Chinese Culture

Fragments of Confucian Lore

On The Order of Things On Truth and Sincerity On Virtue and Moral Courage On Heaven and the Spiritual On the Path -...

I Ching Translated by James Legge

I Ching (Yi Jing, the Book of Changes) was translated by Dr. James Legge of Oxford University in 1882. Introduction ☴ ☱ The Yi Jing (Book of Changes)...

Selection of Chinese tales

About Chinese Folktales Chinese tales are many and varied. Myths, legends, fables are among them. Some come down to us from ancient Taoist writers like...

Lin Yutang quotations

From Between Tears and Laughter Nothing impresses me more in American civilization than the fact that soap here is good and cheap and available to...

Lin Yutang on the Importance of Living

The scholar, Taoist, and modernist Lin Yutang wrote The Importance of Living to express his highly subjective, personal feelings and advocate a practical and enjoyable simple...

Meng Haoran – poet of the Tang Dynasty

Meng Haoran (孟浩然 689/691–740) was a major Tang dynasty poet, and a somewhat older contemporary of Wang Wei, Li Bai and Du Fu. Meng Haoran was born in Xiangyang, south of the Han...

Wang Changling – poet of the Tang Dynasty

Wang Changling (王昌齡; 698–756) was a major Tang dynasty poet. His courtesy name was Shaobo (少伯). Wang was originally from Taiyuan in present-day Shanxi province, according to the editors of the Three Hundred Tang...
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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.

China ‘copycat’ buildings: Government clamps down on foreign imitations

From English towns, to Alpine villages, to the Eiffel Tower - copies of foreign architecture can be seen across China. But now the government is...

From the Tract of the Quiet Way, Yin Chih Wen

Introduction Below are extracted ideas and concerns, mainly from the original foreword. Selections and arrangement are by TK. Below is The Quiet Way, Yin Chih Wen, with...
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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,...

Kuaishou and Tiktok: most popular Chinese video sharing apps

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...

Coronavirus, Stigma, & Chinese Culture

Given the wide circulation of the New York Times, many Silicon Valley residents have probably read an opinion piece titled "Why Did the Coronavirus...

Chinese folktales

Robber Chih (On Right and Wrong) Right and wrong in the eyes of ordinary kings and great robbers might be rooted in might first, and...

Brooklyn Nets hosts Chinese culture night in New York

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Brooklyn Nets hosted Chinese culture night on Wednesday at the team's home arena Barclays Center in New...

Chuang Tzu – translations by Lin Yutang

Free and Easy Wandering The fish of the north was changed into a bird so that it could start for the south In the northern ocean...

Some wise words from the Tao Te Ching

1 The way that can be told of is hardly an eternal, absolute, unvarying one; The name that can be coded and given is no...
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Chinese variety art

Chinese variety art (杂技艺术) refers to a wide range of acrobatic acts, balancing acts and other demonstrations of physical skill traditionally performed by a troupe in China. Many of...

Chinese opera in the Yuan Dynasty

Zaju, the opera popular in the Yuan Dynasty, represents a period in the development of the Chinese Opera. Zaju provided entertainment through a synthesis of recitations of...

Arts in ceramics and porcelains of Ming Dynasty

The period of Ming Dynasty was also renowned for its ceramics and porcelains. The major production center for porcelain was the imperial kilns at...

Classic Chinese Novels in the Ming Dynasty

Literature, painting, poetry, music, and Chinese opera of various types flourished during the Ming dynasty, especially in the economically prosperous lower Yangzi valley. The most striking literary development was the...

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...

Manchu Han Imperial Feast

Manhan Quanxi, literally Manchu Han Imperial Feast, was one of the grandest meals ever documented in Chinese cuisine. It consisted of at least 108 unique...

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...

In The Name Of Confucius: How China Is Invading Western Universities With Communist Propaganda

Fifteen years ago, I travelled to Qufu, the birthplace of China's most famous philosopher, Confucius, who lived from 551-479 BC. I had lived in...

About teachers

In ancient times those who wanted to learn would seek out a teacher, one who could propagate the doctrine,  impart professional knowledge,and resolve doubts.Since no...

Moonlight over the Lotus Pond

It has been rather disquieting these days. Tonight, when I was sitting in the yard enjoying the cool, it occurred to me that the...

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...

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine Chinese medicine is a rich medical system that has existed in some form for more than 3,000 years. The earliest found writings – on...

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...

Chinese netizens confused, disappointed over censorship of Year of the Pig symbol

China's annual New Year's gala is meant to usher in the Year of the Pig, but the state broadcaster largely censored all words and...

Will China’s hit period drama ‘Yanxi Palace’ face censorship?

China's hugely successful period dramas could be facing increased scrutiny from the Communist Party and its ever-widening dragnet of cultural censorship. In the spotlight is...

Culture and society of the Warring States Period

The Warring States period was an era of warfare in ancient China, as well as bureaucratic and military reforms and consolidation; the major states,...

Chinese New Year Taboos

The Spring Festival is a time of celebration. It’s to welcome the new year with a smile and let the fortune and happiness continue...

Chinese New Year Decorations

Every year, the horrendous monster 年 (Nián) would terrorize villages. It would eat everything, from mosquitos to human beings. As time went on, the villagers realized...

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all...

Chinese ritual bronzes

Bronzes are some of the most important pieces of ancient Chinese art. The Chinese Bronze Age began in the Xia Dynasty (ca. 2070 – ca. 1600 BC), and bronze...

Oracle bone script

Oracle bone script (甲骨文) was the form of Chinese characters used on oracle bones—animal bones or turtle plastrons used in pyromantic divination—in the late 2nd millennium BCE, and is the earliest known...

Mandate of Heaven

The Mandate of Heaven or Tian Ming (天命) is a Chinese political and religious doctrine used since ancient times to justify the rule of the King or Emperor of China. According to this belief, heaven (天)—which...

Fan Zhongyan: Be the first to bear the world’s hardship, and the last to...

Fan Zhongyan is one of the most prominent figures in the Chinese history, as a founder of Neo-Confucianism and a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist, and philanthropist of...

Li Qingzhao: the most famous female poet in Song Dynasty

Li Qingzhao was born in 1084 in modern Shandong province. She was born to a family of scholar-officials, and her father was a student of the great poet Su...

Ouyang Xiu: an ideal example of the scholar-official committed to both public service and...

Ouyang Xiu was a scholar-official, essayist, historian, poet, calligrapher, and epigrapher of the Song dynasty. He is considered the central figure of the Eight Masters of the Tang...

Wang Yangming: Integration of Knowledge and Action

Wang Yangming was the leading figure in the Neo-Confucian School of Mind in Ming Dynasty. In his work about “Great...

How China controls Hollywood scripts

When was the last time you watched a movie with a Chinese villain? If you can't remember, that may not be too surprising. Take the...

In Search of the Real Thing: China’s Quest to Buy Back Its Lost Heritage

LONDON — Perceptions of the art market can often be shaped by the huge prices paid for work by the West’s most famous painters...

‘I don’t know Facebook or Twitter’: China’s Great Firewall Generation Z cut off from...

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a part of life for many 18-year-olds the world over — but not for Yuanyang Wu. Key points: China hosted...

My Mission to Record the History of China’s Leper Colonies

Due to medical advances, the number of Chinese living with leprosy has declined dramatically, but the struggles and stories of earlier generations of patients...

Chinese city ‘plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights’

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of...

Four major Chinese movies will shoot in Dubai in the next few months

Four major Chinese movies will shoot in Dubai in the coming months, China Central Television host Mimi Li revealed at the official launch of...

‘We will really miss home’: China’s Moon Festival can be lonely for international students

It's an early morning in a food court near Sydney's Chinatown district. Sitting in the corner is Annie — earphones in and looking down at...

The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap...

The new rule was taped onto doorways around town: Officials were limiting what a groom-to-be could pay for a bride. The going rate was about...

Game of Thrones-like series, The Story of Yanxi Palace, takes China by storm with...

An attempted murder by poison, vengeful scheming by those ready to do anything to achieve power, tragic love stories and plot twists that keep...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Has Soared, but It May Not Fly in China

“Crazy Rich Asians,” the first major Hollywood studio release in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the...

Understanding Chinese culture: the challenge to the West

In the past three decades, the world has observed a major transformation of China’s society, economy and position on the world stage. China has become...

China’s rebel generation and the rise of “hot words”

Mandarin Chinese is one of the most complex languages in the world. Opening a Chinese dictionary, you find around 370,000 words. That's more than...

Producers yank China’s costliest movie from screens after three meagre days at the box...

The producers of Asura, the most expensive Chinese film ever made at 750 million yuan (US$112 million), decided to pull it from theatres on Monday...

Gain Energy & Improve Overall Health with Traditional Chinese Herbs

Since 2015, China’s goals to achieve a majority of health targets have already met the U.N.’s objective for 2030. Such goals include reducing the...

China’s Red Collectors

Chairman Mao Zedong remains ever visible in contemporary China. He is printed on money, his image overlooks Tiananmen Square, and keepsakes from his era...

Chinese celebrity ‘academies’ are turning young women’s internet fame into profit

How would you like to earn millions by flaunting your lifestyle on social media? Key points: China's 'internet celebrity economy' is expected to surpass $21...

‘Not your prom dress’: why a Chinese dress set off a cultural debate about...

Yet again a dress has sparked a furious debate over cultural appropriation in the US, this time after a high school graduate wore a qipao,...

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...

Under Siege review – aesthetic triumph as historic Chinese battle danced to vivid life

Thousands of scissors hang from the ceiling. At first, it feels like the canopy of a strange, silvery forest. It seems to breathe –...

‘My parents say hurry up and find a girl’: China’s millions of lonely ‘leftover...

By 2020 there will be 30 million more young men than women in China. In a one-party state that values social stability above all,...

Dog dressed in human clothes sits on throne at Chinese worshipping festival

The world ruled by dogs may seem like an impracticable utopia for canine lovers, but in China they have turned that doggy dream into...

China’s history by the communist full of traps and contradictions

What happened in China in 1949? Was it “liberation” (解放) from a corrupt regime and two centuries of foreign domination? Or was it a...

The Grave of “China’s Shakespeare” Has Been Found

One of 42 Ming-era graves unearthed in Fuzhou is believed to belong to Tang Xianzu, who penned ‘The Peony Pavilion’. Archaeologists in China’s Jiangxi Province...

Are young Chinese liberalizing as China’s political leaders crack down?

One way to think about a century is to look at the generations that will shape it, and how their influences and expectations are...

Attractive Chinese Girls are Everywhere Across the Country, and the World

Attractive Chinese girls are everywhere you look… in China, in the US and in most overseas cities where there is an established Chinese population. Yet,...

Dating Chinese Women: 12 Ways to Gain an Advantage

Dating Chinese women may not be as easy as you think—so here are 12 great articles which will help you get that key advantage...

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...

How One Company Brought Traditional Chinese Medicine To The Modern World And Made Billions

The aerosol cans rolling along an assembly line at a Yunnan Baiyao factory in southwest China tell you everything you need to know about...
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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...

學記 – Xue Ji

《礼记》之学记,Also known as: "Record on the subject of education" When a ruler is concerned that his measures should be in accordance with law, and seeks...

Establishment of Government

《尚书》立政 - Establishment of Government The duke of Zhou spoke to the following effect:'With our hands to our heads and our heads to the ground,...

Connecting to nature, culture on China’s sacred Mount Tai

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength," Oprah Winfrey said. With those words in mind, I wished myself good luck and began to...

大學 – Da Xue

Also known as: "The great learning" What the Great Learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the...

中庸 – Zhong Yong

Also known as: "The state of equilibrium and harmony" What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The...

The Communist Party is redefining what it means to be Chinese

And is glossing over its own history of mauling Chinese culture. CHILDREN sit with straight backs chanting in loud voices from the Dizi Gui, a classic...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 4

Chapter 10 Terrain Sunzi said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) entangling ground; (3) temporizing ground; (4) narrow passes;...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 3

Chapter 7 Maneuvering Sunzi said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign. Having collected an army and concentrated his forces, he must blend...

THE ART OF WAR BY SUN WU – 2

Chapter 4 Tactical Dispositions Sunzi said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of...

The Art of War by Sun Wu – 1

Chapter 1 Laying Plans Sunzi said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a...

Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 3

Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 3 When his father or mother is ill, (a young man) who has been capped should not use...

Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2

A great officer or (other) officer should go out or in at the ruler's doors, on the right of the middle post, without treading...

Summary of the Rules of Propriety -part 1

Selected from 《曲禮》 The Summary of the Rules of Propriety says: Always and in everything let there be reverence; with the deportment grave as when...

In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest

A 100-foot statue depicting a Chinese deity was covered with an enormous sheet this past weekend in East Java Province, Indonesia, after Muslims threatened to...

China’s Pretty Boys Find a New Gig: Propaganda Films

BEIJING — Commissioned by the government to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army, China’s latest propaganda film was meant...

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...

The Analects-Weizheng

為政 - To be a government official The Master said, "He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north...

Chinese county to ‘name and shame’ grooms who give their bride expensive gifts, hold...

A Chinese county is to name and shame families who hold lavish weddings and shower the bride with huge gifts, in what appears to be the...

The Analects: 學而 – Xue Er

The Master said, "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from...

Chinese museum offers $19,000 for every word decoded from mysterious ancient prophecy texts

AN oracle cast this bone 3000 years ago to predict an uncertain future. Now a museum is offering a $19,000 reward for every word...

Sacred Lakes Threatened by China’s Growing Capital

LAKE BAIYANGDIAN, China — A few hours by car south of Beijing is a delicate string of lakes and ponds famous over the centuries...

When Young Chinese Ask, “What’s Your Sign?” They Don’t Mean Dragon or Rat

China, the birthplace of the Chinese zodiac and some of the world's oldest and most sophisticated fortunetelling techniques, has a new obsession: Western astrology. What...

Three new Chinese novels reveal the time China lost its moral compass

Modern China was built on the nearly 30 ruthless years of Mao's rule. The country's elite – the "literati" of educated small landowners who...

Why the US doesn’t understand Chinese thought – and must

The need for the U.S. to understand China is obvious. The Chinese economy is on track to become the largest in the world by...

A Cleanup of ‘Holes in the Wall’ in China’s Capital

When China’s leaders began the hurly-burly transition to a market economy, they encouraged dislocated workers to take up their own entrepreneurial pursuits. Many of...

China’s Online Reading Craze Is So Big It’s Challenging Amazon’s Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories....

China’s Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism

MAO MOUNTAIN, China — Far from the smog-belching power plants of nearby cities, on a hillside covered in solar panels and blossoming magnolias, Yang...

Flight attendants in China have been given a new designer look

Flight attendants just got more stylish. Harking back to the golden age of flying, when hopping on board a plane was a truly glamorous pursuit,...

Unesco heritage listing sparks Tibetan resettlement fears

Tibetan rights groups have criticised the UN's cultural body for listing a plateau in China as a Unesco World Heritage site. They say the move...

Is a Buddhist Group Changing China? Or Is China Changing It?

YIXING, China — For most of her life, Shen Ying was disappointed by the world she saw around her. She watched China’s economic rise...

The World’s Art Factory Is in Jeopardy

A so-called Chinese “urban village,” Dafen once produced an estimated 60 percent of all the world’s oil paintings. During its heyday—when the village’s reputation...

Chinese dragon

Historically, the dragon was associated with the Emperor of China and used a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of Han dynasty Liu...

Chinese guardian lions

Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of...

Farmers in China have created incredibly beautiful art in rice paddies

Rice farmers in China have carefully planted their harvest to create a vast stretch of 3D masterpieces. Every year the farmers in Shenyang, the capital...

Want fame and fortune? China’s internet celebrity business offers both

Whether they know it or not, the millions of WeChat users who tap on their smartphones for the latest data everyday are generating millions...

Want More Traditional Chinese Fare? Panda Express Says: Give Us A Try

While many Americans are familiar with dishes like egg foo young, there are Chinese-American and Chinese immigrant communities throughout the country where foods like...

Watching porn on China’s censored internet is an infinitely evolving cat-and-mouse game

Pornography is strictly forbidden in China. Those who produce, disseminate, or sell “obscene materials” could be jailed for life, according to the country’s criminal...

Teen idol joins millions taking China’s grueling gaokao exam

Millions of Chinese high schoolers will take the country's grueling two-day college entrance examination starting Wednesday, competing to get into the country's top universities. But...

Prayers before China’s “gaokao” exam season

The air crackles with anticipation in China's tiny eastern town of Maotanchang ahead of the "gaokao", the annual national college entrance exam more than...

Evolution of “Gaokao” essay topics mirrors changes of China

After this year's national college entrance exams, Gan Fubao will have collected all 40 exam papers since the exams resumed in 1977. Gan, 70, from...

What is Gaokao? Why is it so important?

A total of 9.4 million Chinese high school students, just a little less than the population of Sweden, began to take the annual 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...

Chinese culture in spotlight on Silk Road cruiseliner

ROME, May 22 (Xinhua) -- A cultural program called Silk Road Stories made its debut on board the Majestic Princess, a new cruise ship...

US-China Ties in Arts and Education Deepen

On the political and military front, U.S.-China relations have been an often-tense dance between governments. However, in arts and education, many say the relationship...

Putting China’s potent national drink, the fiery Baijiu, back on the drinks list

China's national drink, baijiu, is a clear, potent spirit that can range anywhere between 40-70 per cent in alcohol content. Last year more than 5...

How Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Became an Enemy of the State

Ai Weiwei's provocative art has gotten him harassed by police, thrown in detention and driven out of China. But in order to be relevant,...

Cultural Exchange on the Silk Road

The Silk Road did not only promote commodity exchange but also cultural. For example, Buddhism as one of the religions of the Kushan kingdom...

M.M.A. Fighter’s Pummeling of Tai Chi Master Rattles China

BEIJING — For weeks, the mixed martial arts fighter Xu Xiaodong had been taunting masters of the traditional Chinese martial arts, dismissing them as...

Saving China’s abandoned Tulou homes

Looking like a design amalgamation of a Roman coliseum and a doughnut, tulou buildings, found in China's southwest Fujian province, are some of the...

China Is Building a Disney World for Wine

Changyu, China's winemaking powerhouse, is building French-style chateaus and Italianate castles around the country—and an entire "Wine City"—to encourage the country's passion for the grape.   At Chateau...

China’s Forbidden City treasures now for the masses

BEIJING — At China’s five century old Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, 16 million visitors a year navigate through its numerous halls...

Chinese Composer Plays From Rural Roots to Serenade Oscars, Golden Lions

At the turn of the millennium, the surprise blockbuster hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took American and European awards shows by storm. For Tan...

How China Influenced Western Classical Music

Western classical music has made its way into concert halls and conservatories in most major cities in China. It has also crept into traditional...

Chinese silk: how is it made?

Silk is a delicately woven product made from the protein fibers of the mulberry silkworm cocoon. Silk production is a lengthy process that needs...

China taking on Wikipedia with its own online encyclopaedia

More than 20,000 scholars involved in country’s biggest publication project. China has employed tens of thousands of scholars to write an internet version of its...

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...

Top 10 Charming Beauties in Ancient China

China has been home to a lot of beautiful women since ancient times, some women were not only beautiful but showed unparallelled wit and...

Harvard China Forum kicks off as experts call for enhanced China-U.S. cooperation

The 20th Harvard China Forum (HCF) kicked off in Boston Friday, as international relations experts called for enhanced China-U.S. cooperation in the future. Themed "Sharing...

Web novels take readers into a whole new world

Some stories include hundreds of chapters, and fans are willing to pay for access to these fantastical journeys Both study magic in school, wield it...

Teacher rewrites hundreds of ancient stories

Some consider Huang Qiaoyan to be the Chinese equivalent of the German Brothers Grimm. That is because the middle school teacher in Guangdong province's Dongguan...

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...

Why writer Mo Yan thinks his Nobel Prize was a blessing and a curse

The Chinese novelist’s profile was massively raised by winning the literature prize, but he has struggled to write since, he says. Chinese Nobel Prize for...

Ivanka Trump is a ‘goddess’ in China

IN AMERICA, she’s simply first daughter Ivanka Trump. But in China, President Trump’s second-oldest kid is fast becoming a cult figure — complete with an...

‘Bringing stories together’: 14 China-Australia film co-productions announced in Beijing

A delegation of Australian film industry leaders visiting Beijing have announced a series of new feature film co-productions between Australia and China. The collaborations...

Kunming culture highlights

Kunming, reputedly "Spring City", is endowed with time honored history, favorable climate as well as profound culture. The magnificent Stone Forest, fragrant flowers, amazing...

Tibetan culture and traditions

The immense plateau of Tibet is sparsely populated and they are mainly categorized as Drogpas(Nomads) and Shingpas(Farmers), due the its geographical and natural condition,...

US Movie Agency Looks to Play Bigger Role in China

Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency is looking for more lights, camera, action in China, expanding its footprint through a partnership with CMC Capital Partners. Creative...

Xiangxiong Cultural Festival in Ngari

We know that August is the high season of Tibet tour, with ceremony of the hilarious Tibetan traditional festival Shoton and Horse Racing Festival....

Chinese ethnic groups: Naxi Minority

General Information With a rough population of 320,000, the ethnic group of Nakhi, or Naxi mainly inhabit in Yunnan Province in southern China. The largest...

Chinese Ethnic Groups: Bai Minority

Population and Location of the Bai Ethnic Minority There are approximately 185,800 people who’s nationality is Bai. This population lives primarily in the following areas:...

How transgender dancer Jin Xing conquered Chinese TV

She hosts country’s most-watched talk show and made a splash with controversial matchmaking show Jin Xing, the first person in China to have her transgender...

Hit China Series Takes Page from BBC With Recycled Letters

“We were young and fought for the future together. As a wife, I got more loneliness from him than happiness, but as his fan,...

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...

Beijing Brown: An Indian Comic Artist Explores Between the Lines

At a café in Beixinqiao, an emergent hipster enclave in Beijing, Krish Raghav gushes about his love for the Chinese capital — until the...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Education

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. Although the first recorded history of Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back over two...

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The Twenty-Four Solar Terms Knowledge of time and practices developed in China through observation of the sun's annual motion The 24 solar terms is a gross...

History of Chinese Opera

Since the time of the Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712-755), who created the first national opera troupe called the "Pear Garden," Chinese opera has...

Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology

The Eight Immortals (八仙) are a group of legendary immortals in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器)...

Did You Catch All the Ways Hollywood Pandered to China This Year?

It’s hardly a well-kept secret that the booming Chinese box office is having an impact on the way Hollywood blockbusters are being made. The...
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Lin Daiyu

Lin Daiyu (林黛玉; Pinyin: Lín Dàiyù) is one of the principal characters of Cao Xueqin's classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber. She...

Meaning of Worshiping the Moon

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calendar—essentially the night of a full moon—which falls...

Life Stories of Lu Dongbin

Lü Dongbin (呂洞賓, born 796) was a Tang Dynasty Chinese scholar and poet who has been elevated to the status of an immortal in the Chinese...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Yuepao apps and casual sex culture

Written by Haiqing Yu. “Every technological innovation creates deviant as well as respectable possibilities.” So opens an essay written by Charles Edgley and Kenneth Kiser...

Colorful Chinese Clothing in different nationalities

As a vital part of Chinese civilization, traditional clothing plays an important role in the country's history and culture. Their basic features are cross-collar, wrapping...

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...
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Spring River in the Flower Moon Night

Zhang Ruoxu (張若虛) was a Chinese poet of the early Tang dynasty from Yangzhou in modern Jiangsu province. He is best known for "Spring...
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The Story of Lady Meng Jiang

Lady Meng Jiang or Meng Jiang Nü (孟姜女), is a Chinese tale, with many variations. Later versions are set in the Qin dynasty, when...

Dunhuang heritage still alive in new age

As a world-renowned sacred Buddhist site, there is almost too much to explore in the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Gansu province. The exquisite sculptures...
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Huangmei tone: Eighteen miles away

Huangmei or Huangmei tone (黃梅戲 or 黃梅調) originated as a form of rural folksong and dance that has been in existence for the last...

History and Character of Chinese Clothing

We will introduce the brief history of the development of Chinese costume. China has many ethnic groups with a long history while Han people dominate...

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...

Two Techniques in Traditional Chinese paintings

About:Part of Eight Views of Xiaoxiang, an imaginary tour through Xiao-xiang by Li Shi (李氏), 12th century scroll, 30 x 400 cm. Ink on...

Chinese kite and Qingming Festival

The Qingming Festival (April 4th) is a good time for kite flying. Some folklorists hold that one of the main reasons ancient people invented...

Health Starts with the Mind(1)

Confucius said, “Once a person reaches his fifties, he shall know about the law of heavens.” This means everyone has his own fate. Our body, this...

Chinese Calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy is a classic national symbol of Chinese traditional cultural art in the past five thousand years history. Chinese calligraphy is written by...

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...