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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

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Articles on Chinese Culture, Philosophy, History and Language


Chinese Papercuts

The Chinese Folk Art of Papercutting


How to Appreciate Chinese Brush Painting

There are many intriguing aspects to examine in Chinese Painting--the painting technique, the poetry, the calligraphy, the seal, the painter´s central image and theme as well as his or her mounting skills.


Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The history and tales about the Autumn moon festival in China, and the birth of mooncakes.


Year of the Horse

According to the Chinese tradition, the horse has great capacity for both good and evil.


Chinese Chopsticks

The first recorded reference to Chinese chopsticks was in Li Ji or The Book of Rites, which dates to the beginning of the Christian Era. However, it is commonly believed that the history of chopsticks is much older...


Tea Made with Skill and Patience

The word ‘Gongfu’ in Chaozhou Gongfu Tea can mean ‘skill’ or ‘patience.’ It is named partly because the tea making process is time-consuming and requires some skill to make tea.


Chinese Tea Eggs

Sometimes referred to as marbelized eggs, Chinese tea eggs are pleasant to look at, simple to make, and even easier to serve.


Finger Tapping: A Southern Custom

You will notice in some Chinese restaurants, especially those serving southern style food and Dim Sum, patrons will often tap their fingers on the table when receiving a refill of tea. There is a quaint story about how this custom became popular


The Seventh Day of the Seventh Moon

The Double 7th Festival is on the seventh day of the seventh moon of the Chinese lunar year. Nowadays, it is not widely celebrated, but there is such a touching romance story behind the festival that every Chinese, young or aged, knows it to its smallest triviality.


Chinese Painting

The traditional Chinese painting is a shining artistic pearl in human history, but may have as a mysterious beginning as human life itself. Some paintings, more specifically the prehistoric rock engravings or sculptures, remain a riddle to modern people


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