Tag Archives: Chinese culture

chinese business culture
Business and Innovation
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Chinese business culture facts – Much has changed

Culture is very vital in exploring the identity of any business. China has been undergoing rapid political, economic, and social changes since the 20th Century. Today’s Chinese business culture is greatly influenced by national circumstances, cultural heritage and international exchange and exposure. Thanks to China’s opening their market, the Chinese business has increasingly integrated into […]

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table manners
History and Culture
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Chinese good and bad table manners

There is nothing more comforting and enjoyable than sharing a meal with your friends, family, and loved ones. However, table manners and etiquette is crucial regarding significant business outings and big social gatherings. This article will further elaborate on the table manners and etiquette in China. Respect the Host If you are invited as a […]

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Confucious
Events
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The Confucius Festival: a celebration of life

The festival The Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival is held every year between September 26th and October 10th in Qufu City, which is where Confucius was born and lived a lot of his life. Confucius was born on September 28, which is a couple of days into the festival, 551 BC. He died in 479 […]

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Chinese food
Foreigners in China
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Choosing Chinese food: Sometimes you have to point

How do you choose what to eat when you come to China for the first time and only know how to say nǐ hǎo and xiè xie? You’re only background in Chinese food is the Americanized version, the typical beef, and broccoli, egg fried rice or wonton soup. You get to a neighborhood restaurant, and […]

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Confucius
History and Culture
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Who was Confucius? The life of a Chinese philosopher

Confucius, the world famous Chinese philosopher, whose ideas have shaped Chinese culture immensely and even to this day has a large following. Confucius festivals are held across China every year to celebrate his ideas. But what about the man himself, what was his life like? Early life Born in a small province near modern day […]

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learn Chinese
Life in China
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Learn Chinese in Beijing your way

A difficult language Chinese is one of the most difficult languages for Westerners to learn. The pronunciation is challenging. And there’s a whole different alphabet to learn, if you associate their characters with letters, they’re more like pictures than words. The Chinese character makes it virtually impossible to connect written Chinese with the oral.  Clearly, […]

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healthy Chinese food
Life in China
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Does healthy Chinese food include rice?

In terms of looking at healthy eating habits, any research about people’s diet in China that does not take rice into consideration would be incomplete, regardless of how much or how little we might value rice as a healthy food option. It is so popular in the country, it has to be considered when assessing […]

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Chinese art
History and Culture
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Chinese Art 101: a brief history on jade

To begin discussing Chinese art, we have to go back to the beginning of the Chinese dynasties. Starting with the Han dynasty (206 BCE – 220 BC) when jade was discovered through the Silk Road. In this first Chinese art article, I’ll give you a crash course on jade, its mystery and significance in Chinese […]

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Mid Autumn Festival
Events
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Mid Autumn Festival

China is a country of tradition. The Mid-Autumn Festival has been a yearly event in China since the Shang Dynasty (16th – 10th century BC) and is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. In China, the day is commemorated […]

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China's hard work culture
Life in China
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China’s hard work culture – do you love it?

Now that you are in China as a foreigner, are you ready to cope with China’s hard work culture and working hours? First up, do you know how to say hardworking in Chinese? Do you really understand the Chinese work ethic? Do you know why Asians work so hard? How different are the workplaces from […]

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