We’ve reached the incredible milestone of 2,500 lessons in the TCB Library. Since January 2015 our writing and editing team have worked tirelessly to keep your Chinese-learning fires stoked. But, more importantly, we couldn’t have done it without all of you! As a big thank you for helping us to reach this milestone, we are […]

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In China, for many years, travelling abroad was not a feasible option for ordinary Chinese people; it was a luxury that was reserved for only a select few who a) could afford it and b) had permission from the Chinese government. However, nowadays, Chinese holidaymakers form a significant percentage of international tourists; the European and […]

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We are delighted to publish the winning entries of our innaugural TCB Schools Mandarin Writing Competition after the announcment of the winners recently. Well done to all of the winners, the standard of the susbmissions was extremely impressive and received high praise from our writing and editing team! First Place: Lauren Dolan. 一个独特的问题:亿元医疗。 中国,有很多人为了保持健康,经常寻找新的方式来治疗疾病。 中国的卫生保健部门巨大。2013年中国的医疗保健开支预算大约是五千一百一十三亿;医疗卫生支出预计在2014年-2018年平均每年增长11.8%,到2018年达到八千九百二十亿美元。 […]

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Learning a foreign language is arguably one of the most rewarding things a person can undertake; be it English, Spanish, Chinese or any of the hundreds of languages spoken across the world. Being able to interact with a variety of cultures and communicate with citizens of countries different from your own, is something that should […]

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Who knew a small plastic disc, which is often mistaken for just a dog toy, could be the catalyst to a life of cultural integration, intense competitions and being part of the most accessible community of international players across the globe. Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive 7-a-side team sport that emerged out of America in […]

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the innagural TCB Schools Mandarin Writing Competiton 2016/17. We received some brilliant entries and the feedback from our editors was that the submissions were of an extremely high standard and we were overjoyed to receive so many. It was by no means an easy process selecting the […]

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What’s left of photographic archives depicting important events in Chinese history? Many voices would agree: not much. China experienced a dramatic loss of artefacts because of over a hundred years of political and social turmoil. The successive wars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – cumulated with the decade of the Great Proletarian […]

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Over the next couple of days we will be undergoing some maintenance so there may be short periods of limited functionality across platforms. We apologise for the inconvenience and we will do our utmost to keep disruption to a minimum. Thank you for your continued support!

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Chang Chungliang 張仲良 is a Taiwanese artist who graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts. He completed his advanced studies in France at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR) and later at the Sorbonne I in Paris. Over the last decade, he has participated in several shows including the […]

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At 18-years-old, Louis-Philippe Messelier (1901-1986?) left his hometown in France to travel to China where he worked in the woollen industry during the 1930s. Based in the French concession of Shanghai, he juggled his business career with taking photographs as a journalist for the French Journal of Shanghai. Louis-Philippe Messelier wandered everywhere: down the streets […]

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