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Hi, I'm Lifan Chu!

Shanghai · Male

City SightseeingOutdoor SportsShort Excursions
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About Me

I am an art, humanities and literature lover. I have always pondered what kind of fate has led me to be a tour guide. As a guide I have watched as many foreigners as they experience China for the first time. While at times China can feel very familiar, at other times the crowds, cultural differences, and unfamiliar sights and smells can overwhelm visitors. I love to see the beauty in the world and want to show you the beauty of China by being a bridge to help you make sense of my home.

My Experiences

As for myself, I went to college in the US on the East Coast and was a double major in Art and Comparative Literature. My time studying in the states really exposed me to different perspectives and ways of seeing the world. Since then, I’ve tried to see the world through the lens of the people around me, and especially try to apply this to the people I am touring. I think I’ve developed a very good understanding of what it is like to be a foreigner in China for the first time, and can provide my guests with much better experiences because of this. Since I am still native Chinese though, I can also provide access and local insights that many foreign guides cannot.

Traveling and being a tour guide are in some way similar to learning literature and writing. Traveling is the best way for me to understand the world and touring is another great way for me to both share my culture and pick up new cultures. I sincerely welcome anyone who wants to explore the world with me!
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-You understand simple phrases and can communicate only basic ideas. These basic ideas include: Greetings, yes, no, simple directions, telling the time. You can express yourself but only to a certain point. You are able to readand write with limited comprehension, and repeat yourself more than once.


-You are able to better express yourself and give clearer explanations and directions. You can read and understand most information and are able to read it back to the Traveler in a way that he or she can understand. You may have to repeat yourself more than once.


- You can write, read, and speak with very few errors. Communication is clear and you have excellent control over the language. You can translate fromyour language to the other quickly and you very rarely repeat yourself. You can express yourself and can talk about more abstract things; science, politics, philoophy, history, without any problems.


- You have native* control of the language. You articulate clearly and effectively, and you do not have to translate between your language and the other. You make few, if any, grammatical mistakes. Linguistic expression comes naturally and you have no problems working in that language.

* Native control means you speak as if you were a native speaker of that language; you have grown up with, been educated in, and spoken that language your entire life


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