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...
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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...

Culture Insider: Traditional Spring Festival customs

Spring Festival, which falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, is the most important festival in China and a time for...
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Butterfly Lovers

The Butterfly Lovers is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story of a pair of lovers, Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台),...

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...

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...

US centres of Chinese studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (费正清中国研究中心)at Harvard University is a post-graduate research center promoting the study of modern and contemporary China from a social...
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Ancient Chinese architecture

Chinese architecture has a time-honored history and great achievement. The Chinese ancient architecture is one of the important parts of art appreciation. As to...

Costumes of Ethnic Minorities

China is a multi-ethnic country with 56 ethnics. Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Yunnan province, Ningxia Hui autonomous region are the main ethnic habitations in...

About Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. It is closely linked to Taoism. The term feng shui...

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