Let he who tied the bell on the tiger take it off -解铃还须系铃人

There have been numerous discussions on this phrase, and there are numerous interpretation of what this phrase 解铃还须系铃人 (jiě líng hái xū xì líng rén) means. From what I have read on the internet, this phrase has been interpreted to depict a situation where the person who said this, refused to mediate, not his job …

Who Invented Pinyin?

Pinyin was adopted by China in 1958. It is a system of romanizing Chinese characters using the Western alphabet and gave readers unfamiliar with Chinese characters a crucial tool to understand how to pronounce them. The person who invented Pinyin, is no other than Zhou Youguang (周有光). Zhou was born Zhou Yaoping (周耀平) in Changzhou …

Learning Chinese is not hard

I need to start by telling you what transpired in a conversation with a good friend of mine. Below is the gist of it: Me: You have been learning Chinese for a while right? How is it coming along?Friend: I simply don’t have the time to deep dive into the language, it is a very …

Stuck in China due to the coronavirus travel ban

This Chinese New Year has been dampened by news from China as well as all around the world on the escalation of the coronavirus infection rate. The hike in the coronavirus infection rate may be caused by transmission from humans whom do not show any symptoms of infection. The coronavirus, was first identified in Wuhan, …