The Legend of Pan Gu: A Chinese Origin Story

Every culture has its own origin stories, and the Chinese are no exception. According to Chinese folklore, the heavens and earth were created by a giant named Pan Gu. The legend of Pan Gu separating the heavens and earth, which was first recorded in a document dating back to the Three Kingdoms period (220 AD…

Popular Chinese Idioms that are Useful in Everyday Life

The modern Chinese language makes frequent use of idioms, both in writing as well as in everyday conversation. A vast majority of these idioms are in the form of four-character expressions. Many are distilled from some very old stories, and the idioms themselves are essentially summaries of these stories. In this blog post, I will…

Haidian District Hotels - Beijing Hotels in Haidian - 2016 Review

Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun 北京中关村皇冠假日酒店 Address: No. 106 Zhicun Road, Hai Dian, Beijing, China Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun is located in the center of Beijing Academy and Science and technology. The hotel is not only surrounded by many technological firms, research institution, and famous university. The location of the hotel is excellent, where the transportation…

Dong District Hotels - Beijing Accommodation in Dong Area

Han’s Royal Garden Boutique Hotel, Beijing 涵珍园国际酒店 Address: 20 Qinlao Hutong, Nan Da Jie, Jjiaodaokou, Dongcheng, Beijing, China Han’s Royal Garden Boutique Hotel, Beijing is the first member of the world famous Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel is built on the General’s House of the Qing Dynasty, combined with the culture of…