10 minute introduction to China

China 101

Unless you’ve sweated for hours in a summer Beijing traffic jam, attended a raucous Chinese banquet dinner or wandered the Forbidden City, China may seem more like an idea than a place. A better understanding China is an excellent first step towards stronger interactions with your Chinese applicants and families.

How can I learn more about China without visiting?

If you have ten minutes, watching this video is a great start.  The video will walk you through China’s history, culture, economics along with many other interesting China tidbits.  There are a few slip ups as pointed out by the Shanghaist (i.e. China’s “five million year history”), but otherwise is an excellent way to develop a greater understanding of China.

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Chris Boehner

Chris Boehner is the Executive Director of Vericant and has lived in Beijing since 2006. When Chris is not interviewing students or speaking mandarin, you can find him playing mandolin.

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  1. Chris: Thanks for linking us to your blogs. I found the 10 minute introduction to China informative, fascinating and enticing. Thanks. Alan

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