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Chinese culture, Philosophy, history and language

(8 articles online)


PIN "spell" and YIN "sound"

The Pin-Yin Romanization method has generally replaced the older Wades-Giles method for attempting to romanize the Chinese language. This system has been official use since 1958 and was introduced by the People's Republic of 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.


Mandarin Concentration Game

A game of concentration with a simplified Chinese character twist


The Chinese Written Word

As one of the oldest scripts known to humankind, Chinese written language boasts a history of several thousand years. Such a long period involves many changes and developments.


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.


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