Anhui Bozhou


My Chinese parents-in-law’s display of love



My Chinese parents-in-law’s display of love

There is a saying in Chinese “Actions speak louder than words” (shishi shengyu xiongbian 事实胜于雄辩) and my Chinese parents-in-law are fully living up to it. Their way of displaying love and affection is very different to what we are …

Bozhou’s Peony Flower: One of Anhui’s Major Medicinal Herbs



Bozhou’s Peony Flower: One of Anhui’s Major Medicinal Herbs

The herb market in Bozhou, Anhui is the largest medicinal herb trade market in China. The geography and diverse climate of Anhui is particularly well-suited for growing medicinal herbs.

Since ancient times, Bozhou has been seen as the “Capital of …

5 Disappearing Chinese New Year’s Traditions which are still very much Alive in Niuji Village



5 Disappearing Chinese New Year’s Traditions which are still very much Alive in Niuji Village

Some people might call Niuji Village backward. Located in the northern part of Anhui province, Niuji Village could as well be a village from the time the dynasties still existed in China.

Even though I complain about the cold in

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 …

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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