Jeremiah Jenne grew up in Atkinson, NH and is the Executive Director of The Hutong, Beijing’s premier cultural exchange center. In his spare time, Jeremiah runs the Chinese history site Jottings from the Granite Studio. He has written for the China Beat, the online edition of the Atlantic Monthly, and The Economist. He has also contributed essays to two books, The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, 2009 Edition and China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, and has been interviewed by NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, Radio Free Asia, China Radio International, and New Hampshire Public Radio. He and his wife live in the Dongcheng district of Beijing.
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- Do the people of Taiwan consider themselves Chinese?Jeremiah JenneJoseph Boyle has it right and many of the other answers have alluded to this: The problem is one of translation. One of the challenges with this kind of question is that we have one word in English ("Chinese") to cover a variety of words in the Chinese language which differ from each other […]
- Why do Chinese people try to enter trains before letting passengers getting out, even outside China?Jeremiah JenneThis kind of question always elicits a strong response and understandably so. On one hand, to claim that subway etiquette, especially boarding and disembarking, is the same in Beijing as it is in, say, San Francisco or London is to be either naive or disingenuous. I've lived in Beijing for 13 years, and at […]