TECHNOLOGY

From Radical Codes to Predictive Text: The Evolution of Chinese Input Systems

Why do Chinese speakers use QWERTY keyboards on their computers?

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Reclaiming the Genius of China’s First Female Architect

As well as costing her an architecture degree, Lin Huiyin’s gender would lead many to focus on her looks and alleged love affairs over her groundbreaking work

SOCIETY

China’s Gen Alpha Kids: Gambling Cards, Chasing Happiness

Is the latest card craze an unhealthy addiction for children or a lifeline for small-town shop owners?

STREET TALK

Office Zootopia: How Chinese Netizens Relate to Animals

Increasingly frustrated by their career prospects, China’s workers are likening themselves to various animals to blow off steam

SOCIETY

Parental Overreach: The Controversial Rise of Parent Groups in Chinese Universities

Are parent groups essential for ensuring student safety, or do they hinder student growth?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Fast and Furious Dragon Boat Racers of Foshan

In Foshan, the Ming-dynasty tradition of dragon boat racing continues to draw daring local competitors and big crowds

IDIOMS

Idiomized: How to Complain About Your Boss in 4 Characters

Discover these ancient Chinese “chengyu” about bad bosses, inept leaders, and lazy managers

TRAVEL

Viral Hinterland: The Famous Chinese County That No One Visits

Journeying through the viral Shandong county netizens once dubbed the “center of the universe”

STREET TALK

Between the Light and the Dense

What do Chinese netizens mean when they refer to each other as “light,” “dense,” and “stealthy”?

MODERN HISTORY

Letters of Revolution: The Failed Movement to Eradicate Chinese Characters

The campaign to replace traditional characters with a phonetic system reflected Chinese society’s desire for change during the 20th century