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By:Even on 1/17/2013 8:32:49 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,China,Tours,Chinese,tea,

  If you plan on travelling to China or just want to know a little more about Chinese culture and daily life, you should learn the basics of Chinese tea. An understanding of Chinese tea will help you make friends with the locals, enjoy one of China’s more refined and relaxing past tim

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By:Even on 1/16/2013 10:22:53 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Guilin,Tours,New,Year,China,

New Year is coming! For much of the globe this involves sipping bubbly with friends until the sun comes up, seeing out the old year with bonfires and flares and off-key renditions of Auld Lang Syne. If you still plan to spend your New Year like that, I have to say “Oh, it sucks!” Go! Gu

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By:tiffany on 10/18/2012 1:23:08 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,China-Chinese,Cheongsam,Chinese,knot,Folding,fan,

1.  Cheongsam     The cheongsam is a female dress with distinctive Chinese features and enjoys a growing popularity in the international world of high fashion.     The name "cheongsam," meaning simply "long dress," entered the English vocabu

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By:Carina on 9/27/2012 11:48:59 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Lijiang,Ancient,Naxi,Dongba,Culture,

The ancient town of Lijiang was built in the middle of a flatland at the foot of the Yulong Snow Mountain. It got its name “Dayan Town’ because the town is surrounded by the tree-cover mountains on all sides with crystal clear water running in the middle of it . It has the appearance of

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By:Su_R on 9/21/2012 1:56:25 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,mid-autumn,festival,mooncake,Yuan,dynasty,Song,dynasty,

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the 15th day of the 8th month is the exact middle of autumn, hence it is called the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is an evening celebration when families gather together to light lanterns,

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By:Su_R on 9/14/2012 3:05:10 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,paris, seine, culture, movie, writer,

 I watched a movie recently, called Midnight in Paris. It tells a story, which uses the Paris city as a background, from the Golden time till nowadays, about the engaged couple having a tour in Paris. Paris is a romantic but strange city, the fresh morning, the charming afternoon and the luxur

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By:Carina on 7/24/2012 9:54:45 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Dragon Boat Festival,Guilin, Dragon Boat Race,Zongzi,

Dragon Boat Festival is one of the traditional Chinese festivals that are popular among people in different regions. The Dragon Boat Festival once had many interesting customs that are no longer commonly observed, although they are still practiced in rural areas. As for Guilin local people, they st

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By:Su_R on 5/31/2012 3:00:45 AM Category: Culture
Tags: ,a bite of China, food, CCTV, Chinese, documentary,

  A program called "A Bite of China" will hit CCTV next week. The program began shooting in March, 2011, and the production team went to various places in China to present audiences with the stories behind food and the culture it contains. "The content of the program can be di

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By:Susan on 5/30/2011 11:57:11 PM Category: Culture
Tags: ,Dragon Boat Festival, Double Fifth Festiv, Zongzi, Qu Yuan,

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Double Fifth Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated on the May 5th of Chinese Lunar Calendar. This traditional festival has been celebrated since ancient China and in various ways, in other parts of East Asia as well. About the exact origin of

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By:peterwang on 5/28/2011 7:40:07 PM Category: Culture

Whether or not one believes that the 21st century will see the rise of some sort of Chinese political, economic and even cultural hegemony, it is undeniable that the country will play a pivotal role in shaping the course of the next hundred years and beyond. In the thirty years since Deng Xiaoping

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