February 4, 2013

pxrxllxls:

Chinese immigrants in early Canada

(via immigrantstories)

December 14, 2011
我什至不能* (I Can’t Even)

(*this is how google trasnlates the phrase “I can’t even”, but I have know idea how if it accurately conveys the meaning.)

Did any of you catch the NPR story on the Chinese “Wolf Dad” this morning?  I wanted to punch the radio so hard that it would crush this parent’s tyrant’s gonads.  He has one thousand(!!!) rules on how to behave.  He trained beat three kids into entering prestigious Beijing DaXue (Peking University—why still use a colonial name?).

"In China, beating kids is part of their upbringing. It’s not violence. It’s not against the law," he says. "If this kind of beating is legal, scientific and in the interests of the kids, then fine. I’m all for beating, since it’s effective."

Abusive behavior is abusive, no matter what you call it, no matter how you ascribe cultural differences.  Sh!t is sh!t no matter how you dress it.

We Chinese kids know to fear the common household feather duster.  Boo to the parents reading this book and applying his methods.

September 23, 2011

(via chinesebabies)

September 13, 2011
omgthatdress:

Chinese (Miao-Geyi) ensemble via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Chinese (Miao-Geyi) ensemble via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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May 30, 2011
findout:

From his series Chinese in Africa
Chinese railway workers flirt with a local Angolan woman during a lunch break.  Hundreds of workers live in rural camps along the tracks and all the equipment are imported from China. The Chinese are upgrading two railway lines in Angola. 
Per Anders Pettersson

findout:

From his series Chinese in Africa

Chinese railway workers flirt with a local Angolan woman during a lunch break.  Hundreds of workers live in rural camps along the tracks and all the equipment are imported from China. The Chinese are upgrading two railway lines in Angola.

Per Anders Pettersson

(via so-treu)

May 8, 2011
July 4, Venice Beach

ofanotherfashion:

This is (L-R) Alice Wong, Helen Hong, and Mary Dunn at Venice Beach on the Fourth of July, 1931.

Credit: Los Angeles Public Library

January 21, 2011
Ni Hao, Hu Jintao

"The president pointed out last night at the state dinner that his daughter, Sasha, is a very young girl but her class is studying Chinese," Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser, told a video conference with Chinese bloggers.

"Not every (child) has the opportunity to try out their first phrases of Chinese with the president of China, but she had that chance," Rhodes said.

They probably discussed baseball.

Sasha: “Hu’s on first.”

Hu:”Wo?”

Sasha:”No, not wo, HU’s on first.”

Hu:”Shei ah?”

Sasha: “Ni.”

Hu: “Wo?! Ni?!”

Sasha: “Bu shi.  Hu shi. Ni shi. {delirious giggling}”

Hu:” Mo ming qi miao…wo…ni…Hu….”

Sasha: “Wo ai ni, Hu!”

Hu: {heart explodes}

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