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    • John Woo Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      John Woo is a Hong Kong film director best known for his "gun-fu" style of high-intensity action films.
    • 2009 Urumqi Riots Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      One of China's most shocking violent outbursts in recent history led to a new era of internet policy and a more propaganda-savvy government.
    • Chinese New Year: Bombing the Dragon Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Bombing the Dragon is held during the Lantern Festival period in Miaoli in central Taiwan. It is one of 12 Hakka festivals. During the Bombing of the Dragon, firecrackers are thrown at dancing drag...
    • Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year’s Eve Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      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 ...
    • Daily Chinese Horoscope: Feb. 25, 2012 Created: Friday, February 04, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 25, 2012.
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      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 24, 2012.
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      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 19, 2012.
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      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 18, 2012.
    • Daily Chinese Horoscope: Feb. 15, 2012 Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 15, 2012.
    • Daily Chinese Horoscope: Feb. 13, 2012 Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 13, 2012
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      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 9, 2012
    • Mahjong: Scoring Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jiàng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold...
    • Mahjong: How to Set Up a Mahjong Game by Building the Mahjong Walls Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
    • Mahjong Mania: Learn How to Play Mahjong Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      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 Christmas: Celebrate a Chinese-Style Christmas Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      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 ...
    • Sina Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Sina is one of China's earliest, biggest, and most successful internet companies.
    • Legalism Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Legalism was a Chinese political philosophy that advocated the control of society via strict laws and harsh punishments for violators.
    • Baidu Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Baidu is one of China's biggest and most influential internet companies.
    • Mohism Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Mohism was an ancient Chinese philosophy epsoused by the followers of Mozi during the Warring States period, but it failed to catch on the way Daoism and Confucianism did.
    • Xunzi Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Xunzi, the third most important thinker in Confucianism, is best known for advocating the opposite position from Mencius: that humans are inherently bad.
    • Mencius Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Mencius was a Chinese philosopher who was considered the second most important figure in Confucianism.
    • Chinese Etiquette - Chinese Etiquette Tips Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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      Every Chinese New Year (mid-January to mid-February depending on the lunar calendar), thousands of revelers descend upon Pingxi, a small township nestled among the mountains in northeastern Taipei ...
    • How China's National People's Congress is Elected Created: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      All about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 03, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014
      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 accent...
    • Chinese Fortune: What Are Your Lucky and Unlucky Years? Created: Monday, January 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      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&rs...
    • Internet Censorship in China Created: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      While over 384 million people have access to the Internet in China, only a portion of what the World Wide Web has to offer is available to online users. Why? Because China's government practices In...
    • Chinese Birth Chart Created: Monday, May 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
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      Learn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
    • Chinese New Year: Lantern Colors Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      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 unde...

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