Category Archives: Qiqi Chen: Fall 2015

Qiqi Chen: Sichuan Cuisine

Sichuan cuisine is known for its bold flavors of pungency, spiciness, and numbness with the liberal use of garlic, chili peppers and Sichuan pepper. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization named Chengdu as the City of Gastronomy in … Continue reading

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Qiqi Chen: Cultural Excursions in Xi’an

At the end of the first mini-semester of the fall, G-MEO (The Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad) took us on a cultural excursions to Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province. Xi’an is one of the oldest cities and the … Continue reading

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Qiqi Chen: Places of Interest in Chengdu

The following are some of the places in Chengdu I have visited throughout my stay at Sichuan University during the month of September. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding The Chengdu Panda Base is a research and breeding facility … Continue reading

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Qiqi Chen: Opening Up to Chendu

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is known as the “City of Hibiscus,” the “Broacade City,” and the “Turtle City” in China. However, without knowing the history, I have only heard of it being called the “Country of Heaven” from … Continue reading

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