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Here are the top ten articles for the Chinese Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Owls in Chinese Culture
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.

2. Punishment for Adultery
Adultery and infidelity had been regarded differently in different era in China. In more liberal era, adultery was simply overlooked. While in other era, it was punishable by death. One of the capital punishment methods for adultery was drowning in a pig’s cage.

3. The Monkey King
The Monkey King is one of the most widely known Chinese legends. While the story is truly about the journey one monk has, the comedy and trickery of the Monkey King is what captures the heart of this story.

4. Gift Etiquette in Chinese Culture
Some gift Do´s and Don´ts if you´re trying to give a gift to someone with a Chinese background.

5. Celebrating the Birth of a Child in Chinese Culture
For the Chinese, celebration of the birth of a child occurs one month after the child is born and never before.

6. Counting in Chinese
Interested in counting in Chinese? Here's how to do it!

7. Childbirth in Chinese Culture
As in most cultures, having a child is an important social and family event. The Chinese culture is rich in various rituals and beliefs around this important time of any family´s life.

8. Confucius’s Rules on Diet and Food
Confucius lived to the age of 72, from 551 B.C.E to 479 B.C.E, in the Spring and Autumn Era, when the average life expectancy of the population was around 30 years of age. We could attribute his longevity to his comprehensive set of principles and practices concerning diet and food.

9. Four Beauties of China
Studying women in Chinese history, one must start with the Four Beauties. These are legendary females celebrated in Chinese history for how they used their looks to help a greater cause. Most of the time, the downfall of some evil tyrant. Thus, their stories are not just of their beauty but of th

10. Empress Dowager Lu
There are many powerful, and feared, women in China´s history. Empress Dowager Lu was perhaps one of the first with her behind-the-scene control over the Imperial throne for sixteen years.



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