Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:16:28 +0000
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Learn about how people in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan decorate for the holidays, beliefs about Santa Claus, Christmas activities, and how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZNot only is the choice in Chinese gift-giving culture important, but how much you spend, how you wrap it, and how it's presented are all important.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. There are different stories of how Chinese New Year came about, but it has been celebrated for thousands of years. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZA red envelope is simply a long, narrow, red envelope with money in it. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. Variations of the red envelope include red envelopes with cartoon characters and red envelopes from stores and companies that contain coupons and gift certificates inside.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn how to avoid common Chinese taboos.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZFrequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWhile Westerns celebrate each birthday with a cake and gifts, Chinese birthdays have special traditions and taboos that are important to honor.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his or her family are from but some basic traditions still apply.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZGet your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZDaoism is one of China’s major religions indigenous to the country. The primary belief is in learning and practicing “The Way”.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZDating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZMany Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are seven such stories, involving donkeys, tigers, foxes and more.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWhile giving a gift is appreciated, there are some that are absolute no-nos in Asian culture, like clocks. Avoid this and other gift giving blunders.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn how to play mahjong. While the origin of mahjong (éº»å°‡, mÃ¡ jiÃ ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday but get started on Chinese New Year's Eve. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Eve.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWhile the origin of mahjong (éº»å°‡, mÃ¡ jiÃ ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Before playing mahjong, it is important to identify and understand each mahjong tile.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZNew Year is China's most-important holiday.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn all about Chinese wedding rituals and what happens at a Chinese wedding.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe impact of China's First Dynasty
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZDiscover what animals are in the Chinese zodiac, why the Chinese zodiac signs are important, and what your Chinese zodiac sign is.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn the proper Chinese customs for meeting new people.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn more about Buddhism in China. It was brought from India about 2000 years ago and took hold, becoming the state religion until the Communist era.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZA variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to Chinese medicine to are offered in Beijing for foreigners. Even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese can participate in China study abroad programs.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZIn Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZFrom its early days to the present times, learn about Taiwan's history, including its uneasy relationship with China over the past millennium.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChina and Hong Kong are the same country, but they don't always get along. Here's what you should know about the Hong Kong vs China conflict.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThink all Chinese films are about martial arts? Not so. Chinese film festivals are a great way to see some of the best flicks Asian film directors have to offer.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearnt tips to understanding Chinese Traditions and Chinese Culture.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZArranged marriages have a long tradition in China. Learn about Chinese wedding traditions including engagement, betrothal gifts, and bridal dowry.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn the proper Chinese business etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese business meeting.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn what kind of Chinese wedding gifts are acceptable to give at Chinese weddings, plus what gifts you should avoid.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZHow will China face the challenges that arise from its population growing old? Learn more about the problems awaiting this emerging super power.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe National People's Congress of China is a group tasked with electing leaders and making policy decisions. Here's how the NPC election works.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for elderly people.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZDouble Ten Day is Taiwan’s National Day, a public holiday to mark the anniversary of the start of the Wuchang Uprising, which eventually led to the founding of the Republic of China (ROC).
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese zodiac history also serves the practical purpose of figuring out a person’s age without having to ask directly and risk offending someone.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZVideo games in China are as popular as they are anywhere else, but China's gaming scene has its own unique characteristics.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe goal of China's First Five-Year Plan (1953-57) was a high rate of economic growth It emphasized development in heavy industry and technology.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for newborn babies.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn all about Taiwan, the Republic of China. From the flag, currency and national anthem to history, holidays, sightseeing, and study abroad opportunities.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZIf you're interested in learning more about Chinese good luck symbols, get started with this review of the characters for health, happiness and more.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZOrigins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZOne of the powerful branches of government in China, the Chinese military has a long history. Find out more about the world's largest army here.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZIt is becoming more popular for foreigners to be invited into Chinese homes for dinner. Learn the proper etiquette for visiting a Chinese home.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWestern-style birthday celebrations with neatly wrapped gifts, colorful balloons and sweet cakes with candles are becoming more popular in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. However, Chinese culture has some distinct birthday customs. Learn how to celebrate a Chinese-style birthday.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn all about Chinese fortune telling including types of fortune telling and what to expect when visiting a fortune teller.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChina's college entrance exam is a grueling 2-3 days long, but it's vitally important for any kid who wants to go to college.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZIn Chinese culture, families plan for one to two months before the celebrations. Learn how to prepare for Chinese New Year with these four tips.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese New Year is the longest and most important Chinese holiday. In the weeks leading up to the two-week holiday, several traditional activities are necessary to do in order to properly prepare for Chinese New Year.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-907) is regarded as China's golden age. Learn about this time of rich Chinese culture and expanding world influence.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZMany of the tools used today, from compasses to kites were invented in China. Learn about Chinese inventions and their origins, how they work, and where to purchase them.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZQipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter A.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZHow the Chinese tradition of sex as a controversial topic causes the lack of education about sex issues.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 weren't the first mass incident to happen in the Square during the modern era.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Chinese Civil war raged for several decades, but the last ten years were among the most brutal, and sealed China's future.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Sixth Five-Year Plan (1980-1985) was created as part of the Ten Year National Economic Development Plan for 1976-1985 but was amended in 1980 and 1982. The final version of the Sixth Five-Year Plan was ratified in December 1982.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZEach person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth as well as on the season they were born.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn what a Chinese Foot Massage is and where to get one.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZHaving a complete Chinese tea set is integral to performing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZJade symbolizes beauty, nobility, perfection, constancy, power, and immortality in Chinese culture.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZHow many Chinese characters do you need to know? For basic reading and writing of modern Chinese, you only need a few thousand. Here are the coverage rates of the most frequently used Chinese characters.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZIf you're interested in learning about feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of spatial arrangement, reading books about the practice can help.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe rise of communism in China came about in the early 1920s by intellectuals who were influenced by the Western ideas of anarchism and Marxism.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZSilk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Want to know when or where or how it is discovered?
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWhat is your lucky year as determined by the Chinese zodiac? See how whether you have a yin or yang nature determines which years are lucky or not.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZMany people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.
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2017-02-21T11:16:28ZAn introduction to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism as the essences of traditional Chinese culture.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZA profile of Lu Xun, the father of modern Chinese literature and one of the most widely-read Chinese authors ever.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn how to play Dou Di Zhu, one of China's most popular card games.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Origins of the Chinese Community in Cuba
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe demonstrations of the May Fourth Movement marked a turning point in China's intellectual development which can still be felt in the present day.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZWhether you’re ringing in Chinese New Year with a bottle of champagne, making a toast at a wedding, or drinking 白酒 (báijiǔ, a popular type of Chinese alcohol) with your friends, here are some Chinese toasts.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZChinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn about Nian, or the Spring Festival, its origin, development, and link to a monstrous story.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn about China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ); what they are and where they are in China.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZLearn about the history of Chinese tea, the different kinds of Chinese tea, and how to conduct a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZCuban-Chinese food explained. Chinese Culture.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe story and customs of Chinese chopsticks in China.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZGet the facts about the history of the Dragon Boat Festival with this brief review. Learn about the origins of the festival, the food served and more.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZBanquets, food, flowers, and cash are great Chinese gift-giving options.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZTake a trip to China's spiciest province, and one of its cultural cores.
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZThe Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius (祭孔大典) is held annually on Confucius’ Birthday to pay homage to Confucius, China’s ‘First Teacher.’
2017-02-21T11:16:28ZHere's what you should know about Lantern Festival, including the symbolism and which characters to write on your own lantern to wish in Chinese.