What we're about

This is a group for Mandarin speakers, Mandarin learners, and the Mando-curious. All levels are welcome.

I am a Mandarin tutor, translator, and author, and this group includes a China book club, a film society, trips to Chinese restaurants, karaoke and more.

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China Book Club: 'Broken Wings' by Jia Pingwa

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Despite her humble rural beginnings, Butterfly regards herself as a sophisticated young woman. So, when offered a lucrative job in the city, she jumps at the chance.

But instead of being given work, she is trafficked and sold to Bright Black, a desperate man from a poor mountain village.

Trapped in Bright's cave home with her new "husband", she plans her escape… not so easily done in this isolated and remote village where she is watched day and night.

Will her tenacity and free spirit survive, or will she be broken?

Cui Jian 崔健: An Appreciation

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The first of a new monthly event, we will be getting together to listen to and discuss the work of a much admired Chinese artist. In the first edition we will discuss Cui Jian 崔健, who is often described as the 'Godfather of Chinese rock'. His works include:

《一无所有》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxYT4vtRdRI

《从头再来》https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miQQsMU5oNI

《新长征路上的摇滚滚》 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM678l8mbCc

Past events (32)

Korean Barbecue 韩国烤肉

Red Restaurant 红餐厅

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