In a recent commentary in the Chronicle of Higher Education (March 6, 2009, A33), Professor Brockmann (professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University) pointed out that the study of foreign languages should not be a zero-sum game.His commentary is a response to the University of Southern California’s plan to eliminate the German Department to usher in studies of Eastern Asian … [Read more...] about German and/or Chinese?
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There is a heated debate going on regarding the lack of Chinese characters on China's official Olympics uniforms in contrast with those on German's sportswear. Personally, I see no point in not printing Chinese text on China's official uniforms. But for this post, I will purposely play the role of a "CCP apologist" and try to put these things in positive terms. ;-) Besides, I … [Read more...] about Make guests feel at home and follow the customs of your host