Snapshots of Chinese Culture

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Transaction Publishers, 10 փտվ, 2014 թ. - 246 էջ
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Over their long and colorful history, the Chinese people have produced a variety of fascinating and useful cultural artifacts and performance inventions--from the compass and paper money to tea ceremonies and wedding parties--that have won the admiration of people around the world. They have improved living conditions for many who remain unaware of the Chinese origins of these innovations. This book's forty concise chapters serve as windows into a wide range of Chinese cultural traditions and practices. Some aspects of culture featured here include Chinese gardens, homes, and temples; calligraphy, chess, and clothing; paper cutting, seals, and musical instruments; martial arts and Peking Opera; and feng shui (auspicious design). Amply illustrated, with idiomatic phrases parsed throughout, the authors offer a road map to guide both the novice and "old hand" alike through the essential elements of Chinese culture.
 

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Preface
Chronology of Chinese History Provinces and Major Cities of China
Chinese Dragon Culture
Mountains andRivers in China 3 Religion
Chinese Etiquette
Traditional Chinese Festivals
Chinese Gardens 7 Chinese Residences 8 Famous Temples in China
The Lunar Calendar andthe Twentyfour Solar Terms
ChineseInventions
Chinese Characters 12 The Four Treasures of the Chinese Study
Lute Chess Calligraphy and Painting
Chinese Medicine 15 The Chinese Wayto StayHealthy
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Traditional Chinese Weapons 18 Chinese Names 19 The Chinese Zodiac
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Zhao Yin is professor of English Language at Foshan University, China. She has written and edited ten books and published numerous papers. In recent years, she has committed herself to the dissemination of Chinese culture and translation work.

Cai Xinzhi is an associate professor at Foshan University devoted to the dissemination of Chinese culture. In recent years she has published many papers, participated in the compilation of several books, and directed projects on behalf of Foshan University.

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