I’m Off to Fix Something

By Joann Pittman, HCC Board Member For the original version of this blog, go to ChinaSource's website!   When I was living in Beijing, I usually rode my bike to work. One Wednesday morning, the street in front of the school where my office was located was like a parking lot. A big bus and... Continue Reading →

Debunking the View of Self

By Jonathan Nesvig - HCC ReEntry Coordinator Liu Yang's book, East Meets West (中文名是:东西相遇), contains simple pictographs which show the differences between Eastern and Western cultures. While there are many similarities among humans from different cultures, there are also many differences: some obvious and some not so obvious. The feature picture is from Liu Yang's... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Dinners

By Hannah Varberg - HCC Communications Coordinator “The most important thing to remember is that we are passing on the faith. With that in your heart, you will find opportunity… even when serving food or driving a van.” These are the words of Ailin Lai. She and her husband, Pastor Yueta serve in the Taiwanese... Continue Reading →

美国感受

值此来美国一个月有余,生活也已经适应,就吃穿住行和文化环境等,我会从个人角度谈一下对美国的初步感受。虽然还需要更多的时间,我才能更加深入的认识美国人民及其文化,但是希望本文可以作为经验分享或者话题讨论。

Sharing Hospitality that Leaves a Legacy

By Sandy Gilbert - HCC Volunteer My family’s customs have always included big holiday dinners and family gatherings with good food, festive decorations, and lots and lots of presents. Over the years I have added to the customs by buying Christmas dishes, fancy platters, and 54 table cloths. We have sterling silver, crystal goblets, and beautiful... Continue Reading →

A Wondering Heart at Bethel

 “I came to Minnesota with a wondering heart at an age when I felt purposeless.” After finishing undergraduate studies in Chongqing University, China, Helen worked at a place that she did not enjoy very much. By chance, she met Dr. Dunkin, the MBA program director of Bethel University who went to China for recruiting program... Continue Reading →

Shanghai Impact

By Hannah Varberg - HCC Communications Coordinator A touch in America can result in ripples of effect in China. God’s touch transcends cultural and geographical boundaries. Colleen and Daisy’s stories are optimal examples of this. Their stories are authored by God so clearly and so intricately that, honestly, they could be broken into multiple blog... Continue Reading →

Standing Shoulder to Shoulder: Starbucks

By Daniel Morgenstern: HCC Intern Over 80% of Chinese students and visiting scholars will never see the inside of an American home. These individuals lack local knowledge, support systems, and most importantly, meaningful friendships with Americans. The Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC) was founded to counteract these realities. There are over 3000 Chinese at the... Continue Reading →

Differing Grandparent Styles

By Rhonda Dippon - HCC Volunteer The six of us were lounging on a small hillside waiting for darkness. My husband and I had invited our Chinese family to our house for a Fourth of July picnic, and now we were at a local park awaiting the fireworks. We’d hosted all four Chinese through Hospitality... Continue Reading →

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