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Why are American Chinese takeout restaurants so similar?

Wherever you go in the United States, Chinese restaurants are suspiciously similar. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Jul 11, 2008 - 35 answers

What do my cufflinks say?

What do my cufflinks say? I believe it's Chinese. A friend got them for me in Hong Kong, wrote down what they meant, and then lost the slip of paper.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Why Ambasador, with these Prawn Balls you are really spoiling us...

How do I cook genuine 'posh' Chinese food? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 17, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I read Windows in English on a Chinese computer?

I'm on a Chinese-language computer and want to use Windows XP and Windows Vista in English. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by catburger on Jun 12, 2008 - 1 answer

Chinese jungle encephalitis ... or something like it.

My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Where Can I Get Disney Movies in Chinese?

Where can I get Disney movies dubbed in Mandarin? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jun 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Is this a Chinese scam?

Chinese language filter: is this site legit? And, if this is a scam, what kind of scam is it? [more inside]
posted by bru on May 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Translation of chinese math related words?

Help a chinese student: I am teaching elementary statistic to a young chinese , but I have an hard time explaining him words such as : average, mean, median, mode, quotient, ratio, standard deviation etc. I am looking for a list of math/science words english<>chine, a mini vocabulary (doc/pdf/whatever) as I don't trust online translation programs too much.
posted by elpapacito on May 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Microsoft Vista Business in Japanese/Chinese

Where can I buy the Japanese version and a Chinese version of Microsoft Vista Business online for use in the United States? Media and license. [more inside]
posted by schnee on May 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Smiling when something bad happens

In the Art of Fiction interview in the current Paris Review, Kazuo Ishiguro says of his father: "He had a Chinese characteristic, which was that he smiled when something bad happened." Is that really considered a Chinese characteristic? Are there other cultures it's commonly associated with?
posted by Cucurbit on Apr 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Is it worth it to attempt to learn Chinese?

What are your experiences in taking Chinese as a language in college? How difficult is it really and did you learn enough for it to be useful? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

Help understanding Chinese typography

Help me create easily readable Chinese typography [more inside]
posted by mule on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

targetting Chinese buyers

Websites that have a lot of traffic from Chinese people where I can post an ad? [more inside]
posted by Penelope on Apr 17, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you deal with Chinese characters that can't be represented in 16 bits?

How are people dealing with >16 bit Unicode code points? Specifically, in languages like Java, C# and C++, which assume 16 bit characters (I believe), how are you supporting GB 18030? I would suspect that the various languages' methods like substring(), charAt(), operator[], etc can't be safely used in China. If your wstring, say, contains a Chinese string, then .size() doesn't tell you how many characters are in it, right? On a related note, what interesting Chinese characters require more than >16 bits? I'm thinking about making a short presentation for my co-workers on this subject and I'd like to have some interesting examples. (Oh, and I'm going to run any examples by my Chinese colleagues first, so don't bother trying to make me say "penis" or something in front of my co-workers :-))
posted by bonecrusher on Apr 4, 2008 - 6 answers

CJK Word translation macro

I need a Word macro that will go through a folder, run word/character counts on each file in the folder, and deliver a total count of Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters, ignoring all English. This seems like it shouldn't be hard to script, but insufficient leetness on my part (and the fact that I've never written a macro before) means I'm more or less clueless here. What am I missing?
posted by bokane on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Why does Chinese printing of Latin characters always use the same font?

Why does Chinese writing, when including a few English words, always seem to use the same font? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

What's my best language strategy for a quarter in Shanghai?

Which Chinese dialect should I learn to best survive in Shanghai, and how? Difficulty: I have 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Mar 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Please read calligraphy of Mao Ze Dong.

Can you please read this calligraphy of Mao ZeDong (in white) and translate it and/or give me the pinyin. [more inside]
posted by sydney54 on Mar 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Things for Chinese visitors to do while in one of the Flyover States?

It's kind of the opposite of questions that have been asked in the past: What activities can you recommend for an American host to arrange for some Chinese Visitors? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Mar 19, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I compare progress in different Chinese degrees?

How much Chinese should I be able to study in a Chinese degree? [more inside]
posted by Tnuocca on Mar 12, 2008 - 1 answer

What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

How to make egg noodles?

How do I make decent egg noodles? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Feb 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Can anyone help identify this Chinese bowl?

Real Long Shot. Soup bowl, sentimental value, I broke one, need replacement to salvage tattered pride. Bought in London Chinatown a few years ago, shop gone. Can anyone help identify/source replacement? Thanks in advance. :-) Images: Image One Image Two Image Three
posted by Duug on Feb 13, 2008 - 12 answers

chinese food stall at Berkeley BART?

Can anyone confirm or deny the current existence of that Chinese food stall that used to be parked outside the Downtown Berkeley BART station - it was green and red/pink at one point, earlier than that pink and red - which serves these amazing, incredible dumplings (pork, shrimp or chicken)? Is it still there?
posted by luriete on Feb 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Mandarin Programs in China

Can anyone recommend some good Mandarin programs in China? [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Feb 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Celebrate Chinese New Year, Come On!

The U.S. calendar new year sucked for my sister and me so we'd like to commemorate Chinese New Year today. How can we celebrate the Year of the Rat? [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Feb 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Chinese restaurant near UCLA

Recommend a good Chinese restaurant for Chinese New Year! (Los Angeles) [more inside]
posted by reebear on Feb 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Great books about China?

Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 13, 2008 - 28 answers

Translate a political flier to Chinese?

Could you help me reach out to the predominantly Chinese elderly voters in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

15-minute stir fry recipes?

What are some good combinations of ingredients for stir-fry? The fewer ingredients and shorter prep time, the better. [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on Jan 5, 2008 - 24 answers

What do I put in a Chinese New Year card?

What nice message can I write in a Chinese New Year card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Kanji for David and Goliath concept?

I'm looking for a cool Kanji/Hanji nickname that I will use to identify my Kendo/Kumdo equipment bags. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to find authentic Chinese food in Madison

Where can I find authentic Chinese food in Madison, Wisconsin? [more inside]
posted by chippie on Dec 31, 2007 - 8 answers


Anyone ever use the Chinese streaming software UUSee? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Dec 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Best medium-difficulty Chinese novel?

I want to read a book in Chinese to keep myself from getting rusty. What is a good novel for doing so? It has to be modern Chinese (classical Chinese twists my brain into noodles), and preferably available online. [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on Dec 20, 2007 - 11 answers

We are not the masters of subtitling yet

I (well, my boss) am/is inputting Chinese-language sub-station Alpha subtitles into VirtualDub for DVD's, and what comes out are, surprise surprise, piles of unicode. The citizens of the PRC are not known to be fluent in unicode, so what could be going wrong and how do I, his designated software monkey, fix it? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Dec 16, 2007 - 13 answers

New Pinyin IME

I need a better Pinyin input system than Microsoft Pinyin IME. [more inside]
posted by afu on Nov 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Spanish-language audio materials for Chinese speakers?

What Spanish-language audio materials are out there on the Internet - aimed not at English-speaking, but at Chinese students of Spanish with little English? [more inside]
posted by Holly on Nov 15, 2007 - 1 answer

SMW Seeks Soup Dumplings In TX For Delicious Time

Are there any restaurants in Texas where I can get Chinese soup dumplings? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Oct 22, 2007 - 6 answers

dim sum & then some

A caveat: I prefer New Green Bo to all of these. However, with a group of 10 friends from out of town, do you recommend Jing Fong, Golden Unicorn or another one of Manhattan's giant dim sum emporiums? I'm looking for quality and range. I haven't been back in Jing Fong since it was remodeled but I assume it's still pretty nice.
posted by luriete on Oct 22, 2007 - 12 answers

What kind of cheap Chinese tube amp should I get?

What kind of cheap Chinese tube amp should I get? [more inside]
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu on Oct 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Hack my Cell

How can I get my Sony Ericsson k750 to a) display 3rd tone letters in Chinese pinyin and b) stop telling me I'm out of memory for text messages when I have another 100+mb free on my memory stick? [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Oct 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Wanted: Chinese paper yo-yos.

Wanted: Chinese paper yo-yos. [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Chinese/Gregorian calendar conversion?

Looking for a calendar converter for the Chinese calendar to the Gregorian (Western) calendar and vice versa, which goes back further than 1901. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Sep 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Mandarin Chinese help

Please help me find a reliable (hopefully free) translation service so that I can ace my Mandarin test. [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Sep 18, 2007 - 7 answers

how to search for English pages with Chinese characters?

Any way to search for English web pages that contain specific Chinese characters? For example in Google when I set my preference to English pages only and then search for Huamei with the characters 话梅, I get mostly all Chinese pages. [more inside]
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Antique Chinese Ink Stone

Where can I find an appraiser in or near New York City for this antique Chinese ink stone? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce on Jul 5, 2007 - 2 answers

My Mandarin is limited to "wo ai ni"

How can I get this Father's Day card translated into Chinese? [more inside]
posted by scission on Jun 3, 2007 - 7 answers

What are these Chinese plates?

These plates with golden inscriptions (1 2 3 4) were bought in China in the 1950s or 60s. They're 13.4 cm tall, 9.5 cm wide and about 4 mm thick, two-sided; I can't tell which ones are page 3 and 4. They're illuminated from behind in these photos so you can read them more easily. What are they and what do they say?
posted by klue on May 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Chinese language programs in China

Help me find college-level Chinese language programs in China. [more inside]
posted by mjklin on May 22, 2007 - 9 answers

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