ShaoLan: The Chinese zodiac, explained
ShaoLan Hsueh - Technologist, entrepreneur
ShaoLan want to help people understand China's culture and language, and to bridge the gap between East and West. Full bio
by your Chinese friend,
of asking your age.
you are also being evaluated.
about your fortune or misfortune,
partner's animal signs,
about your private life.
in the Chinese zodiac.
is influenced by it,
of Greco-Roman zodiac,
in 1975, you are a Rabbit.
a very complicated theoretical framework
and the 12 zodiac animals.
people's major decisions,
and attitude towards each other.
are quite amazing.
get on better than the others.
to give birth to babies,
by the right combination of animals
when entering into romantic relations.
with Tigers, Goats and Rabbits.
are natural enemies.
to be careful with a Snake.
are luckier than the others,
for power, strength and wealth.
to have a Dragon baby.
must have been very proud.
Hong Kong and Taiwan
one million more babies.
preference to baby boys,
was 120 to 100.
competition in love and job markets.
government's press release,
of Cesarean sections.
for the Year of the Horse.
having unlucky Goat babies.
saw a sharp decline of birthrate
zodiac in reverse,
will face much less competition.
top 300 richest people in the world,
the Goat and Tiger,
to have less competition.
their investment decisions
of the zodiac sign
in making major decisions
until the past few decades.
surviving poverty, drought,
have the time, wealth and technology
they've always wanted.
made by 1.3 billion people
and demand on everything,
to property and consumer goods.
in the global economy and geopolitics,
and other Chinese traditions
around the world.
creative and mischievous.
About the speaker:ShaoLan Hsueh - Technologist, entrepreneur
ShaoLan want to help people understand China's culture and language, and to bridge the gap between East and West.
Why you should listen
ShaoLan is an entrepreneur, angel investor, geek, writer, traveller and dreamer. She is the founder and creator of Chineasy, which she launched after her TED Talk in Long Beach, California in 2013.
In just over three years, she has built Chineasy into one of the most popular methods of learning Chinese across the Internet with several hundred thousand fellow learners. Her first book, Chineasy, The New Way to Read Chinese, was launched in March 2014 and has been translated into 18 languages. Her next book, Chineasy Everyday, was launched in March 2016.
ShaoLan is a tech entrepreneur with extensive business experience. At the age of 22, while studying for her MBA, she wrote four best-selling books on software in Taiwan, and her books were bundled by Microsoft. She co-founded pAsia, one of the major players on Internet in Asia in 1990’s. After a second masters degree at the University of Cambridge, she began Caravel Capital in 2005 to advise young tech companies.
Chineasy represents a return for ShaoLan to her artistic upbringing and in many ways a design project. This project is the culmination of her life’s journey through the East and West. Her aim is to help people to understand China, Chinese culture, its language and to bridge the gap between East and West. Her next step is to help Chinese children to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of their own language.
ShaoLan Hsueh | Speaker | TED.com