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Answers to 'what are the Chinese ways and why?'

    A mixture of remembering the deceased and celebrating the new life

    A mixture of remembering the deceased and celebrating the new life

    Qingming Festival, mostly known as the Tomb Sweeping Day, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China. Usually in early April, the festival actually contains more meanings than the tomb sweeping for the Chinese people. To find out more about this ancient festival, let’s hear what Shen Ting has to say.

    • 8 分钟
    Let’s celebrate the time of rebirth

    Let’s celebrate the time of rebirth

    According to the Five Elements of Chinese philosophy, spring is associated with the color green, the wood element, and the climate of wind. So we eat green vegetables, plant seeds, and fly kites. After a season of darkness and quietness, the spring equinox marks the beginning of spring. Let’s celebrate the time of rebirth.

    • 6 分钟
    Feeling bored? Try these traditional Chinese games

    Feeling bored? Try these traditional Chinese games

    Turn to ancient Chinese wisdom for fun games to play if you want to take a break from the digital world. Families with young kids in particular would love them.

    • 6 分钟
    Peach Blossom Land – a utopia for the Chinese people

    Peach Blossom Land – a utopia for the Chinese people

    Peach blossom is favored by the Chinese people not only because of its beauty, but also the cultural connotation it contains thanks to an article composed more than two millennia ago. And of course it won’t be just for the blossom that the plant of peach has been enchanting the Chinese for so many centuries. Shen Ting tells you more about it.

    • 8 分钟
    Have a sworn friend? Gift him an orchid, then

    Have a sworn friend? Gift him an orchid, then

    Orchid, together with plum, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, are referred to as "The Noble Four" of plants, or the Four Gentlemen. Click to learn why orchid makes the perfect symbol of friendship, integrity, and nobility among all flowers in Chinese culture.

    • 6 分钟
    How do I love thee, magpies?

    How do I love thee, magpies?

    Magpies don’t have the best of reputations, being known as the scavenger, predator, thief, attacker and even a sign of bad luck in some cultures.
    But folktales in China tell a different story about magpies that symbolize joy, good luck, happiness and fortune.
    Want to share a bit of magpie luck?

    • 7 分钟

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最近对中国文化很感兴趣,碰巧听到这个关于传统文化的英文节目,觉得里面的内容还是挺不错的,每周都坚持听,并且把文章听写下来。非常感谢!

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