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CHINESE CULTURE

In this section, the reader will find articles related to Chinese culture in English.

Many of them are of our own production, elaborated throughout the more than 15 years that this page has been in operation, others are extracts from books or articles that we have dared to publish (generally after translating them) because of the interest they have for the English-speaking readers.

We are in the process of converting all the articles to a more modern format, but given the hundreds of articles in the different sections, it may take a few months.

The main sections are:

GENERAL ASPECTS OF CHINESE CULTURE

HOROSCOPE AND ANIMAL SIMBOLISM

MOVIES

 

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The world of Shanghai courtesans
The world of Shanghai courtesans

The world of Shanghai courtesans The Sing-song girls of Shanghai. A novel by Han Bangqing. The action of this novel takes place, as its title indicates, in the world of the singing girls of Shanghai, of which it is also a description. The singing girls were a type of...

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose
Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose In short, a film to watch and enjoy. An original plot, very well handled, moves the protagonists through degraded urban environments, in which the mastery of the artistic team manages to endow a naive beauty. The action begins at...

The Grand Canal of China
The Grand Canal of China

The Grand Canal of China The Grand Canal was first built during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Its original design resembled a "Y" whose leg would point west, as it connected the rich lands of the Yangtze River delta with the capital Luoyang on one side and the capital...

Basic Geography of China
Basic Geography of China

Basic Geography of China The People's Republic of China, with an area of more than 9,600,000 km2 is the third largest country on our planet, after Russia and Canada. The name China derives from the name given to it by its neighbors, because the Chinese call their own...

The religions of China
The religions of China

The religions of China Every people has the religion they inherit from their ancestors. This widely spread aphorism is truer in China than in other countries. Scholars say that the primitive religion of the Chinese, as of the peoples who lived near them, was the cult...

Notes on the Chinese theater
Notes on the Chinese theater

Notes on the Chinese theater The Chinese were extremely fond of theatrical performances. According to their traditions these originated in the time of Emperor Ming Huang of the Tang dynasty, later revered as the patron saint of actors, without whose help it is...

Taoist ceremony of repaying the debt
Taoist ceremony of repaying the debt

Taoist ceremony of repaying the debt Last week (on the 17th day of the fourth lunar month, 2018) took place at Zhenqing Temple (真庆观), the largest Taoist temple in Kunming and the best-preserved so far, the ceremony called "Repaying the Debt of Life". That ceremony is...

Classics of Filial Piety
Classics of Filial Piety

Classics of Filial Piety Since the establishment of a Confucian society in the Han dynasty, some two thousand years ago, filial piety could be considered the central pillar around which Chinese society has been built. The behavior of each person towards his father...

Teahouse: A Drama by Lao She
Teahouse: A Drama by Lao She

In Brief: One of the best contemporary plays compels multiple reflections on hope and power, and perhaps that universal dream of living in a just society. A drama that unfolds in a limited space spanning half a century of Chinese history. In the three acts in which it...

Chinese characters

Chinese characters -person
Chinese characters -person

A sample of the first three pages of the English translation of my book on Chinese characters 人 rén – person, human being • adult • each.  This is a pictogram of a person standing, with legs separated. Person > kind of person > every > other. It is one of the...

Ethnic groups

Wonderful- yaks most precious treasure is their manure
Wonderful- yaks most precious treasure is their manure

Wonderful- yaks most precious treasure is their manure                 Most of the travelers who visited Tibet in former times noticed the importance that, for the maintenance of the living of the Tibetan nomads and travellers, had the Yak manure, known among the...

tRAVELS

Yunnan Top 10- The places that every traveler must visit
Yunnan Top 10- The places that every traveler must visit

Yunnan Top 10- The places that every traveler must visit Lugu Lake. Scenery. Lugu Lake is the most beautiful lake in Yunnan. Located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, its ever-blue waters provide incredibly beautiful scenery. In the vicinity of the lake live three very...

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