Tag Archives: Tradition

History and Culture
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Why do so many Chinese do tai chi?

In the early mornings, many older Chinese people practice tai chi in parks or natural settings. It is quite a thing to watch. It looks like a peaceful slow-motion karate movie. The term ‘tai chi chuan’ means ‘grand ultimate,’ which also makes no sense at all, right? One book on it says it means “the […]

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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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