China Puts a Hitch in the Step of ‘Dancing Grannies’

By ANDREW JACOBS The offenders usually emerge at dusk, occupying prime real estate in public plazas or parks as they sashay to treacly Chinese pop tunes...
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Dai people at Banna and their Water-splashing Festival

Xishuangbanna is the home of the Dai people. The region sits at a lower altitude than most of Yunnan, and borders closely on tropical...

Chinese family values in Australia

by Anita S. Mak and Helen Chan Chinese settlement in Australia has a long history, beginning soon after the discovery of gold in Australia in...

Influence of Buddhism in Ancient Chinese Arts

Buddhism arrived in China around the 1st century AD (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through...

China’s Soft-Power Fail

By Adam Minter On Oct. 1, the Toronto District School Board became the latest high-profile North American educational institution to sever ties with the Confucius Institutes,...

Women in Traditional China

In China from very early times, men have been seen as the core of the family. The ancestors to whom a Shang or Zhou...

UN celebrates Chinese Language Day with calligraphy show, cultural performances

"If you can speak Chinese and can write Chinese characters, you can get to know China better," Stephen A. Orlins, an expert on U.S.-China...

Guanxi in a business context

Guanxi is a Chinese term, generally translated as "networks" or "connections," that is increasing discussed in Western business circles and among academics studying such...
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Shaolin Kungfu: training schools

There are many of different schools of Shaolin kung fu with different approaches. Even at the Shaolin temple, considered as its birthplace, training schedules...

Business culture: doing business in China

Austrade’s partners at Asialink Business have identified the following tips for maintaining good business etiquette in China: Never publicly criticise or contradict anyone, refer to...

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