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Bottoms up! – Chinese drinking etiquette



Bottoms up! – Chinese drinking etiquette

For thousands of years wine has been used in rituals to worship gods and pay respects to ancestors in China. Today, this custom has weakened, but Chinese drinking culture is very much alive, being a sign of respect, fellowship and …

Chinese New Year’s Superstitions: 10 Don’ts



Chinese New Year’s Superstitions: 10 Don’ts

In modern times many superstitious believes and traditions have been discarded. Most of China’s modern urban population and the younger generation have stopped believing and following the old ways. However, most rural areas in China and the older generations still …

Spring Festival’s Tofu Day: A Whole Day dedicated to the Delicious Bean Curd



Spring Festival’s Tofu Day: A Whole Day dedicated to the Delicious Bean Curd

Today is the 25th day of the 12th month of the Chinese lunar year (腊月二十五), five more days till Chinese New Year’s Eve. Today most people start with their food preparations for the Spring Festival, because according to …

Chinese Folk Art: Wang Binghua, one of the last traditional Paper Cutting 剪纸 masters in China



Chinese Folk Art: Wang Binghua, one of the last traditional Paper Cutting 剪纸 masters in China

Who knew it just takes one scissor and some paper to create amazing art? I have seen a lot of Chinese paper cutting pieces. Sold in different shops to tourists, hung on windows and walls in small Chinese villages, printed …

Chinese Herbal Medicine: 7 Health Improving Flowers



Chinese Herbal Medicine: 7 Health Improving Flowers

Bozhou, my new home, entertains the largest Chinese Medicine Market in China, with over 3000 types of plants, herbs and other raw materials available for sale. While you can find some of the unpleasant ingredients of Traditional Chinese …

GUEST POST: How Research can Mitigate Culture Shock when Moving to Rural China



GUEST POST: How Research can Mitigate Culture Shock when Moving to Rural China

Today’s guest post is from Mike Sannitti who writes about all aspects of moving for movers.com and its sister site topmoving.ca. When moving to a different country, especially a place like China, you will most likely experiencing a culture

Anhui Bozhou – China’s Capital of Traditional Chinese Medicine



Anhui Bozhou – China’s Capital of Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Where again do you live exactly in China?”

“Anhui Bozhou”

“Never heard of it…”

This is a conversation I have all the time with friends and family. Obviously, Bozhou is not as famous as Shanghai or Beijing, or even cities …

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