Beijing in the late Qing Dynasty 1909 (by Albert Kahn)

Old film featuring the life in Beijing during the late Qing Dynastry in 1909, taken by foreign visitor Albert Kahn.

Moving of the Riverside Scene at Chingming Festival

The scroll is 25.5 centimeters (10.03 inches) in height and 5.25 meters (5.74 yards) long. In its length there are 814 humans, 28 boats,...

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Kuaishou (Chinese: 快手) is a Chinese video sharing app, developed by Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd. In addition to China, it has also gained considerable popularity...

Culture talk: Women in Qing Dynasty

The social position of women during the Qing dynasty has been characterised as subject to Confucian principles of patrilocality, patrilineality, village exogamy, an agrarian economy, and divisions of labour based on gender. Women had no legal...

Wedding Customs & Rituals in China

Over more than 5000 years’ history in china, there are certain unique customs settled in dealing with wedding issues in China .Given that China...

Chinese Zodiac – Find Your Zodiac Sign, Personality, Fortune

The Chinese zodiac, or shengxiao (/shnng-sshyao/ ‘born resembling'), is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed...

China Is Burning Books Again

Censors are on the lookout for political mistakes—even in print runs for foreigners. The year is 1925, and Shanghai is in flux. Communists, Nationalists, and...

China’s Lantern Festival 2019 : colorful lanterns

Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) period. It's Tuesday,...

Chinese Cultural Studies: Selection from Zhuangzi

Hui Shi said to Zhuangzi, "I have a large tree, of the sort people call a shu tree. Its trunk is too gnarled for...

Imperial exams in Song Dynasty

Imperial examinations were a civil service examination system in Imperial China to select candidates for the state bureaucracy. Starting with the Song dynasty, the system was regularized and developed into a roughly three-tiered...

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