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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

(20 articles online)


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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