MandarinPod is a conversational Chinese language learning podcast. We create current and engaging content for advanced Chinese language learners. Our subscribers can expect to improve their listening skills, learn about Chinese culture, and be introduced to Chinese guests from different fields. Let’s learn together!
This podcast is presented by Sishu Mandarin. Sishu Mandarin is a Chinese language school located in New York City. We provide both in-person and online Chinese classes for individuals, groups, and corporate clients.
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Being Gay in China
In this episode, we talk about what it's like being LGBTQ in China. We are joined by Peng Hao, who shares his experience being a gay foreigner in China. We cover LGBTQ culture in China, LGBTQ media, language, literature, movies, and gay celebrities. We hear about his experience disclosing his sexuality and his views on the future of the gay community in China.
Discrimination and Challenges: From the Early Chinese Immigrant Experience to the Current Chinese American Experience
On this episode, we have special guest, Eveline Chao. Eveline will share stories from the past and the present about Chinese immigrants in America. We will also talk about the challenges and discrimination early Chinese immigrants faced and what the social landscape looks like for today’s Asian American community. Eveline Chao is a freelance journalist who often writes about China and Chinatowns across America. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, BBC, Foreign Policy, and many other major media outlets.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
Book & Movie Recommendations：
The Chinese in America: A Narrative History by Iris Chang
Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia
Loanwords: Foreign Words Adopted into Chinese
A loanword is a word adopted from a foreign language. On this episode of MandarinPod, Kathya will not only be discussing why some loanwords aren't directly translated according to pronunciation into Chinese, but also the four main methods used in translating foreign words.
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is here! 新年快樂! On this episode, we talk about the traditions and customs surrounding Chinese New Year. We also discuss how ancient traditions have changed in recent years. Let's get started!
The Year of the Ox: Significance and Symbolism in This Year's Chinese Zodiac
The Lunar New Year (中国新年) or the Spring Festival (春节) is coming up. 2021 is the year of the Ox, starting on February 12th. The Ox is both the second animal in the Chinese zodiac and a highly regarded animal in Chinese culture. It’s often associated with positive virtues, such as being hardworking, honest, and reliable. In this episode, you will hear some Chinese legends and customs of the Ox passed down for generations. We will also share words, phrases, and Chinese idioms that have ox (牛) in them, and many of these words have some interesting stories behind them. Now, let’s find out why the ox has played such an important role in Chinese culture.
Chinese: 中国的农历新年（春节）即将到来。 2021年是牛年，农历新年会在2月12日开始。牛既是在十二生肖中的排行第二的动物，又是中国文化中备受推崇的动物。牛的性格常常与良好的美德相关联，例如勤奋，诚实和可靠。在这一集中，您会听到一些关于牛的中国传说和习俗从。我们还将分享一些带有牛字的单词，词组和汉语成语，其中许多单词背后都有一些有趣的故事。如果你对为什么牛在中国文化中发挥如此重要的作用感兴趣，一定不要错过这期播客内容！
Fitting In: An American in China
On this episode, we will be talking with special guest Kathya Avila. Kathya is from New York and is currently studying at Peking University in Beijing. Kathya talks about her experience with social and cultural assimilation as an American international student in China. She also shares some practical tips, such as how to open a bank account and how to rent an apartment in China.
This is such a great podcast
High quality. It’s perfect for my level of chinese which I imagine is about the same with most asian Americans. I suggest that you use AI to create a transcript and upload that somewhere so we can learn the key terms used during your conversation.
This is a super fun way to keep up my Chinese skills! I hope there will be more episodes in the future - I really enjoyed the episode about the Chinese lgbt community!
Not only a great way to learn and practice Chinese, but also an awesome way to take a peek into the various social issues and hot topics in China