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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

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Articles on Chinese Culture, Philosophy, History and Language


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


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


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.


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.


Inside Painted Snuff Bottles

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


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.


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