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Chinese  Art and Crafts




Chinese arts and crafts have a long history. Earthenware of the primitive society of the Neolithic Age is the earliest artistic work. The bronze ware of the Shang(16th century BC-11th centry BC) and Zhou(11th century BC-221 BC)dynasties,lacquer ware of the Warring States Period(475BC -221 BC),silk fabics of the Han(206BC-220 AD) and Tang (618-907) dynasties, embroidery of the Song Dynasty(960 -1279),cloisonne and porcelain of the Ming Dynasty91368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, all enjoy the worldwide reputation for their exquisiteness and refinement.
 
Made with high craftsmanship,traditional Chinese arts and crafts are of stricking nationalistic features and rich varieties. They have logn been shipped around the world
Tang tricolor pottery Porcelain Cloisonne Kite
Embroidery Chinese Calligraphy Silk Paper-cuts
Jade carving  The shadow show Seal cutting Traditional Chinese painting
Four treasures of the study      


Chinese  Festivals


Boasting rich cultural meaning and a long history, traditional Chinese festivals compose an important and brilliant part of Chinese culture. Most traditional festivals took shape during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). In the most prosperous Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), traditional festivals liberated themselves from primitive sacrifice, taboo and mystery and became more entertaining. From then on, festive occasions turned more brisk and exciting and more and more folk customs were developed.  

Spring Festival The Lantern Festival Tomb Sweeping Day The Dragon Boat Festival
Double Seventh Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival Double Ninth Festival  

Chinese  Religions and Believes

Freedom to practice religion is enshrined in the Chinese constitution.China has maintained what must rank among the world’s most eclectic collection of religious traditions,encompasing not only native belief systems- Confucianism and Daoism- but Buddhism,Islam,and several strains of Christianity as well.




Confucianism Daoism Buddhism Islam
Christianity      

Chinese  Symbols


Peking Opera Chinese Tea Chinese Cuisine Chinese Wine
Traditional Chinese Medical Science and Meicine Four Great Inventions Lucky Number Chinese Zodiac
Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy and Narcotherapy Five Elements Four Pillars of Destiny Months and solar terms
Fengshui Eunuchs and concubines Mahjong  
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