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China Expats and Culture Blog

Sara Lynn Hua

Sara Lynn Hua is a contributing writer and editor for TutorMing. She grew up in Beijing, before going to the University of Southern California (USC) to get her degree in Social Sciences and Psychology.
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5 Things You Thought Were Chinese But Aren't

Sara Lynn Hua | August 30, 2017
1. The Chinese Takeout Container

You know the one I’m talking about. The quintessential foldable box for rice, almost origami-like, with a little wire handle. It often has a pagoda drawing on the side and a stylized “Thank you” written in “Asian-font.”

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5 Chinese Ghosts That Are Absolutely Terrifying

Sara Lynn Hua | October 31, 2016

 Western monsters are fairly well known across the globe. You have zombies, werewolves, vampires, dragons etc. Even clowns are becoming quite the terror in the U.S.

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7 Non-Traditional Mooncakes That Are Out Of This World

Sara Lynn Hua | September 14, 2016

Mooncakes are as quintessential to Mid-Autumn Festival in China as turkeys are to Thanksgiving. The problem is that mooncakes are not quite as delicious as turkey.

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Chinese Food Explained: Mooncake

Sara Lynn Hua | September 07, 2016
What is Mooncake? 

Mooncakes (“月饼 (yuèbǐng)” in Chinese) are Chinese pastries or baked goods that are eaten during Mid-Autumn Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is a “harvest festival,” sort of similar to Thanksgiving, where people celebrate and worship the moon. Mooncake is as quintessential to Mid-Autumn Festival as turkeys are to Thanksgiving.

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6 Sports That China Wins At Every Olympics

Sara Lynn Hua | August 06, 2016

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are starting! With that in mind, let’s take a look at China and what sports they traditionally have success in during the Olympics.

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Are Chinese Kids Really Better At Math?

Sara Lynn Hua | August 05, 2016

 

The stereotype “Chinese people are good at math” is widespread and has persisted for years. A while ago, Chris Rock made a joke at the Oscars about the stereotype of Asians being particularly good at math. 

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