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Author Archives: Yidan Fan

A Journey to Learn about Arab Communities in China

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer             Today, there is a large number of Arab communities living in China. They came to China to study, work, or develop their own businesses. By reading this article, let’s take a journey together to get to know Arab communities in China. The … Continued

Best Arab American Books of 2020

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer Arab American writers have been contributing to literature and culture in both the Arabic speaking world and American society. Their creative and scholarly writing has become an important part of Western culture as well. Here we have selected eight amazing Arab American books to introduce to you … Continued

Popular Arab Food in China

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer China has a long history of commercial trade and cultural exchanges with Arab countries. As early as over 2,000 years ago, during the Western Han Dynasty, Zhang Qian was ordered to go to the Western Regions twice in 139 BC and 119 BC to open up China’s … Continued

The University of al-Qarawiyyin: The Oldest University in The World

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer Do you know which university is the oldest one in the world? Located in Fez, Morocco, and founded by a Muslim woman, the University of al-Qarawiyyin is the oldest university in the whole wide world. Dating back to 859 AD, the University of al-Qarawiyyin is older than Egypt’s Azhar … Continued

Frankincense: It’s the Mystery Fragrance of the Arab World

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer                  Arabs love spices. Almost all Arab countries have spice markets. Spices are indispensable and important consumer products in the daily life of Arabs. In fact, there are many varieties and categories of them. – and perhaps one of the most popular … Continued

4 Arab American Actors You Need to Know on Broadway Stage

By: Yidan Fan, Arab America Contributing Writer            Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, Broadway is famous for the theatrical performances presented in the 41 Broadway theatres. Together with London’s West End, Broadway represents the highest commercial level of live theater in the English-speaking world. Countless professionals in the theatre … Continued

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