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Legend of the White Snake

The Legend of the White Snake, also known as Madame White Snake, is a Chinese legend which existed in oral tradition long before any...
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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...

The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Jie, was celebrated at the fifteen day of the first lunar month. It marks the end of...

Chinese Wedding Dress

Totally different with western wedding attire, China has her own special wedding attire. Generally speaking, Chinese wedding dress is basically around theme of good...

Chinese 12-Year Animal Zodiac

Different from western 12 constellations, Chinese people have their own 12 , which is Chinese zodiac. Chinese zodiac, known as Shengxiao or Shuxiang, is...

Oath of the Peach Garden

The Oath of the Peach Garden is a fictional event in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. This event...

China’s Traditional Cultural Values

The cultural values of a country influence its national psychology and identity. Citizens’ values and public opinions are conveyed to state leaders through the...

Teenager’s Prom Dress Stirs Furor in U.S. — but Not in China

When Keziah Daum wore a Chinese-style dress to her high school prom in Utah, it set off an uproar — but not because of...

National flowers of China

Unlike some other countries, China doesn't have a national flower. Many people favor the peony, which is often said to be the unofficial national...

Chinese City With a Russian Past Struggles to Preserve Its Legacy

HARBIN, China — When he first arrived in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin in 1984 to attend university, Bu Chong was stunned to...

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