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Taboos At Work
Shopkeepers may opt not to read a book at work because book (書, shū) sounds like lose (輸, shū).
According to Chinese sayings, good things come in pairs.
Fish for the Moon in the Well
One evening, the clever man, Huojia went to fetch some water from the well. To his surprise, when he looked into the well, he found the moon sunk in the well shining.
KuaFu Chased the Sun
It is said that in antiquity a god named KuaFu determined to have a race with the Sun and catch up with Him. So he rushed in the direction of the Sun.
Cheap Tricks Never Last - The Donkey of Guizhou
Thousands of years ago, donkeys were not found in Guizhou province. But meddlers were always allured by anything.
Bian Heh's Jade
In the Spring and Autumn Period, Bian Heh in the Chu state got a rough jade on Mount Chu.
Stopping Halfway, Never Comes One's Day
In the Warring States Period, in the state of Wei lived a man called Leyangtsi.
Ask a Fox for Its Skin
Long ago, there lived a young man, called Lisheng, who had just married a beauty. The bride was very willful.
Freedom and Regulation in Religion
Families participate at a ceremony to pray for the students taking China's annual National College Entrance Exam at Dangling Templez.
Religion in China
Religious observance in China is on the rise.
The Manchus offer a cautionary example of the importance of language as a means of preserving a people's heritage.
Like Mongolia, Tibet was the center of a vast empire.
There are fewer than 300,000 Naxi people, most living in Yunnan province in China's southwest.
Western images of Mongols often depict horse-riding nomads, living in yurts, or tents, and following their herds of sheep, horses, and cattle over the grassy plains of central Asia.
Ethnic Minorities in China
An essay on some of China's 56 ethnic minority groups.
Chinese Customs and celebrations
The largest festival — also called the Spring Festival — marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
Chinese art is greatly influenced by the country’s rich spiritual and mystical history.
Like other aspects of Chinese life, cuisine is heavily influenced by geography and ethnic diversity.
There are seven major groups of dialects of the Chinese language, which each have their own variations.
The Chinese Communist Party that rules the nation is officially atheist, though it is gradually becoming more tolerant of religions.
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2013 Autumn Equinox
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