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THE CHINESE NETWORK BLOG

Ministry tips, cultural musings, and miscellaneous aids for ministering to Chinese international students

Singleness and Relationships

Editor’s Note: What are some differences between Chinese dating and American dating? What it is like to be single or date? A former student told us stories from a third-person perspective to show us the struggles of Chinese students in this area....

What Does Family Mean?

Editor’s note: As you get to know Chinese students, you may have found that family plays a much bigger part in the Chinese students’ lives than you think. Parental expectations sometimes seem to dominate students’ thinking. But why? It might be hard to...

Chinese Food is More Than Food

Editor’s note: As your Chinese friends come back from their holiday at home, you might hear that a lot what they did there was eating all the delicious food with family and friends. You might wonder why or think “Okay, that’s interesting!” This article explores what...

It Looks A Lot Like Christmas

Editor’s Note: Christmas is almost here! But what might be a Chinese international student’s experience with Christmas? While in China, my first memory of Christmas was writing cards to all my classmates in primary school. At that time I did not know the true...

Why Do They Want to Get Married?

Editor’s Note: Have you noticed that your Chinese friends often talk about dating and marriage? Have they told you that their parents wanted them to find someone soon? If so, why? This post explains to you the reasons behind this cultural phenomenon and how you might...

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