The China Starter Kit

School is starting and many Pengyous are kicking off a first semester abroad in China. Fresh out of her own first China experience, Project Pengyou summer intern Sohyeong Lee shares some tips and tricks to make your first China experience great!

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Decoding Chinese Characters

Early Chinese characters were much like pictographs, and it is still possible to find picture symbols in modern Chinese characters. While not all characters are in-your-face, taking a closer look for the pictures they contain not only helps you show off in class, but also memorize the character meanings! Project Pengyou intern Yixuan Lim breaks down Chinese characters into basic parts to show how they build meaning.