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  • Chinese Folk Toys
    Popular Chinese Folk Toys As an indispensable part of traditional folk art, toys are a unique expression of the long and uninterrupted Chinese history. Compared with other artistic works such as jade or silver wares, toys are easier to make and more widely available to the majority of people. To make toys, people tend to ut... Read more>>
  • Chinese Fireworks
    Light Fireworks, Follow Chinese Tradition In the Eve of Chinese Spring Festival, the sparklers flit across the dark night, and the crackle renews the charm of spring. Every Chinese child raises the head and stand target="_blank" title="China">China of gunpowder. The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to some 2,000 years ago in ... Read more>>
  • Chopsticks
    The History and Use of Chopsticks Chopsticks originated in ancient China as early as the Shang Dynasty (1766-1122 BCE). Up till now, China has had a history of at least 3,000 years to have meals with chopsticks. Chopsticks seems quite simple with only two small and thin sticks, but it is in possession of many functions, such as pic... Read more>>
  • Adult Ceremony in China
    Adult Ceremony in Ancient China In ancient China, adult ceremony is the essential ritual to for show a child has grown up. It dates back to the Zhou Dynasty, enjoying a history of over 2000 years. The purpose of the ceremony was to put the ceremony receiver under various tribulations, and finally took them into the society of adu... Read more>>
  • What are Popular Chinese Gifts?
    What are Popular Chinese Gifts? Gifts in China are given for many occasions. There are a few rules of etiquette in Chinese gifting. For example, the receiver will refuse the gift several times before accepting it. Good manners dictate that when staying in somebody's home, a gift is given to the host. Avoid giving clocks, knives a... Read more>>
  • Chinese People Lifestyle
    Traditional Lifestyle of Chinese People Chinese Family Concept The traditional Chinese way of life, in theory, advocates the harmony among the individual, the family and society. In traditional Chinese culture, the family is the basic unit of society, while individuals are only one part of the family. The blood relationship is the mo... Read more>>
  • Traditional Chinese Wedding
    Three Letters and Six Etiquette of Traditional Chinese Wedding Chinese marriage was systemized into custom in the Warring States period (402-221 B.C.). Due to the long history, there are different customs to follow in different places. Although they are generally the same, visitors still get chance to witness traditional marriages in the countryside. In the a... Read more>>
  • Lucky Number in China
    Lucky Number in China Auspicious numbers have long played a part in Chinese culture -- witness the 9,999 rooms of Beijing's Forbidden City -- and the right digits can still play a role in the choice of a home, telephone number or even a birthday. Even numbers are luckier than odd. Two suggests harmony, six smooth prog... Read more>>
  • Door Gods of China
    Door Gods of China In China, what you see two portraits of two men with thick brows and hair posting on doors, is exactly door gods. In the past, people believed that posting door god could keep evil spirits away and bring back peace and luck. Door gods were even included into gods worshipped by Taoists, who would ... Read more>>
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign
    Chinese Zodiac Sign The star signs of the Western zodiac are based alt="" src="http://www.cits.net/UpLoadFile/2010/10/100001632235.gif" style="width: 470px; height: 352px;" /> The Chinese zodiac has always been very important to the Chinese people, particularly the personal characteristics associated with each of th... Read more>>
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