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China Religion and Philosophy

China Religion and Philosophy

Thursday, May 31, 2012 20:50

Traditionally, the three strands in Chinese religion and philosophy are Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. An eclectic approach to religion allows the three to coexist, often within a single temple. Confucianism, the first to gain real influence, can be seen ...

China Architecture

China Architecture

Thursday, May 31, 2012 20:48

For over two thousand years, the Chinese have used the same architectural model for both imperial and religious buildings. This has three elements: a platform, post-and-beam timber frames, and non-loadbearing walls. Standard features of building complexes include a front ...

Etiquette and Customs in China

Etiquette and Customs in China

Friday, April 20, 2012 8:09

Wear whatever you find comfortable. Some of the diaphanous or apparently sprayed-on clothing of younger Chinese women is more likely to surprise you than your attire will surprise them. Foreigners are stared at regardless of what they wear. Swimwear should ...

Chinese Literature Development Introduction

Chinese Literature Development Introduction

Sunday, April 15, 2012 7:03

Dating back to the sixth century BC, the earliest Chinese texts were primarily philosophic, such as the Confucian Analects and Daoist Daode Jing. History as a literary genre was not established until the Han period (206 BC-AD 220) with ...

The Gifts of Traditional Chinese Wedding

The Gifts of Traditional Chinese Wedding

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:38

What is the gift of traditional Chinese wedding... It is the first gift that the bridegroom's family to address the family of the bride. Then there are the gifts that the guests offer married. And finally, there are these that ...

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The Money of Ancient China

The Money of Ancient China

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 18:36

Ancient Chinese used copper coins. These copper coins were drilled a square hole in the center. They are usually strung together on a line. The bronze coins appeared from the seventh century BC and the heyday in the Tang ...

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Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture -- Make Paper Folding

Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture — Make Paper Folding

Sunday, February 22, 2009 17:01

Though the Chinese paper folding isn't very popular in the world, but it has a very long history. Chinese children love paper folding and enjoy making many objects with this intricate craft. Follow me learn a kind of simple ...

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Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture -- Make a Chinese Lantern

Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture — Make a Chinese Lantern

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 21:33

Lanterns are a big part of Chinese holiday celebrations. This is particularly true of the Lantern Festival, which takes place on the eve of the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month, usually in early February. On that ...

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Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture -- Make Traditional Chinese Knot

Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture — Make Traditional Chinese Knot

Sunday, February 15, 2009 18:57

The traditional Chinese knot symbolizes the happiness and lucky. It is very good embodiment of traditional Chinese culture. Real Chinese knot are tied and plaited instead of being cut. Tying a Chinese knot demands a lot of patience, but ...

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Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture -- Chinese Traditional Paper-cut

Follow Me Learn Chinese Culture — Chinese Traditional Paper-cut

Friday, February 13, 2009 19:06

The paper-cut is one of the representatives of the Chinese traditional culture. For centuries Chinese women in the rural north have been natural paper cutting artists, creating their works of art with scissors and sheets of red paper. They ...

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