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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

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Articles on Chinese Culture, Philosophy, History and Language


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.


Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

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


Popcorn: A Tasty Chinese Snack

Chinese were making popcorn in the Song Dynasty (960-1127BC).


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.


Terracotta Army Gets Dose of Modern Medicine

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


The Butterfly Dream

To students of Daoism, Zhuangzi's Butterfly Dream is perhaps the best parable and has been the topic of philosophical discussions for centuries.


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.


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.


Western Fast Foods in China

China answers the Big Mac with its own version


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