Monthly Archives: November 2014

Learn More About This Beautiful, Empowering Chinese Garment…

When people think of Chinese traditional wear, their minds often jump to the Cheongsam, also known as the Qipao. It originated in the Manchurian dynasty, evolving until it reached its peak of popularity during 1912 to 1949. The Cheongsam, a … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Tips | Comments Off on Learn More About This Beautiful, Empowering Chinese Garment…

BCLC’s Top Picks of Chinese Poetry

1. Thoughts in the Silent Night — Li Bai 李白《静夜思》 床前明月光, 疑是地上霜。 举头望明月, 低头思故乡。   Translated by Yang Xianyi & Dai Naidie   Beside my bed a pool of light— Is it hoarfrost on the ground? I lift my eyes … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Tips | Comments Off on BCLC’s Top Picks of Chinese Poetry

Piece by Piece: What makes up Traditional Vietnamese Wear

When I turned 12, my mother gave me her Áo dài, the traditional Vietnamese garment for children and women, that she had worn as a girl in Vietnam. This garment was really the last tie she had to her traditional … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Piece by Piece: What makes up Traditional Vietnamese Wear