Chinese Daily Life
Beginner - Intermediate
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Morning in the Park

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3:21
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China, Shanghainese

Morning in the Park Part 1

Tai chi, feng shui and all kinds of exercise- explore early morning activities in parks around China.

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1:25
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Morning in the Park Part 2

Exercising is a very important part of life at any age.

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1:17
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Morning in the Park Part 3

Exercising is about cultivating one's body as well as mind.

Chinese-Style Love

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2:41
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chinese-Style Love Part 1

Didn't love used to be simpler? This video certainly thinks so. With rising incomes and living standards comes rising expectations when it comes to finding "The One." This video looks at the importance of money in the marriage fortunes of Chinese men.

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2:51
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chinese-Style Love Part 2

More on contemporary Chinese attitudes toward love and marriage, including how those views changed in response to a controversial 2011 marriage law and the Japanese earthquake. There's now a new realization that home ownership is not the most important prerequisite for tying the knot.

The Culture of Gift-Giving in China

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3:20
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

The Culture of Gift-Giving in China

This entertaining and informative video on the Chinese obsession with gift-giving reveals a lot about contemporary Chinese social and political issues (covering everything from social competition to corrupt officials) and also delves into the ancient origins of this long-running practice.

A Social Experiment

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1:39
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

A Social Experiment Part 1

A young girl sees a cleaning worker in trouble. What does she do?

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2:19
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

A Social Experiment Part 2

Not one, but two unexpected events occur.

Can Your Dog Save Your Life?

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1:56
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Can Your Dog Save Your Life? Part 1

Would dogs help their owners in times of need?

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2:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Can Your Dog Save Your Life? Part 2

Larger dogs are put to the test: Will they help their owners in desperate situations?

Does UV Light Attract Mosquitoes?

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1:05
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Does UV Light Attract Mosquitoes? Part 1

Do mosquitoes prefer UV light or human flesh?

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1:32
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Does UV Light Attract Mosquitoes? Part 2

To test the effectiveness of anti-mosquito lamps on mosquitoes, we'll first need some mosquitoes.

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1:24
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Does UV Light Attract Mosquitoes? Part 3

Just how effective are anti-mosquito lamps in a room full of mosquitos?

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2:07
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Does UV Light Attract Mosquitoes? Part 4

How do anti-mosquito lamps fare with human flesh in the room?

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust?

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1:06
difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust? Part 1

In this experiment, PM2.5 and carbon monoxide levels in a room are tested before and after the lighting of a cigarette.

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1:07
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust? Part 2

How serious is the pollution caused from smoking two cigarettes in a row?

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1:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust? Part 3

Cigarette smoke and car exhaust go head to head in carbon monoxide and air pollution level comparisons.

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0:59
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust? Part 4

A car is pulled into a closed garage. What will be the effects of air pollution?

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1:05
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Cigarette Smoke More Harmful than Car Exhaust? Part 5

What are the PM2.5 and carbon monoxide levels for a cigarette smoked inside a car?

Is Flour Explosive?

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1:13
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Flour Explosive? Part 1

Is flour combustible?

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1:10
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Flour Explosive? Part 2

An experiment to prove or disprove the combustibility of flour is upgraded to include more contact between flour and air.

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1:27
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Flour Explosive? Part 3

An upgraded version of the experiment to prove or disprove the combustibility of flour quickly turns into a dangerous situation.

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0:52
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Is Flour Explosive? Part 4

The effects of powder explosions can be devastating.

A Joke Is Truth Wrapped in a Smile

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2:11
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

A Joke Is Truth Wrapped in a Smile

Is there really such thing as a joke?

Life of a Chinese Housewife

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1:12
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Life of a Chinese Housewife Part 1

Wowola has been a stay-at-home mom for over four years.

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1:27
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Life of a Chinese Housewife Part 2

In addition to being a stay-at-home mom, she's also a cartoonist.

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1:04
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Life of a Chinese Housewife Part 3

Wowola renovates her home in order to create more space for everyone in the family.

Why Do Women Love to Go Window Shopping?

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0:54
difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Why Do Women Love to Go Window Shopping? Part 1

There are so many reasons to go window shopping.

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0:46
difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Why Do Women Love to Go Window Shopping? Part 2

And yet more reasons for a woman to go window shopping...

Back-to-School Tips

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1:38
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Back-to-School Tips Part 1

Attention new students! Remember to greet your senior classmates when making requests. You'll be surprised.

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1:47
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Back-to-School Tips Part 2

Students, no matter how hard you feel school life is now, you're going to remember it as the best time of your lives!

Zhuli Kosa

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1:53
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Zhuli Kosa Part 1

Zhuli Kosa is a hotel in the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. The interior design concept aims to ‘relive the olden days of the Song Dynasty’, when Japanese aesthetics were de rigeur.

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1:52
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Zhuli Kosa Part 2

The owner of Zhuli Kosa details the painstaking efforts made in creating the ideal place to stay for Zhujiajiao visitors.

Skateboarding

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1:38
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 1

Meet Xie Wenkai, a skateboarder from Shanghai.

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1:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 2

Xie Wenkai recalls how he met his friends, Wang Yiqing and Hu Tianyou, who also shared his love for skateboarding.

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1:52
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 3

Meet Hu Tianyou and Wang Yiqing, skateboarders from Shanghai.

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1:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 4

Meet Wang Di, a skateboarder from Jinan, Shandong.

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1:36
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 5

Find out how skateboarding has changed every facet of Xie Wenkai's life.

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2:25
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Skateboarding Part 6

Skateboarder Xie Wenkai expresses his hopes for the future of skateboarding in Shanghai.

The Puzzles of the Buildings on the Bund

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1:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Puzzles of the Buildings on the Bund Part 1

The story of the entire modern city of Shanghai began with the Bund.

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1:37
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Puzzles of the Buildings on the Bund Part 2

The Astor House Hotel was the setting for the story of American journalist Helen Foster Snow.

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1:45
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Puzzles of the Buildings on the Bund Part 3

Each one of us who comes to the Bund is adding his or her own piece to a beautiful puzzle.

Icy Tan in Wonderland

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1:36
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Icy Tan in Wonderland Part 1

Meet Icy Tan, a freelance artist. The theme of her work: life.

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1:36
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Icy Tan in Wonderland Part 2

Artist Icy Tan draws her inspiration from the stories of her friends.

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0:59
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Icy Tan in Wonderland Part 3

Find out why artist Icy Tan doesn't believe in simply living in her own world.

Speed Youth

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1:21
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Speed Youth Part 1

Hunan University's Formula SAE racing team is the first such university team in the country. It is a long process to build the race car for the competition and, the team's leader will tell you how it's done.

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1:12
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Speed Youth Part 2

It takes a lot of effort to build a car, and although the team faces many hardships, they will overcome them in the end.

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1:23
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Speed Youth Part 3

Having spent an entire year working on it, the team members treat the car as their baby.

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1:15
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Speed Youth Part 4

A great deal of preparation goes into every car and although it might seem simply "cool" to the observer, it actually takes a ton of time and effort.

Little Fashion Icon

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0:45
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Little Fashion Icon Part 1

Cutie pie Wang You Han went viral after his parents posted photos of him on Weibo. Let's take a look at this new fashion icon.

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1:10
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Little Fashion Icon Part 2

You You's parents never thought that their son would become so popular. Their only intention was to capture his memorable moments on camera.

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0:54
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Little Fashion Icon Part 3

With no prior experience, You You's parents follow their instincts and receive a great public response.

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0:54
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Little Fashion Icon Part 4

Like most parents, You You's parents just want to capture the memorable moments of their son's childhood with their camera.

Timely Love

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1:21
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Timely Love Part 1

Although many people aren't aware of it, China's deaf-mute community is actually quite large. To attend to their needs, a special workshop was established.

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1:27
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Timely Love Part 2

The workshop enables these members of the deaf-mute community to earn money through their work as well as expressing themselves through their crafts.

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1:08
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Timely Love Part 3

No longer outcasts, through the studio, they are able to adapt to the real world and become a part of society.

Five Golden Flowers

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1:02
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Five Golden Flowers Part 1

Imagine getting a haircut at a local Chinese hair salon in Hangzhou.

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1:06
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Five Golden Flowers Part 2

As each of the barbers has his or her own specialty, together they make a great team.

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1:02
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Five Golden Flowers Part 3

Since the shop has been around for over fifteen years, there are many returning customers.

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1:38
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Five Golden Flowers Part 4

Although it may have started as a way to earn money, the barber shop has become a part of their lives.

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