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...

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...

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,...

Ethnic Miao village

The Miao ethnic minority group population has grown extensively in South China (including Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei, and Hainan provinces) and surrounding...

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...

Learn about the “biggest” book in China

The Siku Quanshu, variously translated as the Complete Library in Four Sections, Imperial Collection of Four, Emperor's Four Treasuries, Complete Library in Four Branches...

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...

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...

Shadow Play

The shadow play is a typical traditional entertainment that has survived and thrived over the centuries. It is also one of the earliest arts...

Chinese culture after the Cultural Revolution

Written by Angela Stanzel. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (文化大革命), initiated by Mao Zedong as part of China’s social and political transformation in 1966, changed the...

Editor's Pick

Chinese New Year Taboos

Chinese New Year Decorations


Traditional Chinese music

Chinese dragon

Qingming Festival


Huangmei Opera


Chinese variety art


Legend of the White Snake

Women in Traditional China


Butterfly Lovers