Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

The origins and customs of March 8, or China's 'sanba.'

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2024

Explainer: How China Got its Flag

How China got its stars - and almost its stripes.

by Erik Crouch, 25 April 2023

Explainer: Why Taylor Swift's Chinese Nickname is Moldy

The puntastic reason behind Tay Tay’s mildewed Middle Kingdom moniker.

by Ella Wong, 06 July 2015

Explainer: The Origin of 'Chinese Checkers'

Hint: Racist marketing.

by Erik Crouch, 13 July 2015

Explainer: How FamilyMart Got its Jingle

Those iconic charms weren't originally meant for a convenience store greeting.

by Erik Crouch, 04 June 2015

Explainer: How China Invented Goldfish

What a long, mutation-filled trip it's been.

by Erik Crouch, 16 June 2015

Explainer: Why Flights are Always Delayed in China

Hint: it's usually not the airlines' fault.

by Rachel Deason, 21 February 2017

Explainer: Why People Cut Their Hair on Longtaitou Festival

It was a tradition in the past for folks to lineup outside barbershops on Longtaitou Festival, waiting for their first haircut of the New Year.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 15 March 2021

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