42 Facts About Chinese culture


Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago.

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Traditional Chinese culture covers large geographical territories, where each region is usually divided into distinct sub-cultures.

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Ancient Chinese culture education has a long history; ever since the Sui dynasty educated candidates prepared for the imperial examinations which drafted exam graduates into government as scholar-bureaucrats.

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Chinese culture Buddhism is marked by the interaction between Indian religions, Chinese culture religion, and Taoism.

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Chinese culture religion was originally oriented to worshipping the supreme god Shang Di during the Xia and Shang dynasties, with the king and diviners acting as priests and using oracle bones.

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Chinese culture's theory attempted to explain the universe in terms of basic forces in nature: the complementary agents of yin and yang and the Five Elements or Five Phases .

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Chinese culture literature has a long past; the earliest classic work in Chinese culture, the I Ching or "Book of Changes" dates to around 1000 BC.

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The Tang dynasty witnessed a poetic flowering, while the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese culture literature were written during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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Chinese culture calligraphy is a form of writing, or, the artistic expression of human language in a tangible form.

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Chinese culture calligraphy is normally regarded as one of the "arts" in the countries where it is practised.

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Chinese culture calligraphy focuses not only on methods of writing but on cultivating one's character and taught as a pursuit .

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However, the ci form of Classical Chinese culture poetry is especially associated with the poetry of the Song Dynasty, during which it was indeed a popular poetic form.

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Chinese culture fiction, rooted in narrative classics such as Shishuo Xinyu, Sou Shen Ji, Wenyuan Yinghua, Da Tang Xiyu Ji, Youyang Zazu, Taiping Guangji, and official histories, developed into the novel as early as the Song dynasty.

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Chinese culture audiences were more interested in history and were more historically minded.

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Chinese culture art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese culture artists.

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Chinese culture art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, lacking an equivalent to the Western collapse and gradual recovery of classical styles.

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Chinese culture art encompasses all facets of fine art, folk art and performance art.

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Chinese culture painting became a highly appreciated art in court circles encompassing a wide variety of Shan shui with specialized styles such as Ming dynasty painting.

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Early Chinese culture music was based on percussion instruments, which later gave away to stringed and reed instruments.

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Chinese culture paper lantern is a lantern made of thin, brightly colored paper.

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Chinese culture sky lantern, known as Kongming lantern, is a small hot air balloon made of paper, with an opening at the bottom where a small fire is suspended.

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Oldest existing Chinese culture fans are a pair of woven bamboo, wood or paper side-mounted fans from the 2nd century BCE.

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The Chinese culture form of the hand fan was a row of feathers mounted in the end of a handle.

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Later Chinese culture writers dated the introduction of carved lacquer to the Tang dynasty, and many modern writers have pointed to some late Tang pieces of armour found on the Silk Road by Aurel Stein and now in the British Museum.

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Chinese culture jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic onward.

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Loongs, known as Chinese Dragon, are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and East Asian culture.

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Chinese culture dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs.

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Qilin, or Kirin in Japanese, is a mythical hooved chimerical creature in Chinese culture, said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler.

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The first major well-documented flowering of Chinese culture music was exemplified through the popularization of the qin during the Tang Dynasty, although the instrument is known to have played a major role before the Han Dynasty.

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Chinese culture architecture is a style of architecture that has taken shape through the ages and influenced the architecture of East Asia for many centuries.

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The structural principles of Chinese culture architecture have remained largely unchanged, the main changes being only the decorative details.

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Since the Tang dynasty, Chinese culture architecture has had a major influence on the architectural styles of East Asia such as Japan and Korea.

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The Chinese culture garden is a landscape garden style which has evolved over three thousand years.

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Chinese culture palace is an imperial complex where the royal court and the civil government resided.

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Apart from the main imperial palace, Chinese culture dynasties had several other imperial palaces in the capital city where the empress, crown prince, or other members of the imperial family dwelled.

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Chinese culture garden is a landscape garden style which has evolved over the years.

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The earliest recorded Chinese culture gardens were created in the valley of the Yellow River, during the Shang dynasty .

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Ethnic games like Chinese yo-yo are part of the culture where it is performed during social events.

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Chinese cuisine is a very important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world.

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Seasoning and cooking techniques of Chinese culture provinces depend on differences in historical background and ethnic groups.

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Chinese tea culture refers to how tea is prepared as well as the occasions when people consume tea in China.

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The overwhelmingly large variety of Chinese culture cuisine comes mainly from the practice of the dynastic periods, when emperors would host banquets with over 100 dishes per meal.

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