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Laowufei

work compensation fees (in field research)

Liuxuesheng bangongshi/liuban

The Foreign Student Affairs Office

Luxingshe

China Travel Service

Mao

Chinese dime (colloquial)

maotai

a strong Chinese liquor

mian'ao

cotton padded jacket (same as mianyi)

mianbaoche

mini-buses (literally, "bread trucks," named for their shape)

miandi

yellow minivan taxis

neibu

"internal" or classified materials that cannot leave the country

neiwai youbie

difference between "insiders" and "outsiders" and the treatment thereof

paidui

to line up

pipa

a Chinese guitar-like musical instrument

renminbi

local currency, Chinese dollar (same denomination as yuan)

shaobing

Sesame-seed cake

shifu

Term of address used for Chinese service personnel

suibian

Casual

taijiquan

a kind of traditional Chinese shadowboxing

tiaojie jia

the "adjusted rate" of monetary exchange, higher than the official rate available at the Bank of China

tongxue

Schoolmates

waihuijuan

Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) (no longer printed)

waishi banshichu/waiban

The Foreign Affairs Office

wen ya dian yuan

Surge protector

xian

County

xiang

Township

xiuxi

rest, as in the rest period from noon until 1:30 or 2:00 p.m.

xitong

the larger system of which the danwei is a component, such as the CAS, CASS, or SEDC

youtiao

fried dough sticks, most often eaten with shaobing and/or doujiang (soybean milk) for breakfast in North China

yuan

local currency, Chinese dollar (same denomination as renminbi)



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