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 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 Chinese music, […]

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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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8 Spicy Taoist Tofu Dishes

These spicy tofu recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of 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 minutes; (2) Arrange […]

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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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China’s Confucius Merchants

In the Chinese business world, there is a word that used to be very popular and now starts to regain public attention. That is the word “rushing (儒商)”, meaning Confucius Merchants. Why It Is Confucius Merchant Not Confucius Entrepreneur? Some Chinese scholars prefer to translate “rushang” into English as “Confucius Entrepreneur”. This term may have a better echo to the contemporary […]

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Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year traditions and customs vary in different parts of China. Here just introduce some common practices adopted by majority groups of Chinese people. Lunar December 8: Traditionally this is the day when Chinese New Year festival begins to warm up. People cook nuts-rich rice congee (labazhou 腊八粥, la 腊 for lunar December, ba 八 is number 8, zhou 粥 means congee) and serve when it’s hot on […]

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8 Bizarre Chinese to English Translation

Over the years, there are heaps of jokes spreading online regarding some weird Chinese to English translation found in China. Many of them are the result of a literal interpretation, character by character. Recently, Mella Robinson and Mellissa Stanger from businessinsider.com.au listed “18 Chinese expressions with bizarre literal translations”. They believe those peculiar expressions are derived from the fact that the Chinese “characters that make up each […]

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Dry Mushroom and Spiced Nuts Salad

Eating organic and fresh is an important Taoist practice. This spiced nuts recipe is selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Ingredients: (1) lebanese cucumber 2, cut into long pieces, with leftover cut into bite sized squares; (2) cherry tomatoes 10, cut in two, with leftover cut into small wedges; (3) dry mushrooms 3, soak […]

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