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Charlene Fu

DG’s Bookmobile

In March 2004, a second- hand van was transformed into a bookmobile and shuttled between different libraries across 32…

Village Appears From Underwater at a Dongguan Reservoir

Early spring this year, the mysterious Maoshe Reservoir in Qingxi Town suddenly caught the attention of local Dongguan citizens. Located…

The Guan Of Dongguan

It’s interesting to study the history of how different places got their names. Centuries before Dongguan even got its…

Try 50-Year-Old Dried Oranges

Here in Dongguan, potted oranges trees are owned by businesses and families. Many of these well-cultivated orange trees come…

Eggplants…China Style!

Before they came to China, many Westerners hated eggplants because their home countries tend to cook eggplants in a…

Is Your Child A Decision Maker or A Rule Follower?

A local daycare has revealed some interesting differences between the Chinese and Western perspectives on teaching children. Jaden, my three-year-old…

Choose Your Dinner With Dianping & Koubei

If you’re looking for a place to host your next family reunion or friends’ gathering, Chinese people will inevitably…

Every Secret Has A Price Tag

Secrets are like currency, a way to exchange information, build trust and assert dominance. However, the person you tell…

The Stay-At-Home Sausage in Chinese Cuisine

In March, during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, some Italian residents reported to the authorities that their Chinese neighbors…

Dealing with Differences in a Mixed Marriage

“Which language do you use when you are having a fight?” This question is constantly asked to John and…