113 episodes

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

A Thousand Whys China Plus

    • Society & Culture

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

    Fantastic mushrooms and where to find them

    Fantastic mushrooms and where to find them

    Fungi are perhaps one of the most fantastic creatures in our planet. There's a place in China that drives mushroom lovers crazy. Let's dive in!

    • 4 min
    Why do Chinese people love mountains and waters?

    Why do Chinese people love mountains and waters?

    The list of the first batch of national parks in China has just been announced. These parks are for the protection of rare plants, birds and animals, the preservation of land and water, and for the Chinese people’s long tradition of love towards nature, especially in the hearts of the poets, painters and philosophers. In today’s episode, we explore these charming locations and look at how the ancient Chinese people appreciated the beauty of nature.

    • 9 min
    Why do we divide a year differently?

    Why do we divide a year differently?

    As the temperature continues to drop, the Chinese lunar calendar has ushered in another solar term today: the Cold Dew. In case you are curious about why we have soooo many different solar terms in a year, we bring the answer in this episode.

    • 5 min
    Was The Analects really written by Confucius?

    Was The Analects really written by Confucius?

    There is a saying that one must learn about Confucius and his legacy to truly understand China. The Analects of Confucius is the absolute classic on Confucianism. But was the book really written by Confucius?

    • 7 min
    Is autumn always SAD?

    Is autumn always SAD?

    Though many of us tend to consider autumn as a time of nostalgia and sadness - some may even experience seasonal affective disorder, or SAD - a Tang Dynasty poet had a totally different perspective of this season.

    • 6 min
    Curious Foodie: Why debating over a moon cake?

    Curious Foodie: Why debating over a moon cake?

    Eating moon cakes is an essential part of celebrating the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in China. But did you know that these small pastries can sometimes trigger a heated debate?

    • 6 min

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

You Might Also Like

More by China Plus