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

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

    What is it like to live in a Beijing quadrangle?

    What is it like to live in a Beijing quadrangle?

    With expanding urbanization all around the globe, historical residences that still exist today are especially precious as witnesses of history and traditional culture. In this episode, let's tour around a traditional residence in China's capital city Beijing. The siheyuan courtyard, or a quadrangle, shows us a glimpse of what Beijing style was like back in time.

    • 6 min
    What's so special about doornails in China?

    What's so special about doornails in China?

    "Golden doornails on a red gate" has been a symbol of the imperial power of the Qing dynasty. Apart from this, did you know that doornails have long been used in China for centuries? In this episode, we are going to introduce to you how Chinese doornails evolved into the way they are today. Let's check this out!

    • 10 min
    Why we celebrate seniors' birthdays with… peaches?

    Why we celebrate seniors' birthdays with… peaches?

    What do you think is the meaning of a birthday celebration? Sending and receiving best wishes, perhaps? This episode of A Thousand Whys shares with you an interesting and meaningful Chinese tradition concerning birthday celebration – not for kids this time, but rather, for seniors!

    • 6 min
    What did you pick on your first birthday?

    What did you pick on your first birthday?

    The first birthday of a baby is the most precious – it’s a landmark for any child as well as an exciting time for parents. In China, it’s believed by some that the first thing you pick up at your first birthday party can tell about your future career. Interested in the “picking up” game for the first birthday, in a Chinese way?

    • 6 min
    Who do we see in our dreams?

    Who do we see in our dreams?

    If someone tells you that he/she saw Mr. Zhougong last night, you might wonder, who is Mr. Zhougong? Anyone to be worried about?

    • 5 min
    Fun facts about Shanghai you might not know

    Fun facts about Shanghai you might not know

    You might know Shanghai as an international cultural metropolis, yet you probably don’t know that Shanghai is also an international hub of shipping and trade. This episode will share with you some fun facts about “the city you think you know.”

    • 6 min

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