Traditional Chinese Culture

Confucius lived in the State of Lu during the Spring and Autumn Period (770–476 B.C.) in the later part of the Zhou Dynasty. (Image:  Kevinsmithnyc  via   wikimedia /  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng (an official title) Mao (少正卯) with the death penalty. Some considered the punishment to be too…

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Upholding Integrity

Confucius was once a SiKou (司寇), similar to a Minister of Justice. On the seventh day in this post, he punished a local Shaozeng (an official title) Mao (少正卯) with…

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The Legend of 3 Little Swallows and the Son of Zhou

The Soushen Ji is a legendary Chinese novel. It is a compilation of Chinese legends, short stories, and hearsay regarding Chinese gods, Chinese ghosts, and other supernatural phenomena. Soushen Ji can be…

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Stories of a Mother’s Love

In Chinese culture from ancient times up to today, there are records of compassionate mothers. Here are few mothers worth remembering who have been included in Shen Yun’s performances.

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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…