chinese culture


GUEST POST: Gift Traditions & Superstitions in China



GUEST POST: Gift Traditions & Superstitions in China

Giving gifts can be a great way to show your appreciation. However, in some culture one gift might be considered as a lucky symbol while in other countries this gift might be seen as offensive. China takes a special place

Tea, sweets and a crab? – Discovering Huangshan’s Tea Culture



Tea, sweets and a crab? – Discovering Huangshan’s Tea Culture

Tea is a major part of Chinese culture. In order to fully grasp its importance I made my way down to Anhui’s Huangshan City. You might have heard of the famous Yellow Mountains in China, Huangshan 黄山. The main city …

Chinese Cross-stitch 十字绣: It’s not just for old people, you know?



Chinese Cross-stitch 十字绣: It’s not just for old people, you know?

“Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is often executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. (Wikipedia.com)”

Cross stitch is one …

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 …

“Chinese Bridge” Competition – A perfect way to practice your Chinese



“Chinese Bridge” Competition – A perfect way to practice your Chinese

After several hard and exhausting weeks, classes are finally over. It is time to get back to writing.

Last Saturday the 22nd of March, I took part at the “Chinese Bridge” competition.

The Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition is an …


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