How do tea producers distinguish between the many varieties of tea produced on Wuyi Mountain?
Yao Chien is a famous lyricist in the Chinese music industry. This interview talks about his other hidden identity as a collector.
What are some of the lesser-known varieties that come from mid-season shrub tea trees?
Why do we call Chinese New Year the Spring Festival?
How did the different varieties of teas in the Wuyi Mountain come to be?
How did the villagers drive away the Nian?
What is Wuyi Rock Tea and where does it come from?
How did an old lady manage to scare the Nian away?
Some more differences between Shanghai and Beijing.
Why is Spring Festival called Guo Nian (passing the year)?
Our host meets a half-Beijingese, half-Shanghainese, and learns the importance of using "nin" while in Beijing.
Why is the Spring Festival the favorite holiday for children?
It's time for more impressions of Beijing.
The artist talks about how in his day conversation was more lively and people weren't looking at their phones all the time.
Is there anything about Shanghai that's better than Beijing?
The artist talks about how art progresses and how that progression has to move slowly.
Not all Beijingers have been to Shanghai, but they've certainly heard of its main attractions.
The painter describes how he would travel all over his city in his teenage years to observe all the different oil painters he could see.
What complaints do Beijingers have about the Shanghainese?
The artist describes how he first began painting oil paintings. He copied the paintings on on poker chips confiscated during the cultural revolution.