Traditional Chinese Culture

The traditional Chinese wedding has significant meanings, often characterized by particular marriage keepsakes. (Image: kanegen   via   flickr /  CC BY 2.0 )

Keepsakes in a Traditional Chinese Wedding

With a long history of 5,000 years, China’s rich cultural connotations and traditional cultural heritage are embodied in its architecture, literature, painting, calligraphy, arts, and customs. The traditional Chinese wedding also has significant meanings, often characterized by particular marriage keepsakes.

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Chinese New Year Rituals

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. Among the different Chinese dialect groups, there are many similar and different rituals for Chinese New Year celebrations, though much of these rich traditional cultures, rituals,…

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The Origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, is one of the oldest and most popular traditional Chinese festivals. This…

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Keepsakes in a Traditional Chinese Wedding

With a long history of 5,000 years, China’s rich cultural connotations and traditional cultural heritage are embodied in its architecture, literature, painting, calligraphy, arts, and customs. The traditional Chinese wedding…

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The Guqin: The Instrument of the Sages

The guqin, or qin, is a seven-stringed classical musical instrument that is a relative of the zither family and has a history in China of about 5,000 years.

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Origin and Brief History of the Moon Cake

The Mid-Autumn Festival usually falls in September or early October. In China, moon cakes have blanketed markets. Were it not for the Mid-Autumn Festival and its traditions, moon cakes may…

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Chinese New Year Rituals

Like many traditional Chinese festivities, Chinese New Year is rich in customs and rituals. Among the different Chinese dialect groups, there are many similar and different rituals for Chinese New…

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The Legend of the Dragon Boat Festival

Most Chinese festivals are based on generations-old legends that are passed on. These festivals are celebrated, not just for enjoyment, but more for the preservation of traditions and heritage. The…

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Yearning to Learn About Chinese Culture

Why is a famous Western vocalist willing to start from scratch to learn how to sing Chinese songs? What are his feelings and experiences in singing these songs? Stephen Mullan…

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An Ancient Chinese Story About a Donkey

Historic Chinese tales nearly always have strange characters and exciting plots. Talking animals, magic heavenly beings, dragons, and ghosts — to name just a few — are used to teach a lesson within a…