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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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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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Are Chinese People Really Bad At Driving?

Sara Lynn Hua | July 19, 2016

It’s an age-old stereotype that Chinese people (or Asians in general) are bad at driving. It’s been the butt of comedian jokes, and even cartoon sitcom Family Guy did an episode feature on it – and it’s certainly not the first time Asians were made into a joke for their ethnicity.

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Difference Between A Chinese Dragon and A Western Dragon

Sara Lynn Hua | June 28, 2016

Dragons are probably the single most important mythical creatures in Chinese culture. They appear in multiple national celebrations, Chinese idioms (known as Chengyu), as well as being part of the Chinese zodiac. They adorn multiple buildings and doors as carvings, are weaved into fabrics for traditional Chinese clothes, and are painted in murals and used in dances to this day. Unlike their Western or European counterparts, Chinese dragons are loved and worshiped. Chinese people consider themselves to be descended from the dragon.

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