Recently, a friend asked me how to go about teaching himself classical Chinese. He works for the U.S. State Department and speaks Mandarin very well, but now he wants to […]
As a dissertation-writing grad student, I spend a lot of time worrying about getting a job someday. Reports of the humanities’ slow collapse compound daily, Finger-wagging scholars and journalists tell me […]
At Language Log, Victor Mair answers another one of my questions on Chinese linguistics, this one about an advertisement combining Mandarin and Cantonese. Check out the post here.