Traditions Index

Chinese Traditions Chinese Traditions The traditions of China give a distinct cultural identity. These include festivals; religion; tea; traditional medicine and games. The Chinese language has its own section.

Festivals A guide to the important festivals in China including information on the New Year, Lantern and Mid Autumn Festivals.
Religion A guide to religious beliefs in China. Also see our introduction to religious concepts.
Tea The cultivation of tea began in China. It is still a key part of Chinese culture.
Tea Houses The taking of tea in a Sichuan teahouse is still steeped in tradition.
History of Tea - The Universal Beverage A survey of the history of tea from its earliest days.
Xuanzang Buddhist xuanzang and the ‘Warehouse-Consciousness’ concept in China.
Chinese Calligraphy - its significance in China Traces the enduring importance of the written script in China through the last two thousand years.
Daoism The ancient Daoist tradition has strong ties with modern environmentalism.
Astrological Years Background to the familiar Chinese Astrological twelve year cycle
Symbolism in Chinese Art The history of art and the hidden meanings in Chinese Art.
Dunhuang Art The Dunhuang caves and the development of Chinese Art.
Calendar The history of the Chinese Calendar system including timing of New Year
Marriage Learn about attitudes and traditions associated with marriage in China
Food Chinese food is chosen to be carefully balanced for nutrition and health.
Whats in a Wok? A lok at the origin of English names for Chinese foods.
Kite Flying Kite flying has been a traditional pastime for centuries.
Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) continues to gain acceptance in the West.
TCM Another survey of the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dao de jing The life of the Daoist philosopher Lao Zi and the book ‘Dao de jing’.
Acupuncture Acupuncture is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine involving insertion of needles at key points on the body.
Making Lanterns Making traditional Chinese lanterns is not as easy as it might seem.
Papercuts One of the chief art forms in China is the 'papercut', appropriate as the Chinese also invented paper.
Chess The Chinese Chess Game has a large following and offers an interesting variation to the Western game of Chess
Go The Game of Go has simple rules that lead to a game with beguiling complexity.

See Also

The London Jing Kun Opera Association   The only society in the UK that promotes both Jing and Kun Opera.
Chinese language and culture forum   Discuss topics of the day with a large online community worldwide. Wide selections of topics from language to politics.
Asian Art in London   A directory of dealers in all kinds of Asian art including many Chinese shops, auction houses, exhibitions and events.
China the beautiful   Celebrates 5,000 years of Chinese culture with introduction to poetry, calligraphy, painting, chinese characters, literature, painting and philosophy. Some information in Chinese. Lots of cultural information and includes an English-Chinese online dictionary.
Feng Shui Society   Information about all aspects of Feng Shui in the UK including courses and practictioners.
Learning Chinese   A directory of useful resources for learning the Chinese language.
Enchanted Learning   Make lanterns, models and learn about China at the same time. Aimed at children.
Chinese Brush Painting   Background information about the tradition of chinese bruh painting.
Art Chinese   View and buy works of art by contemporary artists.
Classical Music   A more learned backgound to Chinese music.
Amazing Chinese Food   All about chinese food: recipes; diets; nutition
Friends of the Church in China   Membership organisation that promotes links with Christian churches in China.
Find a Chinese language teacher   Locate a teacher of the Chinese language conveniently close to you.
Sinophilia   Lots of general information about language, culture, art, religions and especially Daoism.
Tai Chi Resources   Find a course or learn the basics of TaiChi.
Zhong Ding   Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association : Information about Taiji and other martial arts in the UK.
China Today   Large amount of news about all aspects of life in China. [China]
National Palace Museum   Browse the large collection of material from the famous National Palace Museum which contains many great Chinese treasures.

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