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- Chinese Family
- Genealogy
- Chinese Names
- Religious Architecture
- Cloth Art
- Buddhism

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There were many great inventions in ancient China. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was one of them. TCM is not merely a general invention, but also a great invention, which in fact, can be called the "fifth ......

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- Culture of Tcm
- Diagnosis & Therapeutics
- Traditional Dietotherapy
- Medicine Minority
- Special Inventions
- Chinese Herbal Package
- Tcm in The Word
- 1st in Tcm
- Doctor
- Book

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When talking about sculptures, people will most likely think of the ancient Roman architectural sculptures or the Greek nude sculptures; few are acquainted with the history or characteristics of Chinese sculpture. ......

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- Carving
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In China, instead of asking your age, people may ask you questions like "what do you belong to?" Don't ever think that you are expected to answer like "I belong to the US". You are supposed ......

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- Arts Bean
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- Yongle Bell
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Chinese calligraphy (Brush calligraphy) is an art unique to Asian cultures. Shu (calligraphy), Hua (painting), Qin (a string musical instrument), and Qi (a strategic boardgame) are the four basic skills and discipl ......

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- Calligraphy Gallery
- Masters Calligraphy
- Painting
- Rongbaozhai

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Origin of Chinese Dragon

Dragon is a legendary kind of creature, which does not exist in the world at all.

Apart from China, many other countries also enjoy the image of dragon in their legend ......

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China is a large country noted for its dense population and vast territory. There are 55 minority ethnic groups in addition to the Han who represent 92% of the population. The defining elements of an ethnic group a ......

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- Ethnic Group

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China is both an ancient country with a history as long as 5,000 years and a big family with 56 nationalities. China boasts a variety of unique and attractive festivals thanks to the long history of these nationali ......

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- Nationwide Festival
- Minority Festival

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China, (People's Republic of China), is situated in eastern Asia, bounded by the Pacific in the east. The third largest country in the world, next to Canada and Russia, it has an area of 9.6 million square kilo ......

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- Ancient Towns
- Towers
- Pavilions
- Chinese Style Gardens
- Palaces
- Historical Cities

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Ancient Chinese Clothing (Chinese Traditional Style Dress)
In ancient society people lived in crude caves, naked. During the New Stone Age they invented bone needle and began ......

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- Ancient Dyeing & Printing
- Ancient Textile Technology
- Blue Calico
- Brocade
- Cloth Art
- Headgear
- History
- Minority-Clothing
- Shoes & Hats
- Silk
- Style

picture (image) of kungfu.gifKungfu

Do you know Bruce Lee, Jet Li or Jackie Chan, all famous Chinese film stars adept in Wushu? Wow, how magic and terrific! Anyone who has seen classical Chinese Kung Fu movies will be deeply impressed by the Chinese ......

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- Kungfu Styles

picture (image) of tea.gifCuisine & Drink

The development and diversity of the delights of Chinese cuisine are also representative of China's long history. With each dynasty new recipes were created until the art of food preparation reach its peak duri ......

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- Alcohol
- Cuisines
- Delicacies
- Dim Sum
- Etiquettes
- Festival Food
- Medicated Diet
- Tea Culture

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one spring, I went to a region of rivers and lakes in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces to collect folk stories. The region is situated on the south banks of the largest river in China, the Yangtze River, so it is oft ......

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The theater is a mirror of life and history, as well as a Cultural flower for all people to appreciate. Many nations have their own theatrical traditions, but Chinese theater is totally different from those of othe ......

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- Acrobatics
- Artistic Features
- Art Quyi
- China Operas
- Distinctive Opera Music
- Entering New Era
- Fantasy Stage World
- Nurtured Folk Arts
- Puppetry
- Shadow Theater
- Three Golden Eras

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China is a country with a great diversity of religions, with over 100 million followers of the various faiths. The main religions Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, although it is true to say that Confucianism is a ......

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- Catholicism
- Christianism
- Confucianism
- Islamism
- Taoism
- Tibetan-buddhism
- Buddhism

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The earliest appellation Emperor was a general designation of Three Kings and Five Emperors. Three Kings were referred to Emperor of Heaven, Emperor of Earth and Emperor of Human, the three ancient emperors in Chin ......

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- Ancient Belle
- Emperors
- Minister Emissary
- Militarist
- Scientists Engineers
- Philosophers
- Painters Calligraphers
- Poets
- Fiction Writers
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- Doctors
- Others

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Chinese like hilarity. On festivals, it is more happy and everywhere is full of exciting air. Though in the freedom Chinese washed and globed by the western culture, every traditional entertainments of the festival ......

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- Marriage

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Ancient literature is a precious cultural heritage of China's several thousand years of civilization. The Book of Songs, a collection of 305 folk ballads of the Western Zhou Dynasty and the Spring and Autumn pe ......

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- Fiction
- Poets
- Prose
- Works

picture (image) of fengshui.gifFeng Shui

Traditional or classical Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese belief system that addresses the layout of cities, villages, dwellings, and buildings. Fengshui has been identified as a kind of geomancy by 19th-century Chr ......

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Music of China appears to date back to the dawn of Chinese civilization, and documents and artifacts provide evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC).


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- Dance

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Ancient Chinese Architecture

Chinese architecture refers to a style of architecture that has taken shape in Asia over the years. Over the centuries, the structural principles of Chinese architecture have ......

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- Ancient Bridge
- Capital City & Palace
- Classification by Structure
- Commoner Architecture
- Imperial Architecture
- Mausoleum
- Religious Architecture
- Reference
- Garden Architecture

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Sedan or Sedanchair (Jiaozi)

The sedan or sedanchair (jiaozi), a traditional vehicle of transportation carried by bearers, was called at the beginning jianyu (shoulder carriage), being a carriage that tr ......

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