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...

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...

Luxun as a cultural icon

Lu Xun(鲁迅), formerly also romanized Lu Hsün, was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), a leading figure...

Chinese Birthday Customs for Newborns

Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family bloodline continuously running....
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Ancient China’s “Virtuous” Women: Three Obediences and Four Virtues

“Female virtue schools” have been known to make headlines in China’s media. In the name of spreading Chinese traditional culture, they promoted “virtues” like “never quarrel...

Classical Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, and while soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has...

Chinese Fan

China has its profound fan culture, which has the close relationship with the bamboo culture and Buddhism. It is hard to say the exact...

Chinese opera

Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China. It...

Chinese Imperial Dressing

Longpao is Chinese imperial dressing with yellow color and dragon emblem. In ancient feudal society, it is easy for people to be distinguished from...

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...

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