China and Chinese culture.

Mid-Autumn Festival – Moon Festival

Search for: The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese people. Dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China’s Shang Dynasty, it was first called Zhongqiu Jie (literally “Mid-Autumn Festival”) in the Zhou Dynasty.[1] In Malaysia, Singapore, …

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China Lily

Search for: The white lily symbolises “Love for all seasons” and is widely used in Chinese weddings. In China the lily flower is a symbol of motherly love and also symbolizes the beauty of women. In addition, the lily also represents the purity of the soul. The color of the lily is very rich and …

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Through a Foreigner’s Eyes – Marriage in China

Search for: Marriage traditions in China can be mystifying to a foreigner especially considering the idea that marriage is not just about the couple but about the joining of families. The following article with a byline from Alan Paul Trundley that I have found posted in various places on the internet provides some interesting …

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