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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

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Articles on Chinese Culture, Philosophy, History and Language


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


Year of the Horse

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


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.


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