In the seventh episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, students learn that Chinese words often aren't quite what they appear to be.
In the sixth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell explores the highs and the lows of China economic transformation in the music video "Mo Money, Mo Fazhan (development)."
In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.
In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.
In the third episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell looks at America and China — two frenemies living under the same roof.
In the second episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell and a friend find themselves alone and starving in Beijing during Chinese New Year.
American Jesse Appell, creator of the new bi-weekly web series 'The Great LOL of China,' discusses doing comedy in China and why he's doing the show.
In the wake of Asia Society's 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, accomplished students of Mandarin share what they've gained from the language.
Yun Qin, who taught Mandarin to inmates at a maximum security prison in New York State, recounts her experience ahead of next week's National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta.
As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.
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