Chinese Culture


Chinese Guqin

Chinese Guqin

As one of the four art forms (namely guqin, penmanship, and painting ) in ancient China , guqin is a kind of plucked string instrument which is also known as yaoqin, yuqin and qixian qin. According to the Chinese history book Shih Chi, qin appeared no later than the Yao and Shun eras. In order to d...
Chinese calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy

The four ancient Chinese artistic forms are called quyin, chess, penmanship, and painting ; and penmanship particularly refers to Chinese calligraphy . Chinese calligraphy is a kind of art using a brush to write seal script, official script, regular script, running script, and cursive script, and ...
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

The earliest records of Chinese chess can be traced back to the Warring States Period (475BC—221BC). The early-stage Chinese chess was composed of six pieces carved out of ivory, and was therefore called “Six Boxing”. Its final form of play was fixed at the end of the Northern Song Dynasty (960AD-...
Confucianism

Confucianism

Confucian thought, also called Confucianism, was established by Confucius , a great thinker and educator who live in the late Spring and Autumn Period (770BC-476BC). Some representatives of Confucianism throughout Chinese history include Mencius, Dong Zhongshu, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming. The main c...
Chinese Herbal medicine

Chinese Herbal medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine mainly consists of plant medicine (roots, stems, leaves, fruits), animal medicine (viscera, skins, bones, organs), and mineral medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is based on plant medicine. According to the unique application theory of traditional Chinese medicine, it is...
Chinese classical literature

Chinese classical literature

Chinese classical literature includes poetry , prose, fiction, and ci (new lyrics written to preexisting tunes), fu (“descriptive poems” of prose-poetry), qu(a freer form based on the new popular songs and dramatic arias), and many other styles. Its artistic expressions are various in techniques. F...
Chinese Grottoes

Chinese Grottoes

Chinese grottoes mainly reflect the art of Buddhist culture. In China, there are four major art landscapes of grottoes: the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, the Yungagn Grottoes at Datong, the Longmen Grottoes at Luoyang, and the Maijishan Grottoes at Tianshui. Carved and painted on mountains, the Buddhi...
Chinese tea

Chinese tea

As a traditional drink for Chinese people, Chinese tea is is believed to have first started with Chinese Emperor Shen Nong, and flourished in the Tang and Song Dynasties (618AD-1279AD). Making tea was considered one of the seven basic daily necessities along with fuel, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce,...
Traditional Chinese festivals

Traditional Chinese festivals

Traditional Chinese festivals are usually fixed according to the Lunar calendar. January 1st on the lunar calendar has been designated as the Spring festival (generally referred to as guonian). There are several customs during the Spring Festival, such as praying for a good harvest, etc. the spring...
Traditional Chinese painting

Traditional Chinese painting

The four art forms in ancient China are guqin, chess, penmanship, and painting. And painting particularly refers to traditional Chinese painting . Traditional Chinese painting is done with a brush dipped into black or colored ink and is painted on silk or xuan paper. In ancient China, it was call...
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