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Dragon Boat

Chinese Culture | Jun 23, 2012 AM

Traditional Chinese Festival: Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival

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

Chinese Culture | Feb 4, 2012 AM

Guanxi: The Chinese Cultural Concept

Guanxi describes the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese culture. In Western media, the pinyin romanization of this Chinese word is becoming more wid...

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Mencius

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

Chinese philosopher and thinker Mencius (Mengzi)

Better known in China as “Master Meng” (Chinese: Mengzi, 孟子), Mencius was a fourth-century BCE Chinese thinker whose importance in the Confucian tradition is second only to that of Confucius hims...

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Zhuangzi

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

Chinese philosopher and Daoism interpreter Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu)

Zhuangzi, (Chinese: “Master Zhuang”,庄子) Wade-Giles romanization Chuang-tzu, original name Zhuang Zhou (born c. 369, Meng [now Shangqiu, Henan province], China—died 286 bce), the most significa...

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Laozi

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

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

Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu; also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Lao Zi, Laocius, and other variations) was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, a...

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Taoism

Chinese Culture | May 1, 2011 AM

Chinese philosophy: Taoism or Daoism

Taoism (also spelled Daoism; see below) refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions that have influenced the people of Eastern Asia for more than two millennia. They also no...

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Confucius

Chinese Culture | Apr 29, 2011 AM

Confucius (Kongzi)

Confucius (Chinese: 孔子; pinyin: Kǒng zǐ; Wade–Giles: K'ung-tzu, or Chinese: 孔夫子; pinyin: Kǒng Fūzǐ; Wade–Giles: K'ung-fu-tzu), literally "Master Kong", (traditionally 28 September 551 BC...

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Stone Lion

Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

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 male lion is on the left with his right p...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

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 C...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Confucianism

Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (Kǒng Fūzǐ, or K'ung-fu-tzu, lit. "Master Kong", 551–478 BC). It is a ...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Birthday Customs of the Elderly

Traditionally, Chinese people do not pay a lot of attention to birthdays until they are 60 years old. The 60th birthday is regarded as a very important point of life and therefore there is often a bi...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Birthday Customs of the Newborn

Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. And the running family blood stream maintains the life ...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

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 practices in business contacts and negotiation beforehand. When the establishment...

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Chinese Culture | Apr 24, 2011 AM

Chinese Manners Part 1: Daily Life

China is known as a state of etiquette and ceremonies. Many proverbs have been passed down from generation to generation such as 'civility costs nothing' or 'courtesy demands reciprocity' and so on. ...

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Macau

Macao | Nov 14, 2010 AM

Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR)

General informationEnglish name:Macau Special Administrative RegionSimplified Chinese name:澳门特别行政区Traditional Chinese name:澳門特別行政區Chinese pinyin: AomenTransfer of sovereignty to the PRC...

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Nov 13, 2010 PM

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR)

General informationEnglish name:Hong KongChinese name:香港Chinese pinyin: XianggangArea: 1104 square kmPopulation: 7,055,071 (2010)Official language(s): Chinese, EnglishSpoken languages:Cantonese,E...

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Chinese provinces

Taiwan | Nov 13, 2010 AM

Taiwan in brief

General informationArea: 35,980 km2 Population: 23,046,177 (as of 2009)Capital City: TaipeiNationalities: Han (97%), and Gaoshan (3%)Coastline : 1,566 kilometers .GDP (PPP): $695.388 billion (2007...

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Autonomous region

China Territory | Nov 13, 2010 AM

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

General informationArea: 1.6 million square kmPopulation: 20.95 million (2007)Population % of Uygur 45%Capital City: UrumqiNationalities: Uygur (45%), Han (41%), Kazak (7%), Hui (5), Mongolian (0...

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Autonomous region

China Territory | Nov 12, 2010 PM

Tibet Autonomous Region

General informationArea: 1,220,000 square kmPopulation: 2.77 million (2005)Population %of Tibetan 88%Capital City: LhasaNationalities:Tibetan (92.8%), Han (6.1%), Monpa (0.3%), Hui (0.3%...

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Autonomous region

China Territory | Nov 12, 2010 AM

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

General informationArea: 6.6000 square 66,000 square kmPopulation: 6.1 million (2008)Population % of Hui 33.88% (2002)Capital City: YinchuanNationalities: Hui (34%), Han (62%) and Manchu (0.4%)A...

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