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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. 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.
2. Owls in Chinese Culture
This article explains what Chinese think about the owls.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Spring Dragon Festival
Celebrating the rainfall.
7. Chinese Wedding Dress
One of the most prominent features of a Chinese wedding is the wedding dress, or should we say dress(es) -- with a plural.
8. Counting in Chinese
Interested in counting in Chinese? Here's how to do it!
9. Understanding Directions in Chinese
When studying Chinese, it is interesting to investigate how directions play a role in the Chinese language.
10. 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.
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