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.|
|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.|
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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