Chinese Culture

Reena Augustine (5th from the left on the front line) flew all the way from Australia to Taiwan as a volunteer teaching at an International Summer English Camp on July 9-13, 2018. (Image: Changhua Parent Union Advisory Council)

An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to celebrate the diversity of Brisbane’s communities and emphasizing the appreciation…

As China opens up its economy to foreign investment, local businesses are likely to blend Confucian ideals with western business practices. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Quality of Life Under China’s Economic Boom

China’s economy has undergone tremendous changes; however, with this growth, the quality of life of individuals has eroded with the changing times. Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life. It observes…

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Chinese Youth and Moral Priorities

Over the past few decades, dramatic changes have taken place in China’s moral fabric. Two studies looked at how the current Chinese youth are influenced by modern and traditional values.

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How the Winter Solstice Is Celebrated in China

In traditional Chinese agrarian culture, the year was divided up into 24 solar terms, each one marking a different phase of religious life and farm work. The solstices and equinoxes…

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An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to…

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Quality of Life Under China’s Economic Boom

China’s economy has undergone tremendous changes; however, with this growth, the quality of life of individuals has eroded with the changing times. Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and…

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Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan

When I chatted with my friend who immigrated to Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, he said he liked the Taiwanese. I asked him why. He said that the Taiwanese…

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The 8 Cardinal Virtues in a Human’s Life

The Eight Virtues refer to 忠 (zhōng), 孝 (xiào), 仁 (rén), 愛 (ài), 信 (xìn), 義 (yì), 和 (hé), and 平 (píng), which are the criteria that Confucius left for…

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The Joy of a Tanggu Drum Performance

The Tanggu drum (堂鼓), which literally means ceremonial hall drum, is also called the Tang Dynasty drum (唐鼓), as it is believed that Tanggu was invented during the Tang Dynasty. It…

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The Joy of the Chinese Waist Drum Dance

The waist drum dance is part of traditional Chinese folklore, and is commonly seen on various Chinese festive occasions. It originated in northwest China over 1,000 years ago, and it’s believed…