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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

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Articles on Chinese Culture, Philosophy, History and Language


The Chinese Abacus

In Asian countries it is not unusual to see shopkeepers and street vendors using an abacus to calculate invoices, especially where electricity is not convenient. Here you can learn how to read and work with this ancient invention.


The Mysterious Iron Balls of Baoding

How much do you know about those little chrome plated exercise balls from China? Just what I thought... they are good for you. Well, here the author wants to know more and searches until he finds some answers.


Terracotta Army Gets Dose of Modern Medicine

After surviving 2,200 years, China's famed army is now being attacked...


Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

The story behind the miniature art form and its status in today's China.


Year of the Snake

According to the Chinese tradition, the snake is the astrological companion to the dragon, or the Yin to the Dragon's Yang force.


Bu Xie Cotton Shoes

In modern China, amidst the stylish Italian leather pumps and Nike sneakers, the traditional Bu Xie cotton shoes remain popular with all age groups.


Lotus Flowers in Winter

In China, thousands of stories and parables help shape the culture. Here is a sample short story from the 17th century by famous author, Pu Songling.


Chinese Document Boxes

These ancient boxes served important functions in everyday Chinese life... now they have become collectable antiques and beautiful additions to any modern East or Western decor.


Idioms

Chinese Idioms are a unique vision into the minds of the people. All cultures have idioms and we're sure you will recognize the similarities as well as the differences between theirs and yours.


Western Fast Foods in China

China answers the Big Mac with its own version


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