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Media in China
Chinese Culture.

7 Chinese Fable Stories with Morals
Many Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are seven such stories, involving donkeys, tigers, foxes and more.

The Chinese Economy - Information About the Size and Impact of the Chinese Economy
The Chinese economy is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. Learn all about Chinese business and how China's economy is affecting global trade and commerce.

Geography of China
Chinese Culture.

How Sex Is Viewed in Traditional Chinese Culture
How the Chinese tradition of sex as a controversial topic causes the lack of education about sex issues.

Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism: Influence on Chinese Culture
An introduction to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism as the essences of traditional Chinese culture.

Chinese Birthday Customs of for Elderly People
Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for elderly people.

Chinese Birthdays and Customs for Newborn Babies
Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for newborn babies.

China Provinces in Brief
A brief description of China's 22 provinces, five autonomous regions and four municipalities. There are also two special administrative regions and one

The Discovery of Chinese Silk and the Silk Road
Silk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Want to know when or where or how it is discovered?

Nian, the Chinese Spring or New Year's Day Festival
Learn about Nian, or the Spring Festival, its origin, development, and link to a monstrous story.

The History of Chinese Chopsticks
The story and customs of Chinese chopsticks in China.

Chinese Characters Basics
How many Chinese characters do you need to know? For basic reading and writing of modern Chinese, you only need a few thousand. Here are the coverage rates of the most frequently used Chinese characters.

The Chinese Diaspora
Chinese Culture.

The Legend of the Double Happiness Symbol
If you've always wanted to know the story behind the Chinese Double Happiness character, get the facts with this overview of the good luck symbol.

The Facts About the Chinese Moon Festival
Familiarize yourself with the Chinese Moon Festival with this overview of its origins, traditional foods and the ways it's celebrated worldwide.

The Facts About China's Aging Masses
How will China face the challenges that arise from its population growing old? Learn more about the problems awaiting this emerging super power.

How to 1.3 Billion People Vote?
Chinese Culture.

The Chinese Government
Chinese Culture.

The Chinese Military
One of the powerful branches of government in China, the Chinese military has a long history. Find out more about the world's largest army here.

Chairman Mao Zedong Biography
Get the facts on Chairman Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, with this biography of the leader who earned worldwide recognition.

A Brief History of the Dragon Boat Festival
Get the facts about the history of the Dragon Boat Festival with this brief review. Learn about the origins of the festival, the food served and more.

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The Facts on 10 Chinese Good Luck Symbols
If you're interested in learning more about Chinese good luck symbols, get started with this review of the characters for health, happiness and more.

Chinese Culture
Chinese Culture.

The Top 5 Books on Feng Shui
If you're interested in learning about feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of spatial arrangement, reading books about the practice can help.

Understanding Mandarin Chinese Tones - The Basics
A basic explanation of the five Mandarin Chinese tones.

2008 Chinese Milk Scandal Origins, Recalls, and Fallout
The origins and aftermath of the tainted milk scandal.

Chinese Film Festivals
Think all Chinese films are about martial arts? Not so. Chinese film festivals are a great way to see some of the best flicks Asian film directors have to offer.

The Tang Dynasty in Ancient China
The Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-907) is regarded as China's golden age. Learn about this time of rich Chinese culture and expanding world influence.

Minorities in China
Chinese Culture.

Mahjong: Play Mahjong Online
While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jiàng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Learn where to play mahjong online.

The Concept of Race in China
The Creation of a Race. China News.

The Tibetan People - Information About the Tibetan People
Find out all about the Tibetan people, an ethnic minority living in and around Tibet in southwest China.

The Uyghurs of China
Introduction to the Uyghurs, timeline of Uyghurs in Guantanamo Bay, Profile of Wuerkaixi.

Chinese Dialects
Introduction to Chinese dialects including Mandarin, Gan, Hakka, Min, Wu, Xiang and Cantonese.

Chinese New Year 2006 - Year of the Dog
Info about Chinese New Year 2006, Year of the Dog.

How to Play Liar’s Dice (Shuōhuǎng Zhě De Shǎizi)
Learn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.

English Names in Chinese – Z
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter Z.

Chinese New Year Guide: Prepare and Celebrate
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. There are different stories of how Chinese New Year came about, but it has been celebrated for thousands of years. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year.

The Origins of Cuban-Chinese Cuisine
Cuban-Chinese food explained. Chinese Culture.

10 Expressions Borrowed from Chinese
Examples of Chinese calques (direct translations of expressions) that appear in English.

Internet Censorship in China - A Basic Introduction
While over 384 million people have access to the Internet in China, only a portion of what the World Wide Web has to offer is available to online users. Why? Because China's government practices Internet censorship. Read how the government censors the Internet in China and what is censored.

Learn All about Taiwan, the Republic of China
Learn all about Taiwan, the Republic of China. From the flag, currency and national anthem to history, holidays, sightseeing, and study abroad opportunities.

How to Make a Chinese New Year Tray of Togetherness
During Chinese New Year, it is customary to invite family and friends over to celebrate the New Year. During the two week period, each home has a tray of togetherness or prosperity box, an octagonal or round platter with eight compartments filled with snacks, to share with visitors.

What Red Envelopes Mean on Chinese New Year
A red envelope is simply a long, narrow, red envelope with money in it. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. Variations of the red envelope include red envelopes with cartoon characters and red envelopes from stores and companies that contain coupons and gift certificates inside.

What Is Falun Gong, and When Did it Begin?
Learn how the Falun Gong movement started, falun gong's belief system, and why falun gong is banned in China.

Hungry Ghost Month and Festival
The Hungry Ghost Festival is the highlight of the Hungry Ghost Month, one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture.

11 Taboos in Chinese Culture
Learn how to avoid common Chinese taboos.

Counting Down to Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the longest and most important Chinese holiday. In the weeks leading up to the two-week holiday, several traditional activities are necessary to do in order to properly prepare for Chinese New Year.

Double Ten Day and the Wuchang Uprising
Double Ten Day is Taiwan’s National Day, a public holiday to mark the anniversary of the start of the Wuchang Uprising, which eventually led to the founding of the Republic of China (ROC).

Higher Education in Beijing for Non-Chinese Speakers
A variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to Chinese medicine to are offered in Beijing for foreigners. Even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese can participate in China study abroad programs.

Yin and Yang in Chinese Culture
In Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.

How Does Chinese Culture View Dogs?
Many people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.

Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations highlight food, history

About Lei Yixin, the Artist Designing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
About Chinese artist Lei Yixin, sculptor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Chinese New Year 2004 - Year of the Monkey
Info about Chinese New Year 2004 or the Spring Festival - Year of the Monkey.

Li Na - Profile of Chinese Tennis Star Li Na
Learn about Li Na, China’s top female tennis player. Explore Li Na's life, career and tennis statistics.

School in China: An Introduction to Chinese Education
Frequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.

Dragon Culture
Chinese consider themselves, the descendants of [R]the dragon. from your About.com Guide

Profile of Mongolian folk/punk band Hanggai
Mixing traditional Mongolian folk songs with modern sounds, Hanggai is one of China’s most unique bands.

China's Citizenship Policy - Becoming a Chinese Citizen
The Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.

Two Sides to the Tibet Issue
The issue of Tibet has been a hot button issue for centuries. Learn more about the two sides to this deeply divided region. Page 2.

Two Sides to the Tibet Issue
The issue of Tibet has been a hot button issue for centuries. Learn more about the two sides to this deeply divided region.

CY Leung
Learn about Hong Kong’s Leader CY Leung

Taiwanese TV Shows: 'One Million Star'
Taiwanese TV show, ‘One Million Star,’ a singing competition, is Taiwan’s version of ‘American Idol.’

Taiwan Baseball: Chinese Professional Baseball League
MLB players like Wang Chien-Ming have made baseball a favorite pastime in Taiwan.

How Christmas Is Celebrated in China
Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Learn about how people in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan decorate for the holidays, beliefs about Santa Claus, Christmas activities, and how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated.

Xi'an
Xian - the Ancient Capital of China

Chinese Colleges and Universities
A list of Chinese universities.

Introduction to the Uyghur (Uighur) People of China
Introduction to the Uyghur (Uighur) ethnic minority of China.

Chinese Culture Podcasts: Chinese Culture Podcasts Worth Downloading
Chinese culture Podcasts are becoming a popular way to learn Chinese or explore Chinese culture. Podcasts are digital media files that can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or mp3 player. Here are a few Chinese culture podcasts worth trying.

A Brief Overview of Qi Xi Jie: China's Valentine's Day
The ancient Chinese holiday Qi Xi Jie is similar to Valentine's Day

China's Response to the Global Financial Crisis
A look at how China is dealing with the global financial downturn.

Pan Gu Creates the World
The story about Pan Gu

Chinese Music Instruments
The world of Chinese Music instruments - Erhu, Pipa, Guqin, and Dizi

Rice Stories and Rice Recipes
Everything you want to know about rice and rice recipes

Top Chinese Web Sites in Largest Internet Population
A list of China's top Web Sites and portals.

The Power of the Chinese Military
One of the powerful branches of government in China, the Chinese military has a long history. Find out more about the world's largest army here.

Dashan - Profile of 'Travel in Chinese' Star Mark "Dashan" Rowswell
Canadian Mark Rowswell, better known as Dashan, is a performer and television host who rose to fame after performing in fluent Mandarin in a comedic skit on Chinese television.

The Buddhist Art of Dunhuang
The Buddhist Art of Dunhuang - A Tour

National Park
Introduction of Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

The Chinese Language: An Introduction
Everything you ever wanted to know about the family of languages we commonly call

Mahjong: Mahjong Wall Building Step 2
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.

Mahjong: Mahjong Wall Building Step 4
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.

Mahjong: How to Set Up a Mahjong Game
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.

Mahjong: Mahjong Wall Building Step 3
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.

Mahjong: Mahjong Wall Building Step 5
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.

Ahh! It's Time to Drink Chinese Tea
Learn the proper etiquette for drinking Chinese tea

A Step-by-Step Guide to Brewing Chinese Tea
Having a complete Chinese tea set is integral to performing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Making Chinese Tea - All Done!
The final step to making Chinese tea

Tea Brewing - the Black Dragon Enters the Palace
Adding the right amount of tea is crucial to a great cup of Chinese tea.

Chinese Tea - The Wait Is Almost Over
Steeping Chinese tea for the right amount of time is crucial for brewing the best Chinese tea.

Prep the Chinese Tea Set
Before Chinese tea can be brewed, the tea set must be prepped.

Tea Appreciation
Before the tea can be brewed, it must first be appreciated.

Making Chinese Tea
It's nearly time to enjoy your tea.

Tea Brewing
To make Chinese tea, it is important to heat the water to the right temperature, which depends on the type of tea being brewed.

Raise the Heat
Heating water to the proper temperature is important when making Chinese tea.

Don't Drink the Tea!
Before Chinese tea is drunk, the aroma must first be appreciated.

Enjoy the Fragrance of Chinese Tea
Before Chinese tea is drunk, it's aroma must first be appreciated.

Time to Pour
Learn how to make Chinese tea. Chinese Culture.

Proper Chinese Banquet Etiquette
Learn the proper etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese banquet. This article gives the basics of invitations, arriving, and seating at a banquet.

Sports History of China
[R]This article goes into the history of sports in China. Ancient relics from the Tang Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty has shown that sports have had a long tradition in China.

Chinese Daily Manners
Here is a guideline of Chinese manners in business, which includes punctuality, and information on negotiations..

The Donkey of Guizhou
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Chinese Jade Culture - Stories About Jade
Read about the beautiful green Jade stone, and it's cultural and historical impact on China. This article also includes artifacts and stories about this stone. Page 2.

CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Here is text of the Constitution of The People's Republic of China, Section 2- The Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens

1967 PRC
Here is the 1967 edition of the Chronicle of the People's Republic of China

1984 PRC
Here is the 1984 edition of the Chronicle of the People's Republic of China

China's policy on "three direct links" across the Taiwan Straits
The official documents from Chinese Government on China's policy on three direct links acr

IV. Peaceful Uses for Military Industrial Technologies
The official documents from Chinese Government on the peaceful use for military industrial technologies.

The Gentleman on the Beam
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A Loss May Turn Out to Be a Gain
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A Wily Hare Has Three Burrows
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Equal Rights and Important Role In Economic Sphere
The official documents from the Chinese Government on the equal rights of women and their important role in the economic sphere in China.

A Mantis Trying to Stop a Chariot - Chinese Story
Read the Chinese fable of

Chinese Story
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Chinese Story
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Chinese Story
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Chinese Story
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Chinese Banquet Etiquette
Learn the proper etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese banquet. Page 2.

Chinese Jade Culture
Jade symbolizes beauty, nobility, perfection, constancy, power, and immortality in Chinese culture.

Chinese Gifts: Traditional Chinese Gifts for Children
Introduce your children to Chinese culture with games and toys that have delighted Chinese children for centuries.

Chinese Inventions
Many of the tools used today, from compasses to kites were invented in China. Learn about Chinese inventions and their origins, how they work, and where to purchase them.

Gift Guide: Chinese Gifts for Her
Fashionable Chinese clothing, accessories, and kitchenware are noteworthy gifts.

Mahjong: Mahjong Game Sets and Books
Once you've learned how to play mahjong, get a mahjong game set. Mahjong has many regional variations, The mahjong books on this page will help you learn American mahjong, Shanghainese mahjong, Taiwanese mahjong and more.

Chinese Clothing: All About the Mao Suit
Also known as the Zhongshan suit, the Mao suit is the Chinese version of a Western business suit.

The Yangshao Culture
The Yangshao civilization in central China is one of China's earliest societies, yet it was surprisingly advanced.

Daoism in China
Learn more about Daoism (Taoism) in China.

Journey to the West
Journey to the West is one of China's four great classical novels, and it has inspired a huge number of other Chinese and foreign works of art in the centuries since its writing.

Chinese Names of Celebrities
Learn the Chinese name for Tom Hanks.

Gong Li
Gong Li is a famous Chinese actress who rose to prominence collaborating with director Zhang Yimou on his early films.

Sent-Down Youth
Sent-down youths is a term that refers to the phenomenon of educated youths being sent to the countryside for re-education during the Cultural Revolution.

Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek was the a Chinese Nationalist party political and military leader during the Chinese Civil War and World War II. After losing the Civil War and fleeing China, he continued to lead the Republic of China from Taiwan, where he served as president.

Chinese Civil War part 1: 1920-1940
China's Civil War raged on and off for more than two decades. Herein, we examine the first part of the conflict.

Chinese Civil War part 2: 1940-1950
The Chinese Civil war raged for several decades, but the last ten years were among the most brutal, and sealed China's future.

Tiger Moms and Little Emperors: Parenting in China
Parenting styles can be quite different in China, but are they really any more

Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun Fat is a famous film star who got his start in Hong Kong television and was a part of the birth of the

Chinese Names of Celebrities
Learn the Chinese name for Nicolas Cage.

Rent-A-Boyfriend or Girlfriend for Spring Festival
Spring Festival is upon us, and with it comes the desire to trick mom and dad into thinking you have a boyfriend so they don't harass you all week.

Zhuge Liang
Zhuge Liang is one of China's most famous strategists, a man renowned for his ability to win battles with brain rather than brawn.

Xinwen Lianbo
Xinwen Lianbo is CCTV's flagship news program, a key part of China's political propaganda, and a mainstay in China's television diet over the last 30 years.

China vs. Hong Kong
China and Hong Kong are the same country, but that doesn't mean they always get along. But what's the cause of all the bickering?

The Wenzhou Train Crash
A deadly train crash in 2011 rocked the Chinese populace and introduced the government to social media's true power for the first time ever.

The Great Sichuan Earthquake
In 2008, China's Sichuan province suffered one of the most devastating earthquakes in modern history.

Video-gaming in China
Video games in China are as popular as they are anywhere else, but China's gaming scene has its own unique characteristics.

Chinese Flower: Lily
Lilies are an important Chinese flower.

Chinese Flower: Magnolia
The magnolia is a symbolic flower in Chinese culture.

Chinese Flower: Orchid
The orchid is an important Chinese flower.

Chinese Flower: Peony
The peony, a Chinese flower, is the ‘queen of flowers’ and the flower of spring.

Face Culture in China
If you want to understand China -- especially Chinese business -- you've got to grasp the all-important concept of

China's E-commerce culture
E-commerce is exploding in China, but buying and selling works a little differently online in the middle kingdom.

Chinese Immigrants on the Transcontinental Railroad
Chinese immigrants made a major contribution to America's infrastructure working long hours for little pay on the trans-American railroads.

Beijing vs. Shanghai
China's two greatest cities aren't friends at all; Beijing and Shanghai actually have a longstanding rivalry.

Air Pollution in China
Air pollution is one of China's most severe environmental problems, and it is something that China's government and its people have clashed over on more than one occasion.

Tiananmen Square Incident 1976
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 weren't the first mass incident to happen in the Square during the modern era.

Expo 2010 Shanghai Australian Pavilion Act 2
In act 2 – Discover at the Australian Pavilion, guests sit in a circular theater and watch a film on three double-sided film screens that rotate around a round stage. Page 22.

Expo 2010 Shanghai German Pavilion
The German Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai is called ‘balancity' to signify a city in balance. Page 12.

Expo 2010 Shanghai Spain Pavilion
Designed to look like a large wicker basket, the Spain Pavilion pays homage to Spain's and China’s tradition of wicker weaving. Page 19.

Expo 2010 Shanghai USA Pavilion GE
The final stop on the tour of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai is act 3, a corporate sponsor area with interactive displays including GE’s body scanner. Page 30.

Expo 2010 Shanghai USA Pavilion Night
Singer/actress Halle Berry, basketball star Kevin Garnett, and actors Robert De Niro and Patrick Stewart are some of the celebrities who’ve been given a VIP tour of the USA Pavilion (美国馆, Meiguo Guan) at Expo 2010 Shanghai. Page 32.

Expo 2010 Shanghai USA Pavilion
The overall design of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai resembles an eagle with outstretched wings. Architect Clive Grout is behind the building’s aesthetics. The pavilion spans 64,580sqm and is dotted with 50 camphor trees. Page 24.

Pop Culture
Everything you ever wanted to know about popular culture in China today.

Chinese Culture
Pop culture, art, and history of China

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The Chinese Communist Party
Learn how the Chinese Communist Party was founded and how it is organized.

Chinese Communist Party
Learn how the Chinese Communist Party is structured. Page 2.

A Brief Overview of Taiwan's National History
From its early days to the present day, learn about Taiwan's history.

Taiwan History - A Brief History of Taiwan
A brief history of Taiwan including Taiwan's democratization and the unification independence question. Page 2.

Chinese Culture: Chinese Gift-Giving Etiquette
Not only is the choice of gift important in Chinese culture, but how much you spend on it, how you wrap it, and how you present it are equally important.

Origin of the Chinese Zodiac - More Than Just Your Sign
The History of the Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Funeral
See how people’s lives are remembered and celebrated at Chinese funerals. Chinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his or her family are from but some basic traditions still apply.

Celebrate a Chinese-Style Birthday
Western-style birthday celebrations with neatly wrapped gifts, colorful balloons and sweet cakes with candles are becoming more popular in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. However, Chinese culture has some distinct birthday customs. Learn how to celebrate a Chinese-style birthday.

How to Prepare for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year and how to prepare for and celebate Chinese New Year.

Ten English Words Borrowed from Chinese
Many English words have roots in China.

The Root of the Tiananmen Square Protests
Origins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests

English Names in Chinese Characters - A
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter A.

English Names in Chinese – S
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter S.

Chinese Proverbs: Chinese New Year Lantern Wishes
Chinese New Year includes two weeks of celebration with most activities taking place the day before (New Year's Eve), the first day (New Year's Day) and the last day (Lantern Festival). On the Lantern Festival, colorful lanterns are placed outside homes and launched into the night sky. Here's what to write on your lantern to insure your wishes come true.

The Gaokao: China’s national college entrance exam
China's college entrance exam is a grueling 2-3 days long, but it's vitally important for any kid who wants to go to college.

Chinese Fortune: What Are Your Lucky & Unlucky Colors?
Knowing whether you’re hot, cold, or neutral (yin or yang) helps determine your fortune plus other things like what your lucky and unlucky colors are. Decorating your home or office or accenting your clothing with your lucky color is said to enhance your luck. It’s not necessary to dye your hair a lucky color or solely wear lucky color clothing or decorate your home or office entirely in lucky colors, though in general, the more lucky colors, the better. .

Yin Yang: Are You Yin or Yang? - Chinese Culture
Each person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth.

Chinese New Year: Origins of the Lantern Festival
Colorful lanterns fueled with flickering flames float and bob against the infinite night sky across Asia. From Taiwan and China to Malaysia and Singapore, Asians culminate their New Year’s celebrations with a feast for the senses: a glowing spectacle of lanterns, cacophonous firecrackers, and mouthwatering food.

Chinese History: First Five-Year Plan (1953-57)
The goal of China’s First Five-Year Plan (1953-57) was to strive for a high rate of economic growth and emphasize development in heavy industry (mining, iron manufacturing, and steel manufacturing) and technology (like machine construction) rather than agriculture.

The Lotus Flower in Chinese Culture
The lotus is an important Chinese flower and is rooted in Buddhism.

What Is the May Fourth Movement? - Chinese Culture
The demonstrations of the May Fourth Movement marked a turning point in China’s intellectual development which can still be felt today.

Chinese New Year: Festival Lantern Colors
On the Traditional Chinese New Year calendar of events, the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao, falls on the final, or fifteenth day. This marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations with a party under the full moon.

Chinese Culture - Learn All About Chinese Etiquette
Learn all about Chinese Culture. Learn the proper way to meet new people, visit a Chinese home, and participate in a Chinese meeting. Also, get advice on giving gifts and get tips on proper gift-giving etiquette.

Etiquette for Meeting and Greeting People in China
Learn the proper Chinese customs for meeting new people.

China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
Learn about China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ); what they are and where they are in China.

Fei Cheng Wu Rao: China's Hottest Dating Show
Everything you need to know about China's most popular dating TV game show.

China's Physical Geography - A Diverse Landscape
Chinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.

Buddhism and Religion in China
Learn more about Buddhism in China.

What Is Different About Dating in China?
Dating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.

Chinese Fortune: What Are Your Lucky and Unlucky Years?
Knowing whether you’re hot, cold, or neutral (yin or yang) helps determine your fortune plus other things like what your lucky and unlucky years are. While other factors including a person’s general luckiness also play a role in how lucky a person could be in a particular year. Lucky years are determined by the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year cycle with one of 12 animals assigned to each year.

Chinese Business Meeting Proper Etiquette
Learn the proper Chinese business etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese business meeting.

What is Wei Xin?
Learn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones.

Chinese Translations of English Names
Get your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.

The Impact of the Qin Dynasty on Chinese Culture
The impact of China's First Dynasty

Chinese Proverbs
Chinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.

What Is a Traditional Chinese Foot Massage?
Learn what a Chinese Foot Massage is and where to get one.

Determining Your Chinese Zodiac Sign
Discover what animals are in the Chinese Zodiac, why the Chinese Zodiac signs are important, and learn what your Chinese Zodiac sign is.

The History of Chinese New Year
New Year is China's most-important holiday.

Chinese Birth Chart to Predict the Sex of a Baby
Use this Chinese Birth Chart to predict whether you will have a boy or girl.

Chinese Gift-Giving: What Not to Buy
While giving a gift is much appreciated and it’s the thought that counts, there are some gifts that are absolute no-no’s in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Avoid these Chinese gift giving blunders.

Chinese Dress: Qipao (Cheongsam) Description & History
Qipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.

Chinese New Year's Eve Festivals and Celebrations
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday but get started on Chinese New Year's Eve. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Eve.

Chinese Flowers and Their Meanings
Chinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos.

Chinese Wedding Gifts - Gift Etiquette
Learn what kind of Chinese wedding gifts are acceptable to give at Chinese weddings. Learn what Chinese wedding gifts to avoid.

Chinese Wedding Ceremony Rituals
Learn all about Chinese wedding rituals and what happens at a Chinese wedding.

The Chinese Festival of Tomb Sweeping
Learn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated.

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year's Day
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.

Chinese New Year Decorations Guide
Various decorations are a must during Chinese New Year celebrations and remain up throughout the year to welcome luck, health and prosperity.

Chinese Wedding Dresses - The Stages and Related Links
Learn about Chinese wedding dresses. See what the bride, groom and guests wear at a Chinese wedding.

Chinese Wedding Traditions – Engagement
Learn about Chinese wedding traditions including engagement, betrothal gifts, and bridal dowry.

Celebrating Chinese Birthdays (Traditions and Taboos)
Learn about Chinese birthday celebrations including Chinese birthday traditions and taboos.

Chinese Wedding: What To Wear, What To Expect
Helpful links on everything from pre-wedding prep and Chinese wedding clothing to Chinese wedding food and Chinese wedding favors.

Mahjongg: The Rules, the Tiles, How to Bet and Where to Play
While the origin of mahjong (or mahjongg) is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia and growing in the U.S.

Chinese Pre-Wedding Traditions
On the morning of Chinese weddings, there are several pre-Chinese wedding traditions.

Why are Chinese (and other Asians) Better at Math?
Malcolm Gladwell Author Malcolm Gladwell has a history of thought-provoking insight in his previous books,The Tipping Point and Blink. Now he's tackling

When (and Why) Pandas Attack
A woman has her picture taken with Jing Jing, a cartoon panda and one of the Olympic mascots during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

News About China, Chinese History and Culture
Get the latest news on China, including coverage of the Chinese government, media, laws, business and economy.

The Story of Yue Fei
General Yue Fei was the national hero of the Southern Song Dynasty.

Dumplings for the New Year's Day
The story about Jiaozi, the Chinese traditional food

Chinese Name and English Name
To get your Chinese name translated from your English name.

Are Chinese Racist towards Blacks?
Most Chinese people are not racist towards Blacks because they don't have the hatred towards Blacks.

Sports History of China
Some known ancient cultural relics have provided evidence [R] that health-building activities appeared in China over 4,000 years ago.

Chinese Characters
A collection of frequently asked Chinese characters or words in gif format.

Religion in China
Freedom of Religious Belief in China, the official documents from Chinese Government

Mahjong: Scoring
While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jiàng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Learn how to score a mahjong game.

History of China
Chinese Culture.

The History of the Xiongnu
The Xiongnu were a nomadic culture that inhabited what is now Northern China, Mongolia, and Southern Russia. Between 209 B.C.E. and 93 C.E., they formed a unified empire that dominated the Mongolia region and fought and treated with the Chinese civilizations of the time.

2009 Urumqi Riots: ethnic tensions tear apart China's Xinjiang province.
One of China's most shocking violent outbursts in recent history led to a new era of internet policy and a more propaganda-savvy government.

Sina
Sina is one of China's earliest, biggest, and most successful internet companies.

Religion in China
Chinese Culture.

Legalism
Legalism was a Chinese political philosophy that advocated the control of society via strict laws and harsh punishments for violators.

Baidu
Baidu is one of China's biggest and most influential internet companies.

Mohism: the ancient Chinese philosophy that lost to Confucianism and Daoism
Mohism was an ancient Chinese philosophy epsoused by the followers of Mozi during the Warring States period, but it failed to catch on the way Daoism and Confucianism did.

Confucian thinker Xunzi felt that humans were inherently bad
Xunzi, the third most important thinker in Confucianism, is best known for advocating the opposite position from Mencius: that humans are inherently bad.

Mencius: Confucianism's second most important figure
Mencius was a Chinese philosopher who was considered the second most important figure in Confucianism.

Chinese Etiquette Tips
Learnt tips to understanding Chinese Traditions and Chinese Culture.

A Brief History of the Renminbi (Chinese Yuan) Currency
Everything you wanted to know about China's currency.

Chinese New Year: Pingxi, Taiwan Sky Lantern Festival
Every Chinese New Year (mid-January to mid-February depending on the lunar calendar), thousands of revelers descend upon Pingxi, a small township nestled among the mountains in northeastern Taipei County, an hour’s drive from Taipei. During the celebration, between 100,000-200,000 lanterns are launched.

Chinese Food Culture: Incompatible Combinations
Learn about Chinese food culture and which foods are incompatible. Find rememdies for incompatible food pairings.

Chinese Food Culture: Incompatible Food Combinations
Learn about Chinese food culture and which foods are incompatible. Find rememdies for incompatible food pairings. Page 2.

Tips to Follow for Proper Chinese Dining Etiquette
Learn Chinese dining etiquette tips.

How China's National People's Congress (NPC) Is Elected
All about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected.

Celebrations Highlight Cultural History
Chinese Culture.

China’s Got Talent: China's Most Popular Talent Show
China's most popular talent show has produced some interesting stars.

How to Play the Chinese Card Game Dou Di Zhu
Learn how to play Dou Di Zhu, one of China's most popular card games.

The Chinese Language
Over 1 billion people speak Chinese.

Chinese Superstitions Rooted in Religion
Chinese Culture.

Chinese Culture Forum
Welcome to the Chinese Culture Forum! This is the place to post comments, ask questions, and say whatever is on your mind. Learn how the Chinese Culture Forum is setup to easily navigate your way through the Chinese Culture Forum.

Tsinghua University
Tsinghua is one of China's oldest and most respected universities, but like many Chinese schools, it has had a difficult path into the present.

What Is Chinese Tea?
Learn about the history of Chinese tea, the different kinds of Chinese tea, and how to conduct a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Chinese Clothes
Learn all about traditional Chinese clothes for men and women.From knockoff purses and clothing to fake iPhones and iPads, China is a counterfeit-lover’s paradise. Whether you’re looking to buy pirated DVDs or counterfeit pearls, buyer beware – you get what you pay for. But if you can’t resist, learn where to find the goods. Many of the world’s top fashion designers are Chinese or of Chinese-decent. Learn how Chinese culture helped shape their designs.

Chinese Spa Treatment
Learn about various Chinese spa treatments, including traditional Chinese foot massage, knife massage, and hair wash.

Identification and Explanation of Mahjong Tiles
While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jià ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Before playing mahjong, it is important to identify and understand each mahjong tile.

Expo 2010 Shanghai: Learn All about Expo 2010 Shanghai
Planning a trip to Expo 2010 Shanghai or just want to know more about the World’s Fair? From basic advice for visiting Expo 2010 Shanghai to taking a virtual visit, learn all about Expo 2010 Shanghai.

How Confucius' Birthday Is Traditionally Celebrated
The Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius (祭孔大典) is held annually on Confucius’ Birthday to pay homage to Confucius, China’s ‘First Teacher.’

Leshan Giant Buddha
China's, and indeed the world's, largest stone Buddha statue sits in the Mount Emei park in Leshan, and it is massive.

Jade Burial Suits
Jade burial suits were once a hugely important part of Chinese elites' preparation for the afterlife.

The Han Dynasty
The Han Dynasty was China's first following the initial Qin unification, and it helped shape the way the country would be run for centuries to come.

English Names in Chinese – H
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter H.

Filial Piety - Definition in Chinese Culture
Learn about Filial Piety. Chinese Culture.

Chinese Holidays and Festivals by Season
Learn all about Chinese holidays like Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Dragon Boat Festival. Learn how to prepare for various Chinese holidays, what to wear, and what to eat.

Chinese New Year: 'CCTV New Year’s Gala' (春节联欢晚会)
Since 1983, Chinese families have sat down to wrap dumplings and watch CCTV’s 'New Year’s Gala' on television on Chinese New Year's Eve. It’s a Chinese New Year’s Eve tradition that nearly every family in China participates in to ring in the New Year.

Mahjong: How to Play Mahjong
Learn how to play mahjong. While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jià ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).

Sun Yat-sen - Chinese Political Leader Profile
Learn about Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China.

China - Second Largest Auto Producer in the World
In a country where bicycles once outnumbered cars as the preferred mode of transportation, consumers are clamoring to get behind the wheel.

Chinese Art: Chinese Artists (A-Z)
From ancient art to modern art, Chinese artists like Ai Weiwei, Au Hoi-lam, Lei Yixin, Lin Jiunting, Nyima Tsering, Qi Bai Shi, and Ye Jingjing have created some of the best art in the world. China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan have some of the world's finest galleries and museums showcasing the best of Chinese art.

Chinese Athletes
Leatn about Chinese and Taiwanese athletes like Liu Xiang and Yao Ming.

Chinese Christmas: Celebrate a Chinese-Style Christmas
Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Chinese Christmas: Get Chinese Decorations, Christmas Cards, and Stocking Stuffers
Deck the Halls Chinese-style this holiday with Chinese Decorations, Christmas Cards, and Stocking Stuffers.

Chinese New Year: Taiwan
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday in Taiwan but by the Lantern Festival, the last day of Chinese New Year, it all gets ratcheted up a few more notches with fiery lanterns, noisy firecrackers and mouthwatering food.

Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival
From what to eat to what to do, learn all about how to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival.

China's internet culture
China's internet is a diverse and unique environment that has some real differences when compared with the English-language web.

Wu Zetian: China's Only Female Emperor
Wu Zetian was China's first and only female emperor. She ruled with an iron fist, but she was also a highly effective governor.

Chinglish
Chinglish, a review of David Henry Hwang's Broadway play Ch’inglish

Gōngfū Chá – Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony
Use this easy, step-by-step traditional Chinese tea ceremony guide to brew the perfect cup of Chinese tea.

How to Make a Chinese Lantern
Learn how to make a traditional Chinese Lantern for Chinese New Year.

Daily Chinese Horoscope – January 21, 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for January 21, 2012, day 351 of the Lunar calendar

Daily Chinese Horoscope – November 27, 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for November 27, 2012, day 309 of the Lunar calendar

Daily Chinese Horoscope – November 14, 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for November 14, 2012, day 296 of the Lunar calendar

Mahjong: Gambling
When playing mahjong for money, who pays depends on the ending of the game. While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jiàng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).

What Is the Xinhai Revolution?
Learn about the Xinhai Revolution, which is commemorated October 10 each year.

Yin and Yang
Learn about Yin and Yang. Chinese Culture.

Chinese Zodiac
Learn what the Chinese Zodiac is and how to find your Chinese zodiac sign.

Face
Learn about the Chinese concept of Face.

Zhongshan Suit
Learn what a Zhongshan Suit is and where to buy a Zhongshan Suit.

TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Learn all about Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Calligraphy
Learn about Chinese calligraphy. Chinese Culture.

Jeremy Lin
Learn about Jeremy Lin, the first basketball player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to play in the N.B.A.

Jay Chou: Mando-pop Megastar
A profile of Jay Chou, who is arguably the most popular pop singer in China.

DJ Wordy: Profile of DJ Wordy
DJ Wordy is one of China’s most famous turntablists and China’s first international disc jockey.

Zhang Yimou
Learn about the life and films of Zhang Yimou, China's most famous director.

Han Han
A profile of Han Han, one of China's most successful authors, bloggers, and race-car drivers.

Lu Xun: The Father of Modern Chinese Literature
A profile of Lu Xun, the father of modern Chinese literature and one of the most widely-read Chinese authors ever.

Chen Kaige: One of China's Greatest Directors
A profile of Chen Kaige, one of the most accomplished filmmakers in China's

Mian Mian
China’s literary wild child, Mian Mian, writes frank novels about once taboo subjects like night life, drug abuse, and promiscuous sex. Mian Mian is considered part of China’s New Generation of writers.

Chinese Athletes: Liu Xiang
Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler Liu Xiang is one of China’s most famous athletes. Liu Xiang won China’s first ever Olympic gold medal in Track and Field in the 110m hurdles. Liu has also been a world champion and world record holder in his signature event. Liu was one of the most hyped athletes prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics but he dropped out blaming his withdrawal on an injury.

Li Ka-shing
Learn about Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-shing.

Steven Chu biography - profile of Steven Chu
Profile of Nobel prize winner Steven Chu, U.S. President-elect Obama's choice for Secretary of the Energy Department

Li Yanhong (Robin Li) - Profile of Li Yanhong (Robin Li)
A profile of Li Yanhong (Robin Li), president of Baidu.com.

Guide to Dim Sum
Learn what dim sum is and how to order it.

Chinese Movies
See the top 10 Chinese Movies you should see, including The Bnnquet, To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers.

Chinese Movies
See the top 10 Chinese Movies you should see, including The Bnnquet, To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers. Page 2.

The Real Kung Pao Chicken
Learn the history behind Kung Pao Chicken, perhaps Sichuan's most famous dish, and then learn how to cook it!

The 50 Cent Party: China's Paid Internet Commenters
A thorough examination of China's paid, pro-government online commentators.

The Chengguan: China's Most Notorious Law Enforcement Officers
China's city management officials are the country's most notorious group of police. Why is a group that's meant to mostly enforce city beautification codes so widely feared?

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: China's Most Popular Cartoon
Learn about China's most popular animated TV series, and why kids and adults alike adore Pleasant Goat and his friends.

Who's Who in China - Chinese Leaders
Learn about Chinese leaders past and present like Mao Zedong, Hu Jintao, Wen Jiabao, Jiang Zemin, and Xi Jinping.

DIY Fortune – Red Divination Blocks
Learn how to tell your Chinese fortune by using red divination blocks.

Chien Tung or Chinese Fortune Sticks
Chinese culture has many types of Chinese fortune telling including Chinese Fortune Sticks. Learn about Chinese Fortune Sticks.

Chinese Fortune Telling
Learn all about Chinese fortune telling including types of fortune telling and what to expect when visiting a fortune teller.

How to Perform Chinese Coin Divination
Learn how to perform Chinese coin divination to forecast your fortune and those of your friends.

Chinese Horoscope - January 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for January 2012

Chinese Fortune Telling - Bird Fortune Telling
Learn how Bird Fortune Telling can determine a person's Chinese fortune.

Chinese Fortune – Determine Your Chinese Fortune Based on Dreams
Learn how to interpret your dreams using Chinese culture and Chinese fortune telling.

How to Find a Chinese Girlfriend (or Boyfriend)
Learn the steps to finding a Chinese girlfriend or Boyfriend.

Chinese Horoscope - October 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for October 2012

Chinese Horoscope - September 2012
Your daily Chinese horoscope for September 2012.

Chinese Fortune Telling - Basic Fortune Telling
Chinese culture has many types of Chinese fortune telling including basic fortune telling. Learn about basic fortune telling.

What Is It Like to Have Gua Sha?
Learn what it is like to have gua sha. Your Guide to Chinese Culture and readers share what it is like to have gua sha.

London 2012 Games: China's Gymnastics Team 2012
Learn who is on China's gymnastics team, including female gymnasts Deng Linlin, Yao Jinnan, He Kexin,

London 2012 Olympic Games
See how China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan did at the London 2012 Olympic Games

The Conflict over the Diaoyu Islands
Learn about the on-going conflict over the Diaoyu Islands

China's traffic troubles
China has some of the worst traffic in the world. How does the country cope?

Chinese Puzzles - Tangram
Learn what a tangram puzzle is, how to make a tangram puzzle, and how to solve a tangram puzzle.

Chinese Hair Wash
Learn what a Chinese Hair Wash is and where to get one.

Chinese Knife Massage
Learn what a Chinese Knife Massage is and where to get one.

Dongzhi Festival
Learn how the Dongzhi Festival, a Winter Solstice Festival, is celebrated in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Chinese Games - Learn How to Play Popular Chinese Games
Learn how to play Chinese games like mahjong, liar's dice, and struggle against the landlord.

Dates for Chinese New Year
Learn the dates for Chinese New Year.

Hungry Ghost Month - Grappling with Ghosts
Learn about Grappling with Ghosts, a folk festival that is part of the Hungry Ghost Month.

Study in Taiwan - Taiwan Study Abroad
There are many opportunities to study in Taiwan. Learn about English-language higher education programs available for foreigners who want to study in Taiwan.

Chinese Clothing: Dudou
While there are several types of ancient Chinese underwear styles, including the xieyi (a tunic-style undergarment) worn in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), the moxiong (a one-piece breast-binding garment) in the Northern Dynasty (420AD-588AD), Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD) and Song Dynasty (960AD-1279AD), and the zhuyao (embroidered underwear worn by court ladies in the Qing Dynasty, the dudou (肚兜) remains the most popular.

2012 Fortune by Chinese Zodiac Sign
Several factors are used in Chinese fortune telling to determine a person’s fortune including a person's Chinese zodiac sign. Knowing your Chinese zodiac sign, element and predisposition (hot, cold, or neutral) are all used to determine your fortune. Consulting a Chinese almanac like 2012 Chinese Almanac by Peter So (ISBN 978-988-1905-6-9) or a fortune teller will help you find a detailed, more personal fortune.

Chinese History: Five Year Plan
Every five years, China’s Central Government writes a new Five-Year Plan (中国五年计划), a detailed outline for country’s economic goals for the next five years.

Chinese History: Fourth Five-Year Plan (1971-1975)
The Fourth Five-Year Plan (1971-1975) continued to set the bar high for China’s economic growth. To achieve the target of 12.5-percent annual growth in industrial and agricultural gross output, 130 billion yuan was budgeted for infrastructure development.

Chinese History: Great Sparrow Campaign
The Great Sparrow Campaign (打麻雀运动) was part of Mao Zedong’s Four Pests Campaign (除四害运动). A part of the Great Leap Forward (大跃进) from 1958-1962, the goal of the Four Pests Campaign was to get rid of rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows. Sparrows were considered pests because they ate grain seeds. Farmers were encouraged to tear down sparrows’ nests, break sparrow eggs, and bang pots and pans to scare sparrows away.

Chinese History: Second Five-Year Plan (1958-1962)
Realizing that the Soviet model of industrial development was not working in China (China’s high ratio of people to resources and its low level of technological development made the Soviet model unsuitable), the Second Five-Year Plan (1958-1962) outlined five objectives which modified the goals set out in the First Five-Year Plan.

Hungry Ghost Month
Learn about the Chinese hungry ghost festival and how to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival.

228 Day
228 Day is a national holiday on Feb. 28 in Taiwan to remember the victims of the 228 Incident (二二八事件) or 228 Massacre (二二八大屠殺).

Chinese History: Tenth Five Year Plan (2001-2005)
Every five years, China’s Central Government writes a new Five-Year Plan (中国五年计划, Zhōngguó wǔ nián jìhuà), a detailed outline for the country’s economic goals for the next five years.

Chinese New Year: Macau
Chinese New Year festivities abound in Macau. Here’s where to usher in the Year of the Rabbit during Chinese New Year 2011. Except for the Stepping High Macau Tower Run, all other events are free.

Chinese Toasts
Whether you’re ringing in Chinese New Year with a bottle of champagne, making a toast at a wedding, or drinking 白酒 (báijiǔ, a popular type of Chinese alcohol) with your friends, here are some Chinese toasts.

China Study Abroad: Higher Education in Shanghai for Non-Chinese Speakers
A variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to business administration are offered in Shanghai for foreigners – even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese.

Henan Province China - Profile of Henan Province, China
A brief description of China's Henan Province

The Chinese National Anthem: March of the Volunteers
China's official national anthem is the March of the Volunteers, written by poet Tian Han.

National Anthem of the Republic of China
Learn the words to Taiwan’s national anthem. The lyrics to the National Anthem of the Republic of China are from a speech given in 1924 by Sun Yat-sen at the opening of the Whampoa Military Academy in Guangzhou, China.

Taiwanese TV Shows: ‘Largest Political Party’
‘Largest Political Party’ is a Taiwanese TV sketch comedy show that pokes fun at Taiwanese politics.

Anna Sophie Loewenberg - Profile of Anna Sophie Loewenberg, Star of ‘Sexy Beijing’
American Anna Sophie Loewenberg stars in 'Sexy Beijing' (性感北京), an Internet TV show parody of HBO’s 'Sex and the City' (SATC). Loewenberg, who goes by her Chinese name, Sufei (苏斐) wanders the hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing looking for love in the land of 1.3 billion people while showcasing Chinese culture in an untraditional way.

Episode Guide ‘Sexy Beijing’
American Anna Sophie Loewenberg stars in 'Sexy Beijing' (性感北京), an Internet TV show parody of HBO’s 'Sex and the City' (SATC). Loewenberg, who goes by her Chinese name, Sufei (苏斐) wanders the hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing looking for love in the land of 1.3 billion people while showcasing Chinese culture in an untraditional way. Page 2.

Explore Chinese Social Networking Sites
Despite the Chinese government’s censorship of the Internet, users in China stay connected in a variety of ways including using social networking sites. While Facebook remains blocked in China, savvy users still access Facebook using Virtual Private Networks. But for millions of users who cannot use VPN to bypass Internet restrictions, Chinese versions of social networking sites have proliferated.

Chinese TV: Guide to CCTV 9
CCTV 9 or CCTV News is China Central Television’s English-language news channel. There are 20 shows, ranging from newscasts to Chinese language learning programs, that air 24 hours a day.

Don't forget
Chinese Culture. Page 10.

Book Review - To Live
To Live is a moving depiction of the ebbs and flows of a young Chinese man who has lost everything gambling and tries to reform his life.

Chinese Horoscope: Daily Chinese Horoscope: Mar. 16, 2012
See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Mar. 16, 2012.

Chinese Horoscope: Daily Chinese Horoscope: Mar. 20, 2012
See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Mar. 20, 2012.

Daily Chinese Horoscope: Feb. 26, 2012
See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 26, 2012.

Chinese Names of Celebrities
Learn the Chinese name for Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Chinese Names of Celebrities
Learn the Chinese name for Jerry Seinfeld.