SIQ Why do many Indian Americans take off their shoes before entering the house?

SIQ Why do many Indian Americans take off their shoes before entering the house?

So many Indians take off their shoes when their enter their homes or places of worship. It connotes two things. One, it’s a sign of respect to any deities that may be in the house, but it’s also for the sake of cleanliness. It’s not required to take off your shoes for the exhibition, but […]

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A Glimpse Into Yosemite’s Chinese History

A Glimpse Into Yosemite’s Chinese History

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MUSIC PLAYING] Woman: MY NAME IS YENYEN CHAN, AND I WORK FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AS A PARK RANGER. AND I GIVE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY PROGRAMS TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS TO SCHOOL GROUPS. AND THEY GET POLLINATED FROM THE BOTTOM. WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE TO YOSEMITE, I INTERNED […]

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Chappelle’s Show – “Frontline” – Clayton Bigsby Pt. 2 – Uncensored

Chappelle’s Show – “Frontline” – Clayton Bigsby Pt. 2 – Uncensored

CLAYTON BRIGSBY, BLACK WHITE SUPREMACIST VENTURED OUT INTO AN UNSUSPECTING WORLD. SIR, YOU’RE A FRIEND. WHY NOT TELL HIM HE’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN ? LISTEN, MAN, HE’S TOO IMPORTANT TO THE MOVEMENT. IF I TELL HIM HE’S BLACK, HE’D PROBABLY KILL HISSELF JUST SO THERE’D BE ONE LESS NIGGER AROUND. HIS COMMITMENT IS THAT DEEP. I’M OVERWHELMED […]

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Feature History – Chinese Civil War

Feature History – Chinese Civil War

I will not do an offensive Chinese impression. I will not do an offensive Chinese impression. I will not do an offensive… (♪) Herro- Hello, and welcome to Feature History featuring the Chinese Civil War. A name that is encapsulating as it is generic. From 1927 to 1950, China was locked in a period of […]

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Steam Engine – How Does It Work

Steam Engine – How Does It Work

Over the course of human existence, the most significant catalyst for growth has been our ability to draw energy from our world. Taming fire gave birth to the modern human and drawing power from the wind allowed early explorers to travel the world, but today we are going to explore the history and science behind […]

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No War, No Peace – Trotsky’s Gamble I THE GREAT WAR Week 186

No War, No Peace – Trotsky’s Gamble I THE GREAT WAR Week 186

Russia and Ukraine were no longer fighting the world war, or were they? They were making separate peace negotiations with the Central Powers even as the Bolsheviks were invading Ukrainian territory. Well one of those pieces was signed this week, and the other one blew up, and you know what it led to? Total chaos. […]

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Hong Kong Street Food Tour & Travel Guide

Hong Kong Street Food Tour & Travel Guide

Hong Kong is the quintessential example of east meets west, and it’s fusion food is world- renowned. Over the next couple days as we film our episode, we’re taking you with us to try the best food in Hong Kong…. from street food to Chinese barbecue. Let’s do it. The story of Hong Kong is […]

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Backs To The Wall – All Eyes On Amiens I THE GREAT WAR Week 192

Backs To The Wall – All Eyes On Amiens I THE GREAT WAR Week 192

The war in the trenches really began in the fall of 1914, after the race to the sea. For nearly 3.5 years since then, the western front has been in stalemate, despite a death toll in the millions, but this week that finally changes. This week, the Germans break through. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to […]

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Chinese – The Sinitic Languages

Chinese – The Sinitic Languages

Follow Langfocus on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Err…what should we do today? Today let’s talk about Chinese. No, let’s talk about written Chinese. No, let’s talk about classical Chinese. Or, maybe standard Chinese. No, no, we’re gonna talk about various Chinese dialects. Okay, let’s just talk about all of them. [Traditional Chinese Music] Hello everyone, […]

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China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

This is me in the middle of crossing one of the weirdest borders I’ve ever crossed. It’s this one. It divides China from China. And it took me two hours to get through. This border is weird not only because it separates the same country into two, but also because it has an expiration date: […]

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