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...
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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.
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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...

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...

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,...

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