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  2. I kind of hope that roomful of censors is watching this discussion
  3. mungouk

    Stop Drifting Today

    桂林山水甲天下 What a unique and beautiful landscape that is...
  4. Shelley

    Pronouncing the name Hsieh

    Oh ok thanks for the info, must have got it wrong. I really thought it had the tone info in the spelling and the numbers were a modern addition. Sorry folks ignore me I got it wrong. Gwoyeu Romatzyh sounds good, maybe this is what I was confusing it with, seeing as this is the first I have heard of it, maybe I have read about it and confused the names.
  5. 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.
  6. 889

    Pronouncing the name Hsieh

    Unless you consider superscript numbers part of the spelling, Wade-Giles romanizes 马 and 妈 etc the same.
  7. Shelley

    Pronouncing the name Hsieh

    @889 Sorry, are you saying not built in in Wade-Giles? Have I made a mistake?
  8. 889

    Pronouncing the name Hsieh

    Tones are built into the spelling in Gwoyeu Romatzyh.
  9. And the scholarship gets taken away from someone who deserves it more, but can't pay?
  10. @edelweis After living 4 years in China, no it doesn't feel odd to me me at all 😂 This kind of "arrangement" is be a path to a degree and a successful life for some people. Again, I'm just the messenger.
  11. @karakorum and it didn't seem a little odd and potentially illegal to you that your "friend" would give out 5-year scholarships for a fee?
  12. I have been lucky enough to be awarded a CSC scholarship in the past, butI know it's not the case for everyone who applies for it. My friend asked if I knew people who would be interested so I decided to post that here. I don't take the fee, I'm just relaying the message
  13. I'm confused, why are you posting this? Do you take a fee for referrals?
  14. 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
  15. david387

    What are you reading?

    Yes, I have seen it before. Nice work. Is there anywhere online where you or someone else has created a list of books and their statistics?
  16. Shelley

    Pronouncing the name Hsieh

    I have always thought that actually the Wade-Giles system was a better approximation to the sounds of Chinese. I have a printed out table of Pinyin to Wade-Giles and if I am finding pronunciation is tricky I will look it up and double check with WG. The tones are dealt with easily too and are built into the spelling with hyphens separating syllables in words, further clarifying things. An apostrophe also helps with pronunciation. If it wasn't for the fact Pinyin is everywhere I would prefer Wade-Giles. More information here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade–Giles
  17. edelweis

    Dayi input codes

    Never mind. I think you need to ask the developers.
  18. imron

    What are you reading?

    I made a program that produces such information.
  19. My understanding is that you as a foreigner always have to register your temporary lodging.
  20. Hey Southwind... Which country are you from? And which university did you apply?
  21. ChristianPFC

    Dayi input codes

    Dayi supports simplified. When I type (./b.) I get 为 , when I type (./by) I get 為. Or (iaa) 來 and (e8) 来. I don't even have to switch, my computer automatically recognizes if it's traditional or simplified. I some cases (I don't remember which) one code corresponds to the same character in traditional and simplified, and both come up in a drop-down menu. Thanks for the links. That's what I'm looking for, but the characters in the OP are missing.
  22. abcdefg

    Apply for Z visa if I have chronical hepatitis B

    This question is frequently asked and answered. Please first try using the search box in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  23. Wurstmann

    Chinese TV programmes exceptionally dramatic?

    Maybe watch some better shows ;) Chinese movies feel a lot like European movies to me, just a lot more bleak. They are quite calm, which is a stark contrast to most TV shows with their constant dialogue.
  24. my 2 cents: You could rewrite 他写汉字比我快一点儿 sentence as 他写汉字写得比我快一点儿 in order to explicitly combine an object with 得+complement indicating manner. Or, you could rewrite it as 他汉字写得比我快一点儿 but in this instance the subject of 写 is no longer 他, the subject is 汉字 (passive voice is implied), and 他 is the topic/theme of the sentence while 汉字写得比我快一点儿 is what is being said about the topic. Similarly in "我汉语说得比他好多了", 我 is the topic, and 汉语 is the subject of the comment (what is being said about 我). You could rewrite this as 我说汉语说得比他好多了 or 我说汉语比他好多了 in order to have 我 as the subject. Why one form or another is used in a particular case, I don't know, it might be a matter of sounding native or not...
  25. DavyJonesLocker

    banking issues

    well as I understand it , your technically supposed to register for every place you stay in if away from your primary residence . Open to correction on this. I never do it though if staying in someone's house.
  26. mungouk

    banking issues

    Yes, I was thinking the same. And since we're already here with an RP we wouldn't need to register again on holiday in China, would we? (Sure, hotels do it by default if you're a foreigner, but if you have an RP it wouldn't strictly be necessary... or am I missing something?)
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