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Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

2018-09-10 10:10:56

Today is the 34th Chinese Teacher's Day – a festival celebrating the 2,300-year tradition of respecting teachers and education in China.

End of Heat: Things you shouldn't miss

2018-08-23 10:33:48

The End of Heat, or Chu Shu in Chinese, is the 14th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Culture Insider: Qixi - the Chinese Valentine's Day

2018-08-17 09:41:01

If it rains heavily on Saturday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhinu, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.

Culture Insider: Admission letters in ancient China

2018-08-09 10:18:29

Today's admission letters have become more and more creative with delicate designs. However, do you know how students in ancient times received their admission letters and what the letters were like?

Dragon boats and dumplings

2018-06-15 07:07:35

Traditional and fusion cooking styles, regional and international ingredients and a new awareness of healthy eating are all factors contributing to an exciting time for Chinese cuisine. Pauline D Loh explores the possibilities.

Duanwu special: Ancient fashion pioneer Qu Yuan's style

2018-06-18 09:00:00

Duanwu, or the Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, falls on June 18 this year.

Culture Insider: Children's games in ancient China

2018-06-01 09:59:59

During ancient times, children didn't have smart phones, ipads or computers to entertain them. Instead, they came up with interesting games to play in their childhood. Let's take a look.

The evolution of marriage customs

2018-05-19 14:21:40

A wedding culture exhibition which shows the evolution in local marriage customs since Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) opened in Shanghai on May 1.

Grain Rain: A final spring party with the peony, tea and rain

2018-04-20 16:28:16

Falling usually on or around April 20 every year, Guyu is the sixth of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Han-style ceremony marks coming of age in Xi'an

2018-04-11 10:37:26

More than 50 young girls clad in hanfu, or traditional Chinese clothing took part in a coming-of-age ceremony to mark their entry into adulthood near Hancheng Lake in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi province on April 7.

24 Solar Terms: Clear and Bright

2018-04-04 15:42:30

Qingming Festival marked in Chinese paintings

2018-04-04 09:30:34

China's fifth solar term, Clear and Bright, will begin on April 5, which coincides with a traditional Chinese festival, Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Day.

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