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Apart from the famous West Gate in Peking University, another popular spot - Weiming Lake, aka “To-be-named Lake” because the place is too stunning to be named, can bring you a better idea of how poetic can a university be.


MOOCChina-xuetangX Android App - , xuetangX is an application that allows students to take MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) using Android devices. After installed, the app allows students to browse, signup, and take the MOOCs hosted on The MOOCs include ones from top ranked Chinese universities such as Tsinghua University and Peking University. They also include ones from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other world top ranked universities in edX…

Rufous (copper colored) hummingbirds made their nest and feed from the nectar of a tree in our front yard all summer. They didn't leave till end of October. I loved them.


In pictures: Thick smog envelops Beijing for the sixth day in a row

A wag has even placed a smog mask on this statue in the grounds of Peking University, Beijing

Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who are interested in Chinese culture and language. And it is useful to know about the language when coming to China for travel or business. This is an ABC Chinese course for beginners, including introduction of phonetics and daily expressions. After taking this class, learners can have a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin and make basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily…

Peking University in Beijing, has students enter the campus through an ornately painted gate guarded by stone lions—a nod to traditional Chinese architecture.

from Etsy

Weiming lake, Peking University, China

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama takes pictures with students after delivering a speech at the Stanford Center at Peking University on March 22, 2014 in Beijing, China