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...

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...

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...

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,...

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