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Mastering Chinese

How to Take Shortcuts to Elite Chinese Like I Did

A handful of discoveries, many learned the hard way, helped me leapfrog my Chinese language skills. Here are those tips, and the journey I took to get proficient at Chinese so you can do the same.

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Nommoc app

Combatting “Expat Illiteracy” With Apps

Read my interview with Aaron, developer of the nommoc app, designed to combat the phenomenon of expat illiteracy in China.

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China iPhone apps

5 Essential Apps for Living in China

I’ve tested hundreds of apps for iPhone and iPad and then distilled those down to five incredibly useful apps for life in China. These are the essentials.

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Chengdu Bars and the People You’ll Meet There

A description of the clientele at Chengdu’s various bars and clubs has been spreading across Chinese social networks like wildfire recently. This is it, translated. Who knew it’d be so accurate and entertaining?

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Learn to Write Characters on Your iPad With Word Tracer

Word Tracer, a character writing app exclusively for iPad, is one of the coolest apps for Chinese learners that I’ve founded. Read about it inside.

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