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Should schools teach traditional characters again?

2015-03-05 10:56

Chinese director and CPPCC member Feng Xiaogang stressed on the cultural importance of traditional Chinese characters and suggested schools should teach those that reflect the wisdom of our ancestors.

Chinese New Year hits world media

2015-03-05 09:19

With the rise of China’s global influence this decade,comes the increased visibility of Chinese culture worldwide, and the prominence given to Chinese New Year in the world’s media is testament to this.

Culture Insider: 7 things you may not know about Lantern Festival

2015-03-04 17:31

The Lantern Festival (or Yuan Xiao Festival in Chinese) is a traditional Chinese festival with great significance, which is on the 15th of the first lunar month, marking the end of New Year celebrations.

Memorable moments from Spring Festival break

2015-02-25 14:31

The Spring Festival holiday has officially ended and most Chinese have returned to work. This year's break, as always, was packed with events. Here we present the most memorable ones.

Curve appeal: Images reveal changing Chinese fashion

2015-02-16 16:37

During the early 1910s to the late 1920s,women were not allowed to reveal their bodies and traditional dress code still dominated the society.

Spring Festival customs in literature

2015-02-13 13:53

Cao Xueqin’s book A Dream of the Red Mansions, provides a good look at how a noble family in feudal China celebrated the Lunar New Year.

Culture Insider: traditional Spring Festival customs

2015-02-13 11:11

Spring Festival, which falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, is the most important festival in China and a time for family reunion, like Christmas in the West.

So, is it the Year of the Ram, Sheep or Goat?

2015-02-13 03:55

The zodiac animal for the next 12 months is causing great confusion in the English-language world, as its translation results in at least two candidates — sheep or goat.

Culture Insider: Little New Year

2015-02-11 09:13

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Feb 11 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.

Capturing the spirit of nature in ink

2015-02-10 17:29

A collection of Jack Ma’s ink and wash paintings was published in January 2015.

Chinese cultural heritage - Yangko

2015-02-04 08:43

Yangko, a rural Chinese folk dance with a history dating back thousands of years, originates from farming life in ancient times.

Culture Insider: 9 things you may not know about Start of Spring

2015-02-03 16:13

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Spring, the first solar term of the year, begins this year on Feb 4 and ends on Feb 18.

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