Traditional Chinese Festival: Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival

Dragon Boat

The Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the Duanwu Festival in China. Duanwu Festival, together with Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival forms one of the three major Chinese holidays. Since th...

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Guanxi: The Chinese Cultural Concept

Guanxi: The Chinese Cultural Concept

Guanxi refers to the benefits gained from social connections. Guanxi most frequently refers to relationship to government officials. In certain extent, that Guanxi is an important term in modern China is abnormal phenomenon. It hints at corruption and nepotism. Read More

Chinese Culture | Feb 4, 2012 AM | Related China Facts:Guanxi

Chinese philosopher and thinker Mencius (Mengzi)

Chinese philosopher and thinker Mencius (Mengzi)

Better known in China as 'Master Meng' (Chinese: Mengzi, 孟子), Mencius was a fourth-century BCE Chinese phylosopher and thinker whose importance in the Confucian tradition is second only to that of Confucius himself. Read More

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Mencius

Chinese philosopher and Daoism interpreter Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu)

Chinese philosopher and Daoism interpreter Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu)

Better known as 'Master Zhuang', Zhuangzi (Chinese: 庄子) is the most significant of China’s early interpreters of Taoism, whose work (Zhuangzi) is considered one of the definitive texts of Daoism and is thought to be more comprehensive than the Daodejing. Read More

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Zhuangzi

The founder of Daoism - Laozi(Lao Zi,Lao Tzu,Lao-Tsu)

The founder of Daoism - Laozi(Lao Zi,Lao Tzu,Lao-Tsu)

Laozi (Chinese: 老子; also Lao Tzu, Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius) was a ancient Chinese philosopher and widely regarded as the founder of Daoism, intimately connected with the Daodejing. Read More

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Laozi

Chinese philosophy: Taoism or Daoism

Chinese philosophy: Taoism or Daoism

Chinese philosophy Taoism (also spelled Daoism) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions. Lao-Tzu (Laozi) and Zhuangzi are traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism. Read More

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Taoism

Confucius (Kongzi)

Confucius (Kongzi)

Confucius (Chinese: 孔子;or 孔夫子), literally ‘Master Kong’, was the most influential Chinese philosopher of ancient China. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 29, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Confucius

Chinese Stone Lions

Chinese Stone Lions

Lion is a special animal to Chinese people. A pair of stone lions, a male and a female, can often be seen in front of the gates of traditional buildings. The lion was regarded as the king in the animal world so its imagines represented power and prestige. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Stone Lion

Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism

Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism constitute the essence of the traditional Chinese culture. The relationship among the three has been marked by both contention and complementation in history, with Confucianism playing a more dominant role. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Confucianism

Confucianism

Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (孔子). Confucianism might be considered a Chinese religion in most peoriod of Chinese history. Mencius and Xun Zi also contributed a lot to confucianism. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Confucianism

Birthday Customs of the Elderly

Birthday Customs of the Elderly in China are that Chinese people do not pay a lot of attention to birthdays until they are 60 years old. After that, a birthday celebration is held every ten years. Generally, the older the person is, the greater the celebration occasion is. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Chinese etiquette

Birthday Customs of the Newborn

Birthday Customs of the Newborn in China are that Chinese people pay great attention to children production and breeding which can be supported by many customary practices. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Chinese etiquette

Chinese Manners Part 2: Business Manners

As more and more foreign corporations and individuals go to tap the Chinese market, it is better to know some Chinese manners in doing business and Chinese business culture beforehand. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Chinese Manners

Chinese Manners Part 1: Daily Life

China is known as a state of etiquette and ceremonies. It is important to know some Chinese manners in Chinese daily life. Read More

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM | Related China Facts:Chinese Manners

Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR)

Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR)

Macau (also Macao, 澳门) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. Located across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong, until 1999 Macau was an overseas territory of Portugal. Macau is best known as Asia's largest destination for gambling. Read More

Macao | Nov 14, 2010 AM | Related China Facts:Macau

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)

Lying at the South China, Hong Kong (香港) Special Administrative Region (SAR) adjoins Guangdong (Canton). The total land area of Hong Kong is comprising Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 by Briton. Read More

Hong Kong | Nov 13, 2010 PM | Related China Facts:Hong Kong

Taiwan in brief

Taiwan in brief

The island of Taiwan lies some 180 kilometers off the southeastern coast of mainland China, across the Taiwan Strait, and has an area of 35,801 km2. The official name of Taiwan with Taipei as the capital is Republic of China. Formosa was once used as the name of Taiwan. Read More

Taiwan | Nov 13, 2010 AM | Related China Facts:Chinese provinces

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

Xinjiang, located in northwest China,with the capital Urumqi, is the largest political subdivision of China. Xinjiang was set up by the Qing Imperial Government in 1884 and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was proclaimed in 1955. Read More

China Territory | Nov 13, 2010 AM | Related China Facts:Autonomous region

Tibet Autonomous Region

Tibet Autonomous Region

Situated in the southwest China, Tibet Autonomous Region is the second largest subdivision of China. Tibet is named Xizang (西藏) in Chinese. The capital of Tibet is Lhasa. The major tourist attration of Tibet is Potala Palace. Read More

China Territory | Nov 12, 2010 PM | Related China Facts:Autonomous region

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region is situated in Northwest China. There are 30 nationalities of which Hui people accounts for 33.88%. With Yinchuan City as its capital the Region has two prefectures, two cities and 16 counties under its jurisdiction. Read More

China Territory | Nov 12, 2010 AM | Related China Facts:Autonomous region

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