Dealing with the Chinese Education System – Going to school in China

I’ve now been studying my master’s in China for a few months already. This is not the first time I’m at a Chinese university so I feel like I have enough experience from different places and schools in China to share my experience with you guys.

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Ending one thing and starting a new

It’s over now. It’s over! It may sound more aggressive than it is but she left. My sister has gone home again. Her boyfriend misses her and she’s looking forward to seeing him again and start her steady life in Denmark once again. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling with her for almost a month and we’ve had such a great time. Of course, there have been moments where we needed time off from each other but all in all it has been a successful trip around North East China.

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Volunteering with left-behind children of Guizhou (from a Chinese perspective)

The left-behind children have been up in the media lately. People discuss why they are left and if they have any future at all. I’ve done a video (watch here) where I’m describing and discussing them and their situation. It’s a tragic one which is why I wanted to shed a little bit of positive light on this issue.

As mentioned in an earlier article (here), there are actually Chinese people who takes time off to volunteer. My friend,  Haoran from Wuhan Technology University helped me get into contact with one of those today and asked him a few questions about his volunteer experience in China. I hope you’ll enjoy the read and the following pictures from his trip.

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The silence of religious people in China

When Mao Zedong became the chairman of China in 1949, he decided to get rid of all religion. The only thing the Chinese people should believe in was the Great Chairman’s word. Before that many different religions were practiced around the big country but suddenly one day they weren’t allowed anymore.

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Do Chinese volunteer?

Does Chinese volunteer? Isn’t their goal only to earn lots of money for financial security? This is what we are going to discuss in today’s post. 

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Where should I study Mandarin in China?

When you want to study Mandarin in China, there are different factors to consider before moving over there to start your studies. I didn’t know much about this before I ended up in southern China studying the language where I think I learned a bit about the ups and downs on this topic. Here are a few things to consider before deciding where you want to study Mandarin in China.

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Can I be gay in China?

The first time, I was in China, I went to Chengdu to travel for a week. At that time, I’d realized that the Chinese guys were quite cute but when I arrived in the capital of Sichuan province, I soon discovered that this was not the place to find a boyfriend for me anyway because every time I started talking to a handsome boy, I fast learned I’d met another gay friend. One nice guy even told me that Chengdu was the place to go for a more relaxed atmosphere when being gay in China. Later on, back in Beijing, I was invited to the biggest gay club/ gay museum in town with my Chinese friend. I was surprised by how open Beijing’s citizens were towards homosexuality (well some of them anyway). Today’s topic is homosexuality in China.

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How to apply for university in China

I’m from a country where applying for university is the absolute easiest thing to do. It takes two minutes to log into the Danish university website, type in personal number and click on three degrees in Denmark, you wish to apply for. We only have three choices and a month before starting university, we will receive an email informing us where we are going to study. Before going abroad, I didn’t know about personal statements and recommendations. Now, I know and I learned it the hard way. I learned it when I screwed it up in China. Applying in China is not as easy as Denmark but not horribly problematic either. It can happen and with a little advice from here, I hope it’ll go smooth and easy for you.

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Why Valentinex3 suck when being single in China

First, before I get started on this semi-negative article, I just want to say sorry for being pessimistic on Valentine’s day (probably because I’m from a country where it’s not a big thing or because I don’t have a bf or even a cute flirt buying me a rose) but I still want to share my thoughts on Valentine’s with you guys.

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What to know about Chinese New Year

I remember clearly the first time I was in China, when I sat in my room on a cold January day trying to do my homework for Chinese class. I couldn’t concentrate because of the noise from outside. I knew Chinese New Year had just happened a few days earlier but I didn’t understand why people kept playing with firecrackers. It was hard to make my homework during those days.

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