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    • Aikesi
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      Dear All,   I am looking at this supposedly well founded cookbook of Chinese Cuisine : "China : The Cookbook". Which Phaidon (ed.) describes as "the definitive cookbook bible of the world's most popular and oldest cuisine". Written by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan.                      I love Phaidon's cookbooks. They are really beautiful and inspiring. They have a series in which they want to make a "cooking bible" for a given country. These specific books, of which you may know "The Silver Spoon", for Italian Cuisine, are usually subject to a lot of research before being written by renowned chefs.                As China is such a vast territory, and have such diversity in it's cuisine, I really am curious about the ability of this very book to represent Chinese cuisine properly.  Has anyone here come across this book ? If so what do you think of it ? If not, what do you think about the concept of such an "authoritative" book for chinese cuisine? I mean, can we even talk about "chinese cuisine" as a all? shouldn't we exclusively refer to regional cuisine?   Salut et merci!   LINK TO THE EDITOR's PAGE : https://ca.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/china-the-cookbook-9780714872247/
    • Larry Language Lover
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      Have any of you learned traditional characters along side of simplified characters or learned both traditional and simplified together from the very beginning? I am curious about traditional because I have two conversation partners from Taiwan and have found them to be so open and friendly.
    • nealshanghai
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      Must be living near Pujiang Town -浦江镇 ; should be able to work 3-4 hours, 5 days a week (could be on Weekends). If you are interested please PM me.
    • mungouk
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      OK I know this has come up before, but in terms of the GFW and tech stuff generally, things change pretty quickly.   I've been wondering for a while if it's worth setting up my own private VPN server in my mum's house back in the UK.  The cat-and-mouse thing with my normal provider has become a pain in the neck recently (especially when all you want to do is benign stuff like read wikipedia and watch youtube).   I presume there are fairly simple ways of doing this with something like a Raspberry Pi?  Maybe even some off-the-shelf boot images?   Does anyone have recommendations?  I will be home over the Christmas holiday so this would be a good opportunity to get something set up.    
    • Expugnator
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      Hi, first post here.   I'm currently at a B1ish level and I keep finding for the combo translated novel + audiobook so I can do listening/reading. I've found some ebooks available as preview from Baidu, but I can't figure out how to buy them. It's not possible to buy directly by using a credit card? So how does it go? Do I have to install an app and then buy credits? Or is it totally impossible to buy from another country?   I won't post the link here because I'm a new member but I can give the specific title later.     Best regards,     Expugnator
    • taijidan
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      Hi All, I just saw that Google pinyin input was discontinued back in march.    This is from Wikipedia: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Pinyin)   Quote  As of March 2019, Google Pinyin has been discontinued and the download page tools.google.com/pinyin/ has been deleted. However, Google Pinyin IME can still be obtained from https://dl.google.com/pinyin/v2/GooglePinyinInstaller.exe (as of September 29, 2019).   Really surprised as I thought it was very popular.   Any ideas on why it got discontinued?    Any suggestions on the best alternatives?
    • 虹麋鹿
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      Heya! Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, but I'm writing an essay in Mandarin (my Extended Essay for the IB Diploma Program) about the simplification of Chinese characters and reforms of the writing system, first and second simplification schemes and may touch on the Qin one with reunification and stuff. If anyone happens to know good places to look for scholarly resources like books or essays even tangentially related to the topic, I'd really appreciate it since I'm an American high school student and don't really have access to Chinese databases.   Apologies again if this is the wrong place, and thanks for any responses,     虹麋鹿
    • Linchen2209
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      Hey everyone, I just took my hsk4 exam and am afraid that I failed. I know I have to wait 'till the results are out, but just for my plans so that I can already take a look where to take it again, how does a fail HSK certificate look like? Do I even get one? or how do I know that I faied? Do I get a message and what will it say? Any experiences with that?  
    • Dean clements
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      firstly a big hello  I’m dean and this is my first post here ,  recently a friend sent me this WW2 helmet, the marine served in WW2 and freed some Chinese from the Japanese in WW2.  his helmet carries some Chinese writing I believe, any help translating this would be most helpful.  I hope it’s his name in Chinese    thanks in advance    yours Dean 
    • Ronald Adjei
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      Hello, I am moving to China in 2020 and I was wondering; What are the most favorable cities in China for people who run online businesses? Thank you.  
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