into the apartment, Anna moved delicately across the soft carpet,

You Cannot Be Tone-Deaf In China

Chinese poetry is a blur of semanticism, tone variation and complexities. This month, our resident linguist shares her favorite Chinese poem, while exploring the depths of such a thought-provoking piece.

Choosing The Right Training Center

Knowing what to look for in a training center can prove difficult, especially when you’re a busy parent. With so many choices in Dongguan, how do you make the right

A Lasting Birthday Gift

Birthday gifts can be tough. Do you go for a classic option? Should you surprise them with something adventurous? At the end of the day—or year—what really matters is time.

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Summer has officially arrived! The month of may sees our resident travel columnist take a gamble on one of China’s most unique spots. We bet you didn’t see this one

From The 1st Step to 2nd Generation

The journey of educator, parent and child, is a very important one. You can imagine the dynamic of that journey when the educator becomes almost like a part of the

For The Love of Food

Food is a very important part of everyday life, with likes and dislikes, routines and habits. But what happens when dining becomes a topic of debate in a cross-cultural relationship?

A Journey to the East

With the part that the Chinese writing system plays in Japanese and Korean, one may think that it is easier to master all three languages once you have the hang

The Heart of Canton

Our provincial capital city Guangzhou simply must be on any fledgling Dongguaner’s bucketlist of places to visit. It’s so vast, even if you’ve been before, the chances are you didn’t

Going Global For a Better Future

Recognizing that students at school need the right kind of role models, vice principal Jacob Pawlik and his “bilingual” department aim to steer children toward international-mindedness, without sacrificing their identity.