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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. Small Feet As The Symbol Of Beauty
As beauty comes first for women, for us, we are willing to do anything we can do for it. It was the same for women in ancient China. Women had to suffer all their lives in order to look beautiful and charming for men. We have high heels now and they had “foot binding” back then.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Counting in Chinese
Interested in counting in Chinese? Here's how to do it!
7. 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.
8. The Horse in Chinese Astrology
The Chinese astrological system is the oldest of its kind. It is based on traditional astrology and the lunar calendar and it differentiates people into 12 signs. This last feature is similar to Western and Indian astrology while the way of living is influenced by eastern philosophy, with its connec
9. Legend of Mulan
Disney made her famous with a feature movie. But who is this brave Chinese warrior woman?
10. Gift Giving and Receiving Basics in Chinese Culture
Gift giving is a big part of any culture. Especially growing up Chinese, every chance we got there were opportunities for exchanging gifts. There were unspoken protocols in my family as well, which are common in many Chinese families, around gift giving.
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