Tag Archives: China


Qu Yuan

Sophie is an international student from Taiwan. She is pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California. She hopes to find a career in computer security and plans to stay in the United States, specifically Los Angeles, to work. She enjoys watching anime and learning; from USC-sponsored workshops, she has learned… Continue Reading »

Qingming – Tomb Sweeping Festival

Text (I is the informant, M is the collector) I: There’s this festival called “Qingming” or, like, tomb sweeping festival. And, basically, it’s where we go to a cemetery, or.. Um… what do you call those other thing? M: A graveyard? I’m not sure I: Just cause cemetery and graveyard sounds like too dark and… Continue Reading »

Chinese Moon Festival – A Perspective

About the Interviewed: Jared is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, studying Finance. At the time of this interview, he is also my roommate. His ethnic background is distinctively Chinese, and his parents are first-generation American immigrants. He is 20 years old. Jared: “My family celebrates unique traditions. We celebrate Chinese New Year,… Continue Reading »

Xuanzang and Journey to the West

Item: “I remember my grandma always talking about some Chinese monk and I never really pieced together until like… until I was much older that the show I watched was exactly that.” The legend of Xuanzang, a Chinese buddhist monk who traveled from China to India on a pilgrimage, lead to many stories, authored works,… Continue Reading »