Explainer: The Plum Rain Season of East Asia

The East Asian rainy season, or meiyu, usually lasts from July to August. But why?

By Ned Kelly, Jun 17, 16:02

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

By Cathy Wu, Jun 06, 17:01

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

By Cathy Wu, Jun 06, 14:51

Explainer: International Workers' Day - China's Favorite American Holiday

Why does China have a holiday for wrongly executed US terror suspects?

By That's Shanghai, Apr 30, 15:02

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Pig

How pig became one of the Chinese zodiacs?

By Yuzhou Hu, Feb 02, 10:07

Explainer: How Every Chinese Province Got its Name

The stories behind the names of all of China's provinces and autonomous regions.

By That's Shanghai, Sep 30, 2018 10:16

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About October Holiday

Take a break from your holiday planning to find out why you're having one in the first place.

By That's Shanghai, Sep 29, 2018 09:44

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Autumn Festival

What's with all those mooncakes?

By That's Shanghai, Sep 21, 2018 11:54

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

By That's Shanghai, Apr 04, 2018 10:19

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Lantern Festival

What China's Lantern Festival is all about.

By That's Shanghai, Feb 26, 2018 10:03

Explainer: Why Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

Why Chinese people give red envelopes, especially during Spring Festival.

By Urban Family, Feb 05, 2018 12:02

May 20 is Yet Another Chinese Valentine's Day, Here's Why

Are you wondering why your social media feeds are filled with references to the magic number '520?' Prepare yourself for yet another lovers' day...

By That's Shanghai, May 20, 15:47

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