Culture

Kyoto deemed to preserve its ancient past as a living reminder to all of Japan’s magnificent cultural legacy. (Image: Vision Times)

Kyoto: A Cultural Expedition

Strolling through this historical city featuring a concentration of the Sui and Tang dynasties, you will feel at one with the ancient souls who once inhabited this great land. When you listen to the ancient stories, you will understand the…

Made in Italy. (Image: courtesy of Laura Cozzolino)

What makes an Italian?

When thinking of Italy and Italians, what immediately comes to people’s minds are pizza, pasta, fashion, cars, and mafia. But what makes an Italian? As a proud “member of this species,” I have been trying to find the best possible…

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Kyoto: A Cultural Expedition

Strolling through this historical city featuring a concentration of the Sui and Tang dynasties, you will feel at one with the ancient souls who once inhabited this great land. When…

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A Peek Into China’s Culture of Chopsticks

The Chinese never traditionally used forks or knives for eating food. Instead, they have been using chopsticks for centuries. To accommodate the usage of chopsticks, Chinese cuisine has developed dishes…

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The Importance of Chinese Culture

Chinese culture is important, as it plays a significant role in defining every aspect of a Chinese individual’s life. This includes the way the individual conducts business, how one treats…

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What makes an Italian?

When thinking of Italy and Italians, what immediately comes to people’s minds are pizza, pasta, fashion, cars, and mafia. But what makes an Italian? As a proud “member of this…

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The Cradle of Craft Innovation in Taiwan

Located in Nantou County’s Caotun Township in central Taiwan, the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRD) is an agency of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture. The purpose of the NTCRD is…

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A Peasant Woman’s Wisdom

There is a farmers market every day in China — if farmers or people from a village have more produce than their family can eat, they often sell the excess…

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A Chinese Idiom: Uncollectible Spilled Water

An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words, but that has a separate meaning of its own. Idioms stand out as shining pearls…

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The Unique Hakka Festival

Every year around the middle of the seventh lunar month, it is the time for the Hakka people in Taiwan to observe the Hakka Yimin Festival. The event has been…