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E-Zine for Foreigners in China, Issue #001
July 02, 2008
Hello,

www.foreigners-in-china.com provides very insightful and condensed information about China and Chinese culture.

This E-Zine will help you not miss any new information added to the web site. This is also a very good way of learning about Chinese culture step by step. And it is free!

Contents in this issue:

1. New page about Chinese character history;

2. Updated page about Chinese language;

3. Newly opened Chinese Culture Shop;

4. Amazing China natural scenery photos from external site;

5. Recommend a site about Yang Shuo from where you can find the above scenery.

If you wish to get some more information from this site or have any comment or advice, please do not hesitate in letting me know by replying to this email.

Enjoy your reading!

Ming Zhao

www.foreigners-in-china.com

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1. New page about Chinese character history

Many people find Chinese characters complicated instead of interesting because they do not know the history of Chinese characters. Ancient Chinese characters were actually illustrations of real object shapes! Don't believe it? See how Chinese people wrote "fish" in ancient times:

http://www.foreigners-in-china.com/chinese-character-change.html

2. Updated page about Chinese language

In terms of a language, is it true the simpler the better? Who created the Simplified Chinese characters? Should Pinyin replace Chinese characters? See updated page:

http://www.foreigners-in-china.com/chinese-language.html

3. Newly opened Chinese Culture Shop

What are the good stuff to buy from China? Oh, plenty of them such as Silk, Swords, Pottery, Scarves, Pearls, Tea, Glass Tea Cups (with grate to catch tea leaves), Artwork, Painted/Sewn Scrolls, Seasonings, Chopsticks, Jewelry (watches esp.), Clay Tea Pots, Table Cloths and Table Runners (Traditional Chinese Style)...

Now you can get them even without going there:

http://www.foreigners-in-china.com/chinese-culture-shop.html

4. Amazing China natural scenery photos from external site

As a bonus for your reading, I would like to share some amazing photos of China scenery. Everyone who has seen the following web page has been amazed.

http://www.impactlab.com/2006/02/07/amazing-photos-of-china/

5. Recommend a site

Do you want to go to see the above scenery? Peter gives you the very detailed and practical guidance in his web site:

http://www.yangshuo-travel-guide.com

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Thank you for reading. See you next month!

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