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Figures of Buddha

The art of Buddhist figures in China took shape with the introduction of Indian Buddhism. The legend had it that on a certain night of the year 60. Ming Emperor Liu Zhuang in Eastern Han dreamed a golden man without knowing where he came f...

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``Duan Wu``-- A Day in Memory of A Patriotic Poet

``Duan Wu``-- A Day in Memory of A Patriotic Poet The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar year is an important day for the Chinese people. The day called `` Duan Wu `` (meaning Day of Right Mid-Day) is observed everywhere in China. This...

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chopstick

based on material offered by Mr.Du Feibao When the Chinese began to use chopsticks as an eating instrument is anybody`s guess. They were first mentioned in writing in Liji (The Book of rites). a work compiled some 2.000 years ago. but cert...

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Lunar Calendar

The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon. This means that the principles of modern science have had an impact on the Chinese calendar. The Chinese Lunar New Yea...

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Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of RPC

Item: Anniversary of the Founding of New China Edition: DVD Introduction: On October 1st. 1999. the Chinese people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People`s Republic of China. On that day. a parading ceremony of a sol...

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New one-yuan coin

A woman shows off two one-yuan coins. Ten million pieces of one-yuan RMB coin will be issued in China to welcome the forthcoming ``lunar year of dog``. Minted with brass alloy. the coin with 25-millimeter diameter carries the Chinese chara...

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Chinese Names

No one knows exactly how many sumames are shared by China`s huge population. Rosters found among ancient Chinese documents give from 300 to 3.000. Most specialists in the field agree that the most common surnames of the Han Chinese number...

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national flag and national emblem

The national flag of China is red in color which symbolizes revolution;the five stars on the flag symbolize the great unity of the Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China(CPC). The national emblem of China is Ti...

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fengshui

Fengshui. or geomancy. is a kind of traditional Chinese practice of determining the location of a house. tomb. or other items that are believed to have a vital bearing on the fortunes of a family. owner. or user. With a long history and tr...

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Development of fengshui

With a time-honored history. fengshui can be traced back to remote antiquity in China. In the primitive society. although there was no word for fengshui. people had to choose dwelling places that were suitable for humans to live in based o...

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