Chinese Gift-Giving Etiquette

Not only is the choice of gift important in Chinese culture, but how much you spend on it, how you wrap it, and how...

Why Chinese parents don’t say I love you

One of my parents’ favourite ice-breakers is, “So, have you eaten?” It doesn’t matter what time of day it is or which meal, specifically....

Culture Insider: How did ancient Chinese people find their lovers?

Opportunities during festivals Ancient Chinese still had certain freedoms to get married to people they liked, rather than being completely manipulated by their parents or...

Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths

Picture: Chen Shu, the president of the China Association of Mammoth Ivory Art Research, has a large collection of mammoth ivory carved objects and...

Dudou: Ancient Chinese Underwear

There are several styles of ancient Chinese underwear from different time periods and inspired by various fashion tastes. There is the xieyi, which is a...

Dragon Boat Festival

The 5th day of the 5th lunar month is the Duanwu Festival, or the Dragon Boat Festival, which is celebrated everywhere in China. The...

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...
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Chinese acrobats

Chinese variety art (Chinese: 雜技藝術) refers to a wide range of acrobatic acts, balancing acts and other demonstrations of physical skill traditionally performed by...

British and Chinese: Divided by culture?

By Paul Moss The World Tonight The Queen caused an international stir when she was caught on camera describing a Chinese delegation as "rude". But was...

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...

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