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Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 1

Canadian Mark Henry Rowswell is perhaps the most famous foreigner in China. He talks to talk show host, Chen Luyu, about his life and remarkable career in China as xiangsheng (a traditional form of "crosstalk" comedy) performer and cultural ambassador, Dashan.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
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Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 2

Dashan talks about when he first came to China and reveals that even he once struggled to master the language.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 3

How did Dashan get his big break? See that first CCTV skit that made him famous.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
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Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 4

Dashan talks about the moment he realized he was a household name in China, while old friends and xiangsheng legends Jiang Kun and Ding Guangqun reveal what makes the Canadian such a special talent.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 5

One of Dashan's xiangsheng teachers shares his feelings about his foreign "grandson."

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
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Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 6

He was at Beida and performed a skit on CCTV. Did a lot of girls like him back then? Pry into Dashan's personal life and... is Zhang Kai Li really his wife?

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 7

How does Dashan feel about China?
How is his life with his family?

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
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Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 8

What is Dashan's family like? How do he and his wife get along with each other? Watch this to understand more about Dashan and his family.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Dashan Interview with Dashan Part 9

How does Dashan feel about being the communication ambassador between the Chinese and the West? Let us appreciate and know more about Dashan's twenty years of effort.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 1

Learn about the Chinese naming system and some of the issues concerning names that are being encountered today.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 2

Learn about the Chinese naming system: there's a method to the madness!

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
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Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 3

The Chinese naming system is very complex. It follows precise rules, stating the differences between a person's last name, given name and courtesy name. In particular, the difference between the last two is strictly connected with the rituals that used to bring a child from childhood into adulthood in ancient China.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 4

Chinese last names worked in a different way in the past than they do now. Chinese children used to get their mother's last name. That is because Chinese ancient society was matriarchal and divided into clans.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 5

Through a detailed report of the Zhou Dynasty's history, we discover how the Chinese last name system worked and what has changed over the years and become today's practice.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 6

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 7

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 8

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment explores a few common family names- their origins, whether they were last or clan names, etc.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 9

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment looks into the selection of Chinese names. How can one find a good name with strong virtue?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 10

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment continues to explore Chinese names with specific attention on Jia Bao Yu, a character in the Hong Lou Meng movie.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 11

Master Tang Han explains the importance of character meaning as well as character tone when giving names and how to revise a problematic name.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 12

Master Tang explains the significance of the name. How does the name of a business determine its destiny?

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 13

Master Tang further explains how the name of an enterprise embodies its guiding principles and how our names must not be taken lightly.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters The Origin of the Firecracker

This video tells the legend behind the Chinese firecracker.

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 1

In this episode, the origins of the Chinese characters for "illness" are explained.

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