China’s Lunchtime Nap Culture

Taking a short nap after lunch is a distinctive Chinese way of living, which is believed to generate positive health benefits. Chinese kids are trained to take a nap at school. After initial resistance, they eventually have developed a life-long noon nap habit. Chinese during lunch break. A typical Chinese classroom during lunch break. COMMENTS FROM MINDS.COM Eric People in […]

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People Who Communicate with Hidden Forces

In the mountainous west Hunan Province in China’s southern inland region, there are many remote villages where the mysterious practice to communicate with hidden forces is still very much part of the daily reality. A family in the village. COMMENTS FROM MINDS.COM Eric Hmmmmm…. that is fascinating. Are they forces of evil? 😨😭 All Things Chinese Pure “evil” forces are rare […]

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Classical Chinese Dance

This is the Chinese character “舞”, meaning DANCE. The origin of the Chinese dance has its root in the ancient rituals that were designed to communicate with the forces in the universe. Later, it also became a popular form of entertainment. Below is a brief introduction of common classic Chinese dances. Drum Dance This is a brick carving image of […]

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Chinese Cakes

Chinese Rice & Flour Cakes Sticky-rice cakes coloured with vegetable juice and filled with red bean paste, traditional southern-style cake for breakfast or snake. The green cakes are also conventionally served during the tomb-sweeping festival on April 5. Sticky-rice cakes mingled with nuts and dry fruits, traditional southern-style cake for breakfast or snack. Cantonese-style breakfast cakes The new invention of […]

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Tu Youyou – First Chinese Woman Won Nobel Prize

84-year old Chinese scientist Tu Youyou received Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm on December 10, 2015, Tu Youyou won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and gave a speech in Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. She is the first Chinese scientist from the mainland and the first Chinese woman from anywhere in the world to receive a Nobel Prize. […]

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Eight Daoist Immortals

Eight Daoist immortals – ink painting by a contemporary Chinese artistHistorically, the Eight Immortals could refer to 8 different Daoists, and it was until the Ming Dynasty, the general consensus has been reached based on Wu Yuantai’s “Journey to the East, the Source of the Eight Immortals Legend (八仙出处东游记)”. Since then, the following eight historical figures are commonly known as […]

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Pandas Not In Black & White

China found a white panda in Sichuan Province in April 2019. The first panda donning other coloured coat, instead of in a trademark white & black outfit, was discovered in 1985 in a bamboo forest in Shaanxi’s Qinling mountain area, the third major habitat for giant pandas after Sichuan and Hubei. The latest field inspection carried out between 1999 and 2003 puts the panda population […]

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2,200-Year-Old Chinese Troughs

In 1986, an ancient bridge site, with 112 timber bridge piles, was covering a field over 300m long was unearthed in Shaanxi Province. Using carbon-14 dating, the piles were found to be about 2200 years old. Combining this factor with other evidence, including the discovery in the nearby area of more than 100 artifacts made from bronze, iron or ceramic materials with […]

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