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    • mungouk
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      For those interested in Chinese History MOOCs, Ed Slingerland's MOOC on "Early Chinese Thought" will be starting again on 10 September, on the EdX platform.   It's free unless you want to pay USD 49 for a certificate.   https://www.edx.org/course/chinese-thought-ancient-wisdom-meets-modern-science-part-1-2   Blurb follows:   This course is designed to give students a thorough introduction to early (pre-221 BCE) Chinese thought, its contemporary implications, and the role of religion in human well-being. Important themes to be discussed include the ideal of wu-wei or “effortless action,” the paradox of how one can consciously try not to try, mindfulness techniques and self-cultivation, models of the self and society, rationality versus emotions, trust and human cooperation, and the structure and impact of different spiritual and political ideals.   This period of Chinese history witnessed the formation of all of the major indigenous schools of Chinese thought (Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism and Legalism), which in turn had an impact on the development of East Asian cultural history that is still felt today. We will also explore parallels with Western philosophical and religious traditions, the relevance of early Chinese thought for contemporary debates in ethics, moral education, and political philosophy, and the manner in which early Chinese models of the self-anticipate recent developments in the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.   This course provides a full university semester’s worth of material broken into two parts. Each part of the course will last 5 weeks, with a week-long break in between. For each part, there will be four weeks worth of new material. The fifth week will be reserved for review and completion of the final exam.   Part 1 introduces the basic philosophical, religious and scientific concepts that will be drawn upon throughout the course, and then goes on to cover early Shang and Zhou religious thought, the Analects of Confucius, the Daodejing (a Daoist text attributed to Laozi), the utilitarian thinker Mozi, the newly discovered and very exciting Guodian texts, and the momentous philosophical changes that occurred in the mid Warring States period.
    • karakorum
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      Hello, I hope this is not against the forum rules, if it is then I apologize. I know someone in China who is able to provide 5 years scholarships in china in exchange in exchange for a fee. (1 year of chinese study + 4 years degree in a chinese university) He has been doing this for several years and has already provided several hundreds of scholarships. If you want more information you can contact me ... no you can't Have a good day
    • SaeKasa
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      While preparing for my exam tomorrow I encountered these two sentences:   他写汉字比我快一点儿。   and   我汉语说得比他好多了。   How come 写 comes before 汉字 but 说 is placed after 汉语?
    • Max987
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      Hello everyone!   If I have positive HBsAg  test for hepatitis B, but normal test for my liver,  will I get a Z type or will they deny me because I have it? I have never ill hepatitis B, but I infected it since my birth. Or just forget about work in China because of positive test of hepatitis B?
    • suMMit
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      I'm looking for the mp3s for Chinese Made Easier book2 (Martin Symonds), does anyone have any leads? Ive scoured the internet but cant find anything. I'd be willing to buy the book on amazon if it came with a cd or mp3, but the description doesn't mention it. I like the book and I'm doing the book with a tutor, so it isn't absolutely necessary I guess, but it'd be nice.
    • NinjaTurtle
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      How to pronounce the name Hsieh? (There is a professional tennis player by the name of Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan, playing at a tennis tournament in America.)
    • feihong
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      Indie darling Wang Shengnan takes us into the fantastical inner world of a self-described strange child. The narrator hints that she may be an alien or android, stating that there’s an antenna hidden in her hair and that radar is her best friend. The daydream segment introduces us to other characters such as a boisterous elephant, a jilted prince, and a quizzical monkey.   This is part of the Grand Chinese Lyrics Project.   Chinese title: 我是一个怪小孩 Artist: 王胜男 Listen: https://www.xiami.com/song/1770771821 Type of lyrics: Monologue Genre: Indie pop Difficulty: Medium. Grammar is pretty simple. There are few slightly less common words: 兜, 哎哟, 嘟.   Lyrics   我是一个怪小孩 兜兜转转还在幼儿园 我是一个怪小孩 最大本领就是发呆 哎哟哎哟 话也不想说 哎哟哎哟 不想去上班   我是一个怪小孩 天线藏在我头发里面 我是一个怪小孩 雷达是我最好的伙伴 哎哟哎哟 麻烦事真多 嘟嘟嘟嘟 哎哟哎哟 转身去旅行   大象从猴子洞里爬了出来 对着天空放声大喊 失恋的王子也走了出来 变回青蛙 谈一谈 大象用大象鼻子荡着秋千 不管世界会怎么看它 猴子的问题不需要回答 Big heart we have a big heart 嘟嘟嘟嘟 嘟嘟嘟嘟
    • Georgei
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      I have been trying to decipher this oracle bone. This particular bone has been written about online a little. They all say the pictogram scripts revolve around a supernova event 1300 BC. I only have a couple of books that have been using. One called Mao King Ting. It is about the pictograms on a bronze vessel. The second book, much more helpful is called, The origins of Chinese Characters. A third book on the way is called, These Bones Shall Rise Again, but will not be here until Aug 27. So far I can see nothing on this oracle bone specifically about a supernova. It seems people are using the group of three circles pictogram as meaning supernova. I don't think that is correct.. Any way, the pic below shows what I have come up with so far. The pictograms outlined in green are the ones I could sure use some help with. Maybe they will be in the book that is in the mail. The only lines that are making some sense are the last two rows.. One does talk about "great constellation or stars above men standing on land, mountain" . At least that is what I am getting. The last row seems in part to be , "the seventh day, fourth lunar month/moon". I do not know the second pictogram from the top, or the last one that I can only guess is either a season, or the king of the period this bone was inscribed. In a nutshell, any help in completing the entire event/story line would be greatly appreciated. I think the first two rows are not making much sense and may not help in the end, but the last two rows would give me the most relevant storyline . Going to have this oracle bone painted, and would like to have a calligrapher add some seal script to the painting describing the story line as best as possible.    
    • 李爱
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      Hello everyone!    他们说这里的咖啡好喝到要死人了   What does this mean? Specially 到要死人了 this part?  Does it mean that it's good that u would die after drinking it? Or what Thanks in advance! 
    • Neufunk
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      Hey,   I'm looking forward to applying for a scholarship this new season (2020). It might be a bit early, but I am trying to get my papers ready as soon as possible. I've decided on 4 universities for my undergraduate degree: Tsinghua, Peking, Fudan or Shanghai Jiao Tong.    I want to get a pre-admission letter in order to increase my chances of getting awarded the scholarship (or at least this is what I hope the letter will do). However, I did not exactly find a way to get such a letter. Do you need to simply apply, pay the application fees, get admitted and then apply for a scholarship? I find this quite weird, as this leaves a very narrow window between the university admission results and the scholarship deadline.    Could you please tell me how to get a pre-admission letter or at least how you got one?   Thanks.
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