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How People Celebrate Christmas in China
Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Learn about how people in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan decorate for the holidays, beliefs about Santa Claus, Christmas activities, and how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated.
Find Out What Your Chinese Name Would Be
Get your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.
What Is Daoism and How Is It Practiced in China?
Learn more about Daoism (Taoism) in China.
Learn Gift-Giving Etiquette in Chinese Culture
Not only is the choice of gift important in Chinese culture, but how much you spend on it, how you wrap it, and how you present it are equally important.
Yin and Yang
In Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.
What Not to Buy When Giving Gifts in China
While giving a gift is much appreciated and it’s the thought that counts, there are some gifts that are absolute no-no’s in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Avoid these Chinese gift giving blunders.
3 Things Everyone Should Know about the Chinese...
New Year is China's most-important holiday.
4 Things to Know About a Chinese Funeral
See how people’s lives are remembered and celebrated at Chinese funerals. Chinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his or her family are from but some basic traditions still apply.
What is Education Like in China?
Frequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.
What Red Envelopes Mean on Chinese New Year
A red envelope is simply a long, narrow, red envelope with money in it. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. Variations of the red envelope include red envelopes with cartoon characters and red envelopes from stores and companies that contain coupons and gift certificates inside.
How to Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign
Discover what animals are in the Chinese Zodiac, why the Chinese Zodiac signs are important, and learn what your Chinese Zodiac sign is.
3 Types of Chinese Proverbs and Lots of Examples
Chinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.
Chinese Christmas: Celebrate a Chinese-Style...
Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Can the Chinese Predict a Baby's Sex With a...
Use this Chinese Birth Chart to predict whether you will have a boy or girl.
A Quick Summary about Buddhism in China
Learn more about Buddhism in China.
Chinese Fable Stories
Chinese fable stories, proverbs and idioms.
How to Celebrate Chinese Birthdays
Learn about Chinese birthday celebrations including Chinese birthday traditions and taboos.
Chinese Paper Invention
Paper was invented by Cai Lun in 105 AD, which was one of the four great inventions by the Chinese.
Jade Culture
Jade symbolizes beauty, nobility, perfection, constancy, power, and immortality in Chinese culture.
Dating in China: What’s Different?
Dating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.
Chinese Good Luck Symbols
The top ten Chinese lucky characters for the Chinese.
Chinese Christmas: Sing 'Jingle Bells' in Chinese
While the words may not be an exact translation of the English lyrics to 'Jingle Bells,' the Chinese lyrics capture the essence of this timeless Christmas carol. The Mandarin lyrics are sung to the traditional melody of 'Jingle Bells.'
The Basics about Chinese Characters
To understand the basic of Chinese characters.
6 Remnants of the Qin Dynasty That Still...
The impact of China's First Dynasty
11 Taboos in Chinese Culture
Learn how to avoid common Chinese taboos.
What is the History of the Chinese Zodiac?
The History of the Chinese Zodiac
China vs. Hong Kong
China and Hong Kong are the same country, but that doesn't mean they always get along. But what's the cause of all the bickering?
Religion in China
Freedom of Religious Belief in China, the official documents from Chinese Government
Birthday Customs of the Newborn and Elderly
Newborn children Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running.
Learn How to Celebrate Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. There are different stories of how Chinese New Year came about, but it has been celebrated for thousands of years. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year.
Chinese Characters
A collection of frequently asked Chinese characters or words in gif format.
Dongzhi Festival
Learn how the Dongzhi Festival, a Winter Solstice Festival, is celebrated in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The 4 Great Chinese Inventions
Many of the tools used today, from compasses to kites were invented in China. Learn about Chinese inventions and their origins, how they work, and where to purchase them.
Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Fun...
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.
Moon Festival
About Chinese Moon Festival and moon cakes.
Your Guide to Mahjong Tiles
While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jià ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Before playing mahjong, it is important to identify and understand each mahjong tile.
Exploring Chinese Wedding Traditions
Learn about Chinese wedding traditions including engagement, betrothal gifts, and bridal dowry.
Check Out How Your Name Looks in Chinese
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter A.
The Root of the Tiananmen Square Protests
Origins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests
Mahjong: How To Play Mahjong
Learn how to play mahjong. While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jià ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
Taiwan History - A Brief History of Taiwan
From its early days to the present day, learn about Taiwan's history.
Chinese Silk and the Silk Road
Silk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Want to know when or where or how it is discovered?
Chinese Citizenship Explained
The Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.
How a Traditional Chinese Foot Massage Helps...
Learn what a Chinese Foot Massage is and where to get one.
Chinese Business - Chinese Business Meeting...
Learn the proper Chinese business etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese business meeting.
Celebrate a Traditional Chinese Birthday with...
Western-style birthday celebrations with neatly wrapped gifts, colorful balloons and sweet cakes with candles are becoming more popular in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. However, Chinese culture has some distinct birthday customs. Learn how to celebrate a Chinese-style birthday.
Chinese Communist Party
Learn how the Chinese Communist Party was founded and how it is organized.
Chinese History: First Five-Year Plan (1953-57)
The goal of China’s First Five-Year Plan (1953-57) was to strive for a high rate of economic growth and emphasize development in heavy industry (mining, iron manufacturing, and steel manufacturing) and technology (like machine construction) rather than agriculture.
How the Chinese Zodiac Can Tell You if this Is...
Knowing whether you’re hot, cold, or neutral (yin or yang) helps determine your fortune plus other things like what your lucky and unlucky years are. While other factors including a person’s general luckiness also play a role in how lucky a person could be in a particular year. Lucky years are determined by the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year cycle with one of 12 animals assigned to each year.
Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism
Introduction to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism
How to Celebrate Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday but get started on Chinese New Year's Eve. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Eve.
Winter Solstice
Ancient Chinese astronomers divided the whole year into 24 solar terms. The Winter Solstice is the 22nd solar term.
Chinese Christmas: Deck the Halls Chinese-style
Deck the Halls Chinese-style this holiday with Chinese Decorations, Christmas Cards, and Stocking Stuffers.
Chinese Wedding - All about Chinese Weddings
Helpful links on everything from pre-wedding prep and Chinese wedding clothing to Chinese wedding food and Chinese wedding favors.
Chinese Name and English Name
To get your Chinese name translated from your English name.
What Flowers Represent in Chinese Culture
Chinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos.
What Does the Qipao Style of Chinese Dress Look...
Qipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.
How Diverse is China's Landscape?
Chinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.
Chinese Wedding Gifts
Learn what kind of Chinese wedding gifts are acceptable to give at Chinese weddings. Learn what Chinese wedding gifts to avoid.
Gift Guide: Chinese Gifts for Her
Fashionable Chinese clothing, accessories, and kitchenware are noteworthy gifts.
Top 5 Books on Feng Shui
If you want to learn Feng Shui, here is the top 5 books about Feng Shui.
Sex in Traditional Chinese Culture
How to solve the problems of the large elderly population in China.
Double Happiness
A story of the Chinese character, Double Happiness
Chinese Legends and Gods
Inclues tales, legends, gods, folk stories and Chinese traditions.
What Are the Standard Chinese New Year...
Various decorations are a must during Chinese New Year celebrations and remain up throughout the year to welcome luck, health and prosperity.
How Wei Xin Became the Most Popular Instant...
Learn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones.
Chinese Characters for Merry Christmas --...
Chinese characters or symbols in gif format, translated from English words.
Yin Yang: Are You Yin or Yang?
Each person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth.
Gift Guide: Chinese Gifts for Him
Classic games and ancient gadgets are gifts for men that are sure to be conversation starters.
May Fourth Movement
The demonstrations of the May Fourth Movement marked a turning point in China’s intellectual development which can still be felt today.
Chinese Chopsticks
The story and customs of Chinese chopsticks in China.
Learn to Play Liar's Dice
Learn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
Chinese Wedding Rituals
Learn all about Chinese wedding rituals and what happens at a Chinese wedding.
A Short History of the Chinese in Cuba
The Origins of the Chinese Community in Cuba
Chinese New Year: Lantern Colors
On the Traditional Chinese New Year calendar of events, the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao, falls on the final, or fifteenth day. This marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations with a party under the full moon.
How China's National People's Congress is Elected
All about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected.
Chinese Zodiac
Learn what the Chinese Zodiac is and how to find your Chinese zodiac sign.
Chinese Flower: Lotus
The lotus is an important Chinese flower and is rooted in Buddhism.
Chinese Proverbs: Chinese New Year Lantern Wishes
Chinese New Year includes two weeks of celebration with most activities taking place the day before (New Year's Eve), the first day (New Year's Day) and the last day (Lantern Festival). On the Lantern Festival, colorful lanterns are placed outside homes and launched into the night sky. Here's what to write on your lantern to insure your wishes come true.
The Elderly in China
How to solve the problems of the large elderly population in China.
Chinese Gifts for All Occasions
Banquets, food, flowers, and cash are great Chinese gift-giving options.
Chinese Tea Ceremony - A Step-by-Step Guide to...
Having a complete Chinese tea set is integral to performing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
Learn How to Play Mahjong for Free
While the origin of mahjong (or mahjongg) is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia and growing in the U.S.
Chinese Names from Western Family Names
To get your Chinese name translated from your family name.
Are Chinese Racist towards Blacks?
Most Chinese people are not racist towards Blacks because they don't have the hatred towards Blacks.
Chinese Culture - Learn All About Chinese...
Learn all about Chinese Culture. Learn the proper way to meet new people, visit a Chinese home, and participate in a Chinese meeting. Also, get advice on giving gifts and get tips on proper gift-giving etiquette.
China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
Learn about China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ); what they are and where they are in China.
Chinese Gifts: Traditional Chinese Gifts for...
Introduce your children to Chinese culture with games and toys that have delighted Chinese children for centuries.
Chinese Dialects
Introduction to Chinese dialects including Mandarin, Gan, Hakka, Min, Wu, Xiang and Cantonese.
Fei Cheng Wu Rao
Everything you need to know about China's most popular dating TV game show.
Chinese Customs For Meeting People
Learn the proper Chinese customs for meeting new people.
What Does Your Name Look Like in Chinese?
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter J.
Chinese Wedding Dresses
Learn about Chinese wedding dresses. See what the bride, groom and guests wear at a Chinese wedding.
Chinese Wine - Xiong Huang Wine
Learn about xiong huang, the traditional Chinese wine that is drunk during the Dragon Boat Festival.
Who Is Confucius?
Learn more about Confucius and his works
4 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Chinese New...
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year and how to prepare for and celebate Chinese New Year.
Confucius: Happy Birthday, Confucius
The Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius (祭孔大典) is held annually on Confucius’ Birthday to pay homage to Confucius, China’s ‘First Teacher.’
A Foolish Man Buys Shoes
A Chinese fable story.
Wu Yan and Su Liu -- Two Ugly Imperial Concubines
Newborn children Chinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running.
Nian
The origin of the Chinese New Year
Understanding Mandarin Chinese Tones
A basic explanation of the five Mandarin Chinese tones.
The Gaokao
China's college entrance exam is a grueling 2-3 days long, but it's vitally important for any kid who wants to go to college.
Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival
From what to eat to what to do, learn all about how to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival.
Chinese Etiquette: Visiting a Chinese Home
Learn the proper Chinese etiquette for visiting a Chinese home.
Wu Zetian
Wu Zetian was China's first and only female emperor. She ruled with an iron fist, but she was also a highly effective governor.
How Your Name Looks in Chinese
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter C.
Mahjong: How to Set Up a Mahjong Game by...
Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
Top 10 Chinese Martial Arts Movies
The best Chinese martial arts movies all the time.
Lucky and Unlucky Colors in Chinese Fortune
Knowing whether you’re hot, cold, or neutral (yin or yang) helps determine your fortune plus other things like what your lucky and unlucky colors are. Decorating your home or office or accenting your clothing with your lucky color is said to enhance your luck. It’s not necessary to dye your hair a lucky color or solely wear lucky color clothing or decorate your home or office entirely in lucky colors, though in general, the more lucky colors, the better. .
Chairman Mao Zedong
Learn more about Mao Zedong
Chinese New Year: Taiwan
Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday in Taiwan but by the Lantern Festival, the last day of Chinese New Year, it all gets ratcheted up a few more notches with fiery lanterns, noisy firecrackers and mouthwatering food.
Want to Know How Your Name Looks in Chinese?
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter S.
Chinese Wedding Traditions
On the morning of Chinese weddings, there are several pre-Chinese wedding traditions.
What Are the Top Chinese Websites?
A list of China's top Web Sites and portals.
Video-gaming in China
Video games in China are as popular as they are anywhere else, but China's gaming scene has its own unique characteristics.
Tomb Sweeping Festival
Learn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated.
Air Pollution in China
Air pollution is one of China's most severe environmental problems, and it is something that China's government and its people have clashed over on more than one occasion.
3500 Fascinating Chinese Characters
Features 3500 Chinese characters with their meanings and pronunciations. The characters are in GIF format.
Car Manufacturing in China
In a country where bicycles once outnumbered cars as the preferred mode of transportation, consumers are clamoring to get behind the wheel.
Chinese Flower: Lily
Lilies are an important Chinese flower.
Dragon Culture
Chinese consider themselves, the descendants of the dragon. from your About.com Guide
Dragon Boat Festival
Duanwu Jie - The Chinese Patriot Festival
Chinese Daily Manners
A guideline of Chinese manners in daily life and business.
Chinese Characters for Happy Birthday
Chinese characters or symbols in gif format, translated from English words.
The Donkey of Guizhou
A Chinese fable story.
Chinese Names
Chinese names in gif format, translated from English names.
What Is Chinese Tea?
Learn about the history of Chinese tea, the different kinds of Chinese tea, and how to conduct a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
Ten English Words Borrowed from Chinese
Many English words have roots in China.
Chinese Christmas: Prepare Chinese Christmas...
The holidays are all about preparing large feasts and indulging in holiday treats. More and more Chinese are celebrating the holiday season with Christmas Eve dinners. While many Chinese opt to eat out, a growing number are preparing Christmas feasts that are similar to the ones they enjoy at Chinese New Year. Learn how to make traditional Chinese holiday fare including eight treasures duck and Chinese cookies.
To get a Chinese first name
If you can't find your name on the list, you may request a Chinese name using this form.
Find Out How Your Name Looks in Chinese
Find names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter E.
Confucianism's second most famous philosopher...
Mencius was a Chinese philosopher who was considered the second most important figure in Confucianism.
Qi Xi Jie: China's Valentine's Day
The ancient Chinese holiday Qi Xi Jie is similar to Valentine's Day
Chinese Toasts
Whether you’re ringing in Chinese New Year with a bottle of champagne, making a toast at a wedding, or drinking 白酒 (báijiǔ, a popular type of Chinese alcohol) with your friends, here are some Chinese toasts.
Chinese New Year Index
To learn everything here about Chinese New Year
Chinese Marriage
Chinese marriage and divorce then and now
Chinese New Year: Origins of the Lantern Festival
Colorful lanterns fueled with flickering flames float and bob against the infinite night sky across Asia. From Taiwan and China to Malaysia and Singapore, Asians culminate their New Year’s celebrations with a feast for the senses: a glowing spectacle of lanterns, cacophonous firecrackers, and mouthwatering food.
Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) in China
Learn more about Lamaism (Tibetan Buddhism) in China.
Chinese New Year: Kitchen God
The Kitchen God is assigned by Yu Huang, the emperor of heaven, to watch over each family and record what they do throughout the year. A paper picture of the Kitchen God is hung in a prominent location in the kitchen.
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City -- A tour on the Net.
Chinese Games & Kids Games
To learn Chinese chess, go, majong, Si Guo War, Chinese yo-yo, and more
What Is It Like to Have Gua Sha?
Learn what it is like to have gua sha. Your Guide to Chinese Culture and readers share what it is like to have gua sha.
Chinese Flower: Magnolia
The magnolia is a symbolic flower in Chinese culture.
Dogs in China
Many people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.
Dumplings for the New Year's Day
The story about Jiaozi, the Chinese traditional food
Equal Status in Marriage and Family Life
The official documents from Chinese Government
Chinese Colleges and Universities
A list of Chinese universities.
III. The Prevention and Control of Industrial...
The official documents from Chinese Government
Sports History of China
Some known ancient cultural relics have provided evidence that health-building activities appeared in China over 4,000 years ago.
Legalism: the ancient Chinese philosophy that...
Legalism was a Chinese political philosophy that advocated the control of society via strict laws and harsh punishments for violators.

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