Chinese Idioms

Chinese Idioms

Chinese idioms refer to comprehensive and integrated fixed phrases and expressions. Idioms are established and accepted by constant usage and common practice. An idiom is a language unit hta is larger than a word, but has the same grammatical function as a word. Most Chinese idioms consist of fou...
Chinese Taoism

Chinese Taoism

Taoism first originated in China. the founder of Taoism is Laozi , a philosopher and thinker who lived in the late Spring and Autumn Period(770BC-476BC). Tao Te Ching, whose authorship has been attributed to Laozi, is considered to e the main Taoist classic. Taoism advocates the value of a human be...
Chinese Beijing opera

Chinese Beijing opera

Praised as “Oriental Opera,” Beijing Opera is a genuine national quintessence of China . It originated from many kinds of ancient local operas, especially huiban in southern China. At the end of the 19th Century, Beijing Opera evolved and took shape, becoming the greatest kind of opera in China. ...
Chinese Weiqi

Chinese Weiqi

The four art forms in ancient China are quqin, chess, penmanship, and painting. And chess particularly refers to Chinese Weiqi. Weiqi could be called the national chess of China. In ancient times, Weiqi was called Yi, with the alternative names Zuoyin and Shoutan. The regulations of Weiqi are both s...
Antithetical couplets

Antithetical couplets

The antithetical couplet (also called duilian) is also known as yinglian or duizi. An antithetical couplet is a kind of national writing style, which is composed by the skillful manipulation of the characteristic of the Chinese language that one character corresponds with one syllable. The philoso...
The four treasures of the study

The four treasures of the study

The writing brush, ink stick, ink stone, and paper were requisite treasures in the study of the scholars of ancient China , and they are often referred to as the “Four Treasures of the Study”. The writing brush and ink stick have been used by the Chinese to write and paint since 5,000 years ago. ...
Chinese classical garden

Chinese classical garden

The Chinese classical garden is a precious treasure of our ancient Chinese architecture. It is an kind of environment art, which systematically combines artificial mountains and rivers , plants and buildings with the natural landscape. The construction standard of a Chinese classical garden is “a...
Chinese silk

Chinese silk

China is the home of silk. Mulberryplanting, sericulture, silk reeling and thickening are all great inventions ofthe ancient Chinese . As early as the Shang and Zhou Dynasties (1600BC-256BC),the Chinese people’s silk-weaving techniques had reached an extremely highlevel. During the Western Han Dyn...
Chinese cuisine

Chinese cuisine

Chinese cuisine culture is an important part of Chinese culture in the aspect of cooking and leisure. This unique art owes itself to the long history, vast territory and hospitable tradition of China. Chinese food is famous for its perfect combination of “color, aroma, taste and appearance”. It gi...
Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot

Chinese Knot is a miniature of the ancient Chinese civilization, and it is unique to Chinese traditional manual art. Chinese Knot has a long history, and is especially prevalent in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In modern times, it usually functions as interior decoration, gift among relatives and fri...
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