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  Languages of China
A Chinese-English dictionary of Chinese characters based on major modern and classical lexicographical sources.
Discuss the Chinese languages with fellow speakers and learners.
A Hakka dictionary with entries in Chinese characters and English.
www.chineselanguage.org   (185 words)

  China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese was the official language, though periods of Mongol and Manchu conquest saw the arrival of Mongol and Manchu as alternate official languages.
Chinese characters have had many variants and styles throughout the Chinese history, and were "simplified" in the mid-20th century on mainland China.
Chinese nationalism, cultural, historiographical, and political theories, movements and beliefs that assert the idea of a cohesive, unified Chinese people and culture under state(s) that are primarily Chinese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China   (6091 words)

 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old Chinese (T:上古漢語S:上古汉语P:Shànggǔ Hànyǔ), sometimes known as "Archaic Chinese," was the language common during the early and middle Zhōu Dynasty (1122 BC - 256 BC), texts of which include inscriptions on bronze artifacts, the poetry of the Shījīng, the history of the Shūjīng, and portions of the Yìjīng (I Ching).
Chinese is first known to have been written in Latin characters by Western Christian missionaries of the 16th century, but may have been written down by Western travelers or missionaries of earlier periods.
Chinese morphology is strictly bound to a set number of syllables with a fairly rigid construction which are the morphemes, the smallest building blocks, of the language.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_language#Is_Chinese_a_Language_or_a_F...   (6361 words)

 Chinese script and language
The earliest recognisable examples of written Chinese date from 1500-950 BC (Shang dynasty) and were inscribed on ox scapulae and turtle shells - "oracle bones".
Chinese is written with characters known as 漢字 [汉字] (hànzi).
Chinese characters, with some modifications, are also used in written Japanese and Korean, and were once used to write Vietnamese.
www.omniglot.com /writing/chinese.htm   (960 words)

 History & info - the Chinese calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population.
The beginnings of the Chinese calendar can be traced back to the 14th century B.C.E. Legend has it that the Emperor Huangdi invented the calendar in 2637 B.C.E. The Chinese calendar is based on exact astronomical observations of the longitude of the sun and the phases of the moon.
The Chinese calendar - like the Hebrew - is a combined solar/lunar calendar in that it strives to have its years coincide with the tropical year and its months coincide with the synodic months.
webexhibits.org /calendars/calendar-chinese.html   (2102 words)

 Chinese Dragons
The colors of Chinese dragons are evidently quite variable, but in the case of the chiao type its back is striped with green, its sides are yellow, and it is crimson underneath.
The Chinese dragon is as a symbol of auspicious power in Chinese folklore and art, it is the embodiment of the concept of yang [male] and associated with the weather and water as the bringer of rain.
Chinese dragons are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, or seas.
www.crystalinks.com /chinadragons.html   (2532 words)

 chinese new year
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later.
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements.
This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
www.educ.uvic.ca /faculty/mroth/438/CHINA/chinese_new_year.html   (290 words)

Chinese labor was suggested, as they had already helped build the California Central Railroad, the railroad from Sacramento to Marysville and the San Jose Railway.
The first Chinese were hired in 1865 [sic] at approximately $28 per month to do the very dangerous work of blasting and laying ties over the treacherous terrain of the high Sierras.
Such was the demand for Chinese labor that the United States reinforced its "open door" policy by treaty: the Burlingame Treaty of 1868 guaranteed to the Chinese Government the unrestricted immigration of its citizens to the United States.
cprr.org /Museum/Chinese.html   (8502 words)

 Encyclopedia of Chinese astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Review: Chinese sky chart opened my eyes to the real Chinese astrology, this method is widely used by the Chinese and Vietnamese communities, but I have never read any English book about it, because there aren't any on the market until this one.
There are so many and many Chinese astrology books talking about the Chinese horoscope of the 12 animal signs, it's time for a real one -- the Chinese sky chart.
Review: Chinese sky chart (Zi wei dou shu) is practiced within Chinese community all over the world but is never mentioned in any Western literature, this is the only book in English which gives a clear and easy-to-understand analysis of this complicated technique.
www.new-age-store.info /0968573509/Encyclopedia-of-Chinese-astrology.html   (512 words)

 Chinese New Year - 2006 is Year of Dog. 2005 is Year of 2004 is Year of Monkey. 2003 is Year of Goat
Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries, which predates the International Calendar (based on the Gregorian Calendar) we use at the present day which goes back only some 425 years.
In Chinese calendar, one of the scheme for counting years is a 12-year cycle.
In one sentence, the Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the winter solstice.
www.chinapage.com /newyear.html   (1077 words)

 Simplified chinese Translation Service - English to Simplified chinese Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Written Chinese is based on the Beijing dialect, but has been heavily influenced by other varieties of Northern Mandarin.
Chinese translation is not a simple as it may seem.
But, in Chinese communities in North America, it is often translated as a character which resembles its English pronunciation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/simplified_chinese_translation.shtml   (890 words)

 The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar
Chinese New Year is the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world's population; very few people, however, know how to compute its date.
I give a lot of public lectures on calendar topics and here are lecture notes on Heavenly Mathematics: The Mathematics of the Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Gregorian Calendars, The Mathematics of the Public Holidays of Singapore, The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar.
Since Chinese New Year fell on January 30 in 1661, the first year of his reign started on February 18, 1662, and the last year of his reign ended on February 4, 1723.
www.math.nus.edu.sg /aslaksen/calendar/chinese.shtml   (2785 words)

 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese characters are morphemes independent of phonetic change.
10% of Philippine language vocabularies are of Chinese origin.
However, direct phonetic borrowing of foreign words has gone on since ancient times.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_language   (6361 words)

 Audio Tutorial of Basic Chinese
A few Chinese may be able to help prevent you from being ripped off.
Knowing a few Chinese expressions will make you enjoy your meals, and the more importantly, the experience all the more.
With a little necessary Chinese vocabulary, you will be able to embark on your own tour of Chinese alleys and villages and come ever closer with the people you will meet.
www.wku.edu /~yuanh/AudioChinese   (385 words)

 Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages
This site is dedicated to the Chinese propaganda poster as it has been produced from 1949 till the present day.
I've been collecting these Chinese political posters for many years now, and have brought together quite a nice collection of some 1,900 titles, spanning more than five decades of Chinese poster production.
Chinese Propaganda Posters — From Revolution to Modernization (Armonk; Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur: M.E. Sharpe 1996; The Pepin Press 1995, 1998, 2001), which contains many excellent color illustrations, is still available.
www.iisg.nl /~landsberger   (612 words)

 Kids Domain - Chinese New Year
The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival, more commonly known in the West as Chinese New Year.
The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years.
The Chinese calender is almost 2700 years ahead of most of the western world!
www.kidsdomain.com /holiday/chineseny.html   (229 words)

 Paramount Magic Store. EMERGENTOLOGY -The English-Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine (19)
Based on the fundamental theories of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and with emphasis on the clinical practice of TCM, it is a semi-advanced English-Chinese academic works which is quite comprehensive, systematic, concise, practical and easy to read.
Because Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology is unique to our Chinese nation, putting TCM into English has been the crux of the compilation and translation of this encyclopedia.
Owing to the fact that no one can be proficient both in the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology and the clinical practice of every branch of TCM, as well as in English, to ensure that the English versions express accurately the inherent meanings of TCM, collective translation measures have been taken.
www.paramountmagic.com /pd_emergentology.cfm   (737 words)

 Ψ FREE chinese medicine & FREE palm reading
CHINESE MEDICINE: an Asian system of healing that focuses on achieving internal balance.
Practitioners use methods such as acupuncture, heat application (moxibustion), herbal preparations, food therapy, massage and exercise (Qi Gong or Tai Chi) to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) and the balance of Yin and Yang.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also known simply as Chinese medicine is the name commonly given to a range of traditional medical practices used in China that have developed over the course of several thousand years of history.
www.alternative-medicine-search.com /hand/Evolutie/chinese-medicine.htm   (154 words)

 Encyclopedia of Chinese Astrology (Software) -The only Chinese astrology software which in
Encyclopedia of Chinese Astrology (Software) -The only Chinese astrology software which in
The only Chinese astrology software which includes sixsubjects: Chinese...
Encyclopedia of Chinese Astrology (Software) is the Shareware version.
shareware.best--buy.info /Encyclopedia-of-Chinese-Astrology-(Software).htm   (104 words)

 Get a Chinese Name
Simply type in your first and last name, select what kind of characteristics you want to be expressed in the name, select your gender, enter your birthdate and press "Get a Name!".
How to Pronounce Chinese Names: Covers the fine points of pronouncing the pinyin romanization system used to represent Chinese names.
Chinese Surname and Geneaology Discussion Board: Great place to go if you are a foreign born Chinese with questions about your name.
www.mandarintools.com /chinesename.html   (335 words)

 Technorati Tag: Chinese
Learn Chinese in China - Links and Info Study Chinese in China at Worldlink Education's selected universities and academies.
Learn Chinese with Clavis Sinica Powerful new Chinese reading and dictionary software helps you master new characters and read digitized Chinese texts with ease.
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www.technorati.com /tags/Chinese   (455 words)

Authentic Chinese New Year music is usually played on traditional instruments, especially Chinese drums.
RED and GOLD are predominant colors in most Chinese New Year greeting cards because red symbolizes happiness and gold symbolizes wealth.
In China, the favorite decorations during Chinese New Year are the “Good Luck” character and the New Year Greeting Children (a boy and a girl holding "Lucky" signs).
www.chinasprout.com /shop/staticpages/29   (745 words)

 Chinese Kung Fu,introduce Chinese Kung Fu, shaolin kung fu, tai chi chuan, shaolin monks, Chinese kungfu styles
Chinese Kung Fu,introduce Chinese Kung Fu, shaolin kung fu, tai chi chuan, shaolin monks, Chinese kungfu styles
It is circular in shape, about 30 cm in diameter, and made of metal with sharp blades around the outer rim...
The routines for sparring include such offence and defence techniques as kicking, wrestling, holding, beating, thrusting, chopping, lifting, axing, finger-hitting at certain parts of the body, jumping and leaping...
www.chinavoc.com /kungfu/index.asp   (179 words)

 Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy
Featuring contributions from the world’s most highly esteemed Asian philosophy scholars, this important new encyclopedia covers the complex and increasingly influential field of Chinese thought, from earliest recorded times to the present day.
The first Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy in the English language, this unique volume is highly readable as well as authoritative, making it valuable at a variety of levels.
Antonio S. Cua, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, is coeditor of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy, associate editor of the International Journal of the Philosophy of Religion, and former president of both the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and the International Society of Chinese Philosophy.
www.routledge-ny.com /chinesephil   (299 words)

 Encyclopedia Mythica: Chinese mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The names of deities and places in the Chinese mythology area are transcribed according to the pinyin system of romanization.
This section was last updated on January 01, 2006.
A collection of Chinese legends as well as historical figures.
www.pantheon.org /areas/mythology/asia/chinese   (113 words)

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