Explainer: The Plum Rain Season of East Asia

The East Asian rainy season, or meiyu, usually lasts from July to August. But why?

by Ned Kelly, 09 July 2019

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 06 June 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

by Cathy Wu, 06 June 2019

Explainer: How High Can a Mosquito Fly?

You might not like the answer.

by Ned Kelly, 23 May 2019

May 20 is Yet Another Chinese Valentine's Day, Here's Why

Are you wondering why your social media feeds are filled with references to the magic number '520?' Prepare yourself for yet another lovers' day...

by Emma Li, 20 May 2019

Explainer: International Workers' Day - China's Favorite American Holiday

Why does China have a holiday for wrongly executed US terror suspects?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 30 April 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

by Cathy Wu, 04 April 2019

Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2019

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