Top 10 Chinese Musical Instruments

In December 1987, a unique solo flute concert was taken place at a news conference hosted by the Culture Department of Henan Province. There was only one performer: the director of Music Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts; and there was only one piece of music performed: Little Cabbage. But this mini-concert has changed the written history of […]

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How to Address a Chinese

How to address a Chinese is a complicated matter, even for a Chinese, let alone when you are a foreigner in China. Cultural Influence on How Chinese Address Each Other There are many factors that differentiate Chinese ways to address a person from that of the West, and here are some major ones: Family Lineage As Chinese culture pays more attention […]

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8 Chinese Mushroom Soup Recipes

Mushrooms, whether fresh or dried, are regarded by both Taoists and Chinese herbalists as magic food and featured prominently in Taoist’ daily menu. Mushrooms not only provide you with major nutrition you may get from both vegetables and non-vegetable sources but also help cleaning up your internal systems. Apart from that, mushrooms can also assist you to lose weight and keep slim. Here are […]

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8 Taoist Vegetable Dishes

These simple vegetable recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Asparagus Stir Fry with Sweet Potatoes Ingredients (1) Asparagus, cut into sections; (2) Sweet potatoes, cut into large chips; (3) Red capsicum, cut into chips; (4) Ginger, cut into thin strips; (5) Corn flour, dilute with water. Steps: (1) Blanch asparagus in a pot […]

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Modern Chinese Hermits

When a Chinese elderly celebrates his or her birthday, the most common congratulatory messages would often be a couplet “福如东海长流水,寿比南山不老松”, meaning “may your fortune be as boundless as the East Sea and may you live as long as pines in Mt Zhongnan (终南山)”. What Is So Special with the Pines in Mt Zhongnan? Or it may should be asked what […]

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8 Spicy Taoist Tofu Dishes

These spicy tofu recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of the China Taoist Association. Spicy Dried Tofu Ingredients: (1) A box of dried tofu, score each of them with a knife; (2) Soy sauce; (3) Chilli powder. Steps: (1) Soak tofu in soy sauce mixed with sugar and chili powder for about ten […]

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Chinese Business Tradition

For thousands of years, China had been a peasant society with commercial activities consciously suppressed, which shaped China’s business traditions. But it was not always the case. There was a time when China was a paradise for merchants, and the merchant paradise lasted for 600 years. It was Shang, a dynasty established in 1700BC by Chinese merchants. The Achievements of the Merchant […]

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