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  • Chinese Zodiac

    ConceptLegends and mythology are a big part of Chinese culture, especially in relation to the Chinese Zodiac. The depiction on a circular chart of 12 different animals representing the 12-year cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar was built on the foundation of ...
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  • Cheongsam (Qi-pao)

    IntroductionThe Cheongsam or "Qi Pao" is a classic female costume which many westerns associated with Chinese women. It features at stand / high neck, loose chest, fitted waist, sides opening and varied sleeves (short, medium or full length) with tradition Chi...
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  • Chinese Cuisines

    Chinese cuisines originated from the various regions of China, and has become widespread in the world. With the great differences in the climate, geography, history and culture of different regions, Chinese cuisine culture is extensive and profound with unique...
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  • Chinese Silk

    Silk and silk making is a vital feature of Chinese history and its ancient civilization. According to archeological evidence, silk and silk fabric emerged in China at least 5,500 years ago. The cultivation of the silkworm can be traced back to the third centur...
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  • Chinese Jade

    History of Jade WaresThere is an old Chinese saying "Gold is valuable but jade is invaluable." Dispatching how important and valuable that Chinese people think of this beautiful gem stone with greasy luster. Many countries have jade culture, but no one can cat...
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  • Chinese Porcelain

    Porcelain was first discovered in China and could date back to 16 century BC in Shang and Zhou Dynasty. Traditionally, there are two primary categories of ceramic, high-fired as cí and low-fired as táo in Chinese.Chinese pottery and porcelain went abroad as ...
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  • Chinese literature

    With a history of over 3,000 years, Chinese literature possesses great importance in China's civilization. The nature of written language has significant effects on literature, together with the use of Chinese characters. Unlike groups of letters, Chinese char...
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  • Chinese Paintings

    Traditional Chinese painting is highly regarded throughout the world for its theory, expression, and techniques. And it is also one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Earliest paintings were ornamental, not representational; they consis...
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  • Chinese Calligraphy

    As an art for more than 3000 years, Chinese calligraphy is regarded as an illustrious tradition in Chinese culture. It is neither just writing Chinese characters nor writing well. It is actually an art to express spirits. A calligraphy work carries the calligr...
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  • Chinese Seals

    Chinese seal carvings are an ancient art that combines calligraphy and engraving. For over 3,000 years, they have been used both officially and privately. It is a seal or stamp containing Chinese characters typically to prove identity on documents office paper...
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  • Chinese Paper Cutting

    Paper cutting is a traditional art in China and has been for thousands of years. The paper cutting is for celebrations, festivals and home decoration, often with red color, which is the lucky color in China.Paper cutting became one of art forms since the inven...
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  • Chinese knots

    Chinese knot is an ancient folk art form in China; a simple but charming knot made of colorful silk thread that can bring good luck to its owner. This handcraft could date back Zhou Dynasty, developed in the Tang and Song Dynasties, popularized in Ming and Qin...
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  • Wedding Customs and Traditions in China

    Ever since ancient China, there has been a saying that the three most delightful moments in one's life come with success in the imperial examination, marriage and the birth of a son. A marriage would be decided not by a young couple's love, but by their parent...
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  • Chinese Wines

    History of Chinese WinesChinese wines are quite different from those of other countries. They are distilled from rice, millet, sorghum and other grains, as well as herbs and flowers. And also there are a wide variety of tonic wines that are made with tradition...
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  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

    1. What is TCM?Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete ancient medical system that takes a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body. TCM is not "New Age", nor is it a patchwork of different healing modal...
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  • Chinese Acrobatics

    Chinese acrobatics is a gem of China traditional performing arts with a long history of more than 2000 years. It is also one of the most popular art forms among people.In the ancient time and the early stage, the acrobatics was related with music and dance, pl...
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  • Chinese dragon and phoenix

    Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, dragon and phoenix were regarded as the most scared animals and used to be emblems of emperor and empress. The Chinese dragon is traditionally the embodiment of the concept of yang (male), while phoenix was paired (yin, female...
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  • Chinese Kite

    History of Chinese KiteThe first kite was invented by Chinese people over 2, 000 years ago, with bamboo and silk as building materials, which are proved by many historical written documents.Originally, kites were used for military purposes. Kites in wartime we...
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  • Chinese Martial Arts

    Chinese Wushu, also called Chinese Martial Arts or Kung Fu, is an important and unique component of Chinese cultural heritage with a rich content that has remained untarnished over the centuries. Literally translated, "wu" is military, "shu" is art. Wushu ther...
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  • Chinese Qigong

    What is QigongA category of Chinese martial arts, Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The history of Chinese Qigong commences beyond the era of written records, in the m...
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  • Chinese Feng Shui

    What is Feng ShuiFeng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy of understanding the energy that surrounds us and it deals with using positive 'Qi' or energy to improve a person's well being, fortune and success. Feng shui is often identified as a form of geomancy...
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  • Chinese Pyramids

    Chinese Pyramids:Location: Xi'an, Shaanxi Province - ChinaWhat's Cool: More than 100 pyramids could exist in the regionHistorically China is well known for things like the Great Wall of China, its colorful culture and of course its superb china ware and silk. ...
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  • Giant Panda

    Must-know about giant pandasAPPEARANCE The sharply contrasting black and white coloration, added to the stocky characteristic shape of a bear, makes the giant panda one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The head, top of the neck and rump are white...
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  • Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

    Chinese restaurant syndrome:By Stephanie Slon, BAChinese restaurant syndrome (CRS) occurs in some people after they eat foods containing the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) - a common ingredient in Chinese food.What is going on in the body?MSG is a co...
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  • Chinese Sex Museum

    Sex Museum - the only private museum of the kind in China:The curator of the museum -- Liu Da-lingThe museum was founded by Liu Dalin, one of the pioneering sexologists in modern China. He and his colleagues collected the expensive exhibits for many years. The...
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  • Chinese Opera

    Chinese opera is mainly composed of three different kinds of artistic form, including the folk songs and dances, the talking and singing, and the farce. Originated in the primitive song and dance, the Chinese opera is a time-honored comprehensive stage art sty...
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  • Yue Opera (Shanghai)

    The Yue opera is one of Han nationality`s five operas. Now, it is the second largest opera in China. Accompanied by the flavor of elegance, the Yue opera is full of the fresh and leisure singing as well as the vivid and moving performance. The most common them...
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  • Yue Opera (Guangdong)

    Yue Opera, also called Cantonese opera, is a local opera of the Han nationality. Originally called Guangdong Great Opera, the Yue Opera originate from the south opera. Since the 1522-1566, the Yue opera began to appear in Guangdong and Guangxi. It is a blend o...
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  • Yu Opera (Henan)

    Yu Opera ceaselessly inherits and reforms the form of Henan Bangzi. The abbreviation of Henan was “YU” after the founding of the People's Republic of China. So, the Henan Opera got its name “Yu Opera”. The Yu Opera is called Bang Play in the north area...
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  • Huangmei Opera

    Originally called Huangmei Tone or CaiCha Play, Huangmei Opera is a local opera of the Han nationality. Being one of Chinese big five operas, Huangmei Opera enjoy equal popularity with Beijing Opera, Yue Opera, Ping Opera and Yu Opera. It originates from Huang...
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  • Chinese Etiquette

    tiquette, which is an important part of the country’s culture and the nation’s spirit, is a major attachment of group’s image. At the same time, it also can be regarded as the important software to obtain international fame. Along with the constant devel...
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  • Gift

    The Chinese always pay attention to choose the gifts which have practical values. In the West, it is polite to open gifts as soon as they are given to express appreciation. However, in China, the situation is quite the reverse. Many people send gifts without w...
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  • Home Visit

    In China, when a person wants to visit someone, the first question in his mind is what clothes are most perfect or suitable. He will take a lot of time to choose the clothes they like and even ask others to get some suggestions. The host also is troubled by th...
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  • Greeting People

    Chinese people seldom express their ideas or opions directly but prefer a roundabout way. They will look towards the ground when greeting someone. Neither show their emotions and feelings in public. They greet people with a handshake rather than an embrace or ...
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  • Table Manner

    The Chinese prefer to entertain in the public places rather than in their homes, especially when entertaining foreigners. If you are invited to their house, consider it a great honor. If you must turn down such an honor, it is considered polite to explain the ...
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  • Chinese Traditional Dance

    The Chinese national dance culture has a long history. The track record of images and text cultural relics of the Chinese traditional dance is never extinguished during the past 5,000 years' history. This phenomenon is also rare in the culture history of the w...
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  • Chinese traditional toys for kids

    Traditional toys indicate the handmade toy that is handed down from ancient times. It is also part of children-friendly activities in China. With a long history and huge value, Chinese traditional toys have a close relation with folk custom. Traditional toys a...
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  • The four Great Inventions

    China's 5000 year history has witnessed countless inventions, among which four are stressed out and given the honor "The Four Great Inventions" -  Papermaking, Printing, Gunpowder, and Compass. As the most influential contrivances, those four inventions h...
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  • The Four Treasures of the Study

    Four Treasures of the Study, also known as Four Jewels of the Study or Four Friends of the Study, are different expressions of the four essential implements in Chinese Calligraphy: The ink brush, ink, paper, and inkstone.The ink brushThe ink brush is the most ...
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