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  Chinese Culture Center
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a major community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture in the United States.
The Chinese laws and regulations on the detention and repatriation of permit-less vagrants and beggars in the cities have made these new migrants susceptible to punishment and discrimination.
The Chinese Culture Center is proud to introduce C4 (Chinese Culture Center Cinema).
www.c-c-c.org   (409 words)

 Chinese Culture
For instance, bat is a symbol of happiness because the Chinese word "fu" as bat sounds as the same as the Chinese "fu" as happiness.
As China is a multi-ethnic nation with diverse cultures, what is presented here is but a portion of the many rituals and ceremonies observed by the Chinese of different ethnic and geographical backgrounds.
To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.
www.wku.edu /~yuanh/China/culture.html   (504 words)

 Hakka - An important element of Chinese culture
It is highly likely that while Hakka may be a stronghold of Han culture, Hakka people also have married other ethnic groups and adopted their cultures during the long migration history of 2000 years.
Hakka people are also known to be very adamant in defending their cultural heritage, which was the reason for their migration to flee from the "northern" influence at that time.
To study Hakka culture as an element of Chinese culture.
www.asiawind.com /hakka   (2284 words)

 Introduce Chinese Culture in English - Language Arts Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Teaching Idea
The goal of the course is to develop ESL learners' ability to use English to introduce or describe Chinese culture to people from other countries by having them design and produce a video clip that features specific Chinese food or culture.
A good way to develop this ability/skill is to have students explore specific Chinese culture in depth and design and produce a video to introduce it to people from different countries.
At this stage, each group of students are going to design a scenario related to the cultural topic of their choice and write a script and storyboard for it.
www.lessonplanspage.com /LASSESLChineseCultureInEnglishVideoMO.htm   (1177 words)

 Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) - Concert
The Chinese Fine Art Exhibit was established not only to promote the artists and their artwork, but to also educate the general public about the beauty and sophistication of Chinese culture and traditions.
Chinese landscape, flowers, and birds are her main focus.
The Chinese Culture Connection, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 to promote understanding and appreciation for Chinese culture through Educational Programs in visual and performing arts for schools, libraries, museums and community centers.
www.chinesecultureconnection.org /events/maldenexhibit.html   (1529 words)

 Complete Guide to Chinese Wedding - ChinaBridal.com
Dowry is mostly composed of daily necessities for the new home, such as bedding, linen and dining set, etc. In the old Chinese culture, girls start learning needle work at young age, and prepare plenty of shoes, socks, table cloth etc, as part of her dowry.
Since marriage in Chinese culture is considered the joining of two families, you need to arrange a proposal and betrothal meeting for parents from both families.
First, perform traditional Chinese rituals at home, e.g., hair-dressing ritual, tea ceremony, etc. Then after the bride has served tea to her in-laws and bowed to the ancestral tablets, proceed to the church to exchange wedding vows.
www.chinabridal.com /etiquette/guide.htm   (2645 words)

 Chinese Food in Chinese Culture - Chinese cooking tradition, history and food style
In the Chinese culture, the whole process of preparing food from raw ingredients to morsels ready for the mouth involves a complex of interrelated variables that is highly distinctive when compared with other food traditions of major magnitude.
Send a Chinese cook into an American kitchen, given Chinese or American ingredients, and he or she will (a) prepare an adequate amount of fan, (b) cut up the ingredients and mix them up in various combinations, and (c) cook the ingredients into several dishes and, perhaps, a soup.
Another feature of Chinese food habits that contributed to their notable adaptability is the large number and great variety of preserved foods.
www.chinesefooddiy.com /about1_foodinculture.htm   (2413 words)

 Chinese Cooking
Chinese culture food can be roughly divided into the Northern and Southern styles of cooking.
Representing Southern Chinese cooking styles are Szechwan and Hunan cuisine, famous for their liberal use of chili peppers; the Kiangsu and Chekiang styles, which emphasize freshness and tenderness; and Cantonese food, which tends to be somewhat sweet, and full of variety.
The Chinese culture have a traditional belief in the medicinal value of food, and that food and medicine share the same origin.
www.chinatownconnection.com /chinese_style_cooking.htm   (955 words)

 China Unique Culture in China
Chinese culture is rich in all of these, and it dates back thousands of years.
Chinese Wedding Customs is an outstanding guide to the process from start to finish.
According to the Chinese Embassy, the average rural living space has increased from 8.1 square meters in 1978 to 20.5 square meters today.
chinaunique.com /educate/culture.htm   (1332 words)

The Chinese sign for the dragon appears during the Yin and Shang dynasties (from the 16th to the 11th century B.C., the period of the earliest Chinese hieroglyphs), between inscriptions on bones and turtle shields.
Heroes in Chinese classics such as Zhuge Liang, Guan Yunchang, Zhang Fei, and Cao Cao in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Wu Song, Li Kui, and Song Jiang in Outlaws of the Marsh, are all commonly pictured in New Year paintings.
The Chinese people whether living in or outside the county all share a proper sense of pride for such a rich Chinese food and drink culinary culture.
www.chinatoday.com.cn /English/chinatours/chineseculture3.htm   (3443 words)

 Chinese Zodiac Page
The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar.
The Chinese have adopted the Western calendar since 1911, but the lunar calendar is still used for festive occasions such as the Chinese New Year.
According to Chinese legend, the twelve animals quarreled one day as to who was to head the cycle of years.
www.c-c-c.org /chineseculture/zodiac/zodiac.html   (567 words)

 Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal - Stories - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year ends with the lantern festival, where people hang decorated lanterns in temples and carry lanterns to an evening parade under the light of the full moon.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the second new moon after the winter solstice and falls between 21 January and 19 February on the Gregorian calendar.
According to the Chinese zodiac, you take on the characteristics of the animal associated with the year of your birth, but those characteristics are also influenced by what time of day you're born, what fixed element you belong to (water, metal, wood, fire, earth), as well as the influence of Yin and Yang.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/chinese   (1386 words)

 Culture About Chinese Food
It is not easy to brief the civilization of Chinese Food in a short message, it is because, there are more than 56 folks inside the Mainland China, and the large area causes difference dining habits among the difference districts.
There are 2 special habits, one is, Chinese diners never pick up rice from the bowl but will handle the bowl towards their lips then poke the rice into their mouths by the chopsticks.
Chinese chefs usually like to use the preserved and salty Ingredients like preserved eggs, potherb and pickled mustard, dried shrimps, bean curd cheese, dry and salty pork, salty duck, meat sausage……it is a long and traditional habit since the ancient hard and poor farming society.
www.nicemeal.com /foodculture/index.html   (868 words)

 Chinese Culture
Another area of the profundity of Chinese culture is her pre-industrial revolution science and technology.
Chinese theatre is also known as opera because of the important role played by music, and has spawned such diverse arts as acrobatics, martial arts and stylised dance.
Chinese cuisine is justifiably famous, memorably diverse - and generally not for the squeamish.
asiarecipe.com /chiculture.html   (1256 words)

 Chinese Culture,China Culture,Culture of Chinese,Culture in China,Chinese Culture Holidays,China Culture Tours,Chinese ...
The Chinese culture seems to be a surviving blend of ancient beliefs, legends, enigmatic Daoism, spiritual Buddhism and realistic Confucianism.
The deep-rooted Chinese culture is a brilliant reflection of the ancient Chinese traditions and customs that have been kept alive over the years and that form an inseparable part of the Chinese lifestyle.
The Chinese culture is an intoxicating brew of artistic calligraphy arts, painting, pottery making, poetry, religious odes, dynastic chants, folk songs, literature, powerful animal sculptures and a lot more.
www.holidayschina.com /chinese-culture   (279 words)

 Chinese tea culture: Healthier, artistic and enjoyment
The word for tea leaves or tea as a drink in many countries are derivatives from the Chinese character "cha." The Russians call it "cha'i", which sounds like "chaye" (tea leaves) as it is pronounced in northern China, and the English word "tea" sounds similar to the pronunciation of its counterpart in Xiamen (Amoy).
The habit of tea drinking spread to Japan in the 6th century, but it was not introduced to Europe and America till the 17th and 18th centuries.
Chinese tea may be classified into five types of teas according to the different methods by which it is processed.
www.index-china-food.com /tea-culture.htm   (1601 words)

 Chinese Culture | Culture of China
However, it is not what culture IS that makes it so important and fascinating; it is what it means and what it represents.
The Chinese Culture, a culture that has evolved for thousands and thousands of years, contains rare beauty and enchantment with history.
The Chinese Culture has shown that China has become what it is capable of becoming.
www.158918.com   (357 words)

 Chinese Culture in Mulan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese music is normally set in pentatonic scales, which means there are only 5 notes in a scale, unlike the convetional 7, or the full scale of 12 notes.
One thing that distinguished the Chinese from the "barbarians" was that the Chinese kept their hair tied neatly in a bun while outsiders let their hair fly freely, like ghosts.
In Chinese painting and porcelin, a dragon's rank is determined by the number of toes on its feet.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/5082/culture.html   (4039 words)

 Virtual Foreign Language Classroom: Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese is also spoken by large emigrant communities, such as those in Southeast Asia, North and South America, and the Hawaiian Islands.
The Chinese call their country Zhongguo, which means "Central Country" or "Middle Kingdom." The name China was given to it by foreigners and is probably based on a corruption of Qin (pronounced "chin"), a Chinese dynasty that ruled during the 3rd century BC.
Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA)) is a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy.
www.nvcc.edu /vflc/chinese.htm   (1222 words)

 Chinese Cricket Culture, Cultural Entomology Digest 3
This persistent tradition has deep cultural roots and I have often found myself unexpectedly immersed in ancient Chinese literature during my cultural entomology exploration and I am happy to be able to share my findings with you.
The fact that both katydids and crickets are able to lay hundreds of eggs was in line with Chinese beliefs that the most important ingredient to success in life was to have as many children as possible.
A very special Chinese art of handicrafting containers of varying characteristics was born with the requirements of keeping the singing insect pets in captivity.
www.insects.org /ced3/chinese_crcul.html   (3450 words)

Chinese dancing plays a large role in the rich culture of its people.
The Chinese are known for their festivals and banquets and they use dance to tell stories and as good luck.
Chinese dances are traditional and meaningful to all parts of Chinese culture.
students.ou.edu /M/Marcia.A.Manzelmann-1/culture.htm   (189 words)

 Destiny: the Culture of China
Culture is all of these, but it is true that it cannot be truly defined by a single stroke of words.
In everyday conversation, the word culture might refer to such fields as literature, art, or music; yet scientists who study culture see it as something more complex, a way of life as well as acting, feelings, and thinking.
The Chinese Culture has shown that China has become what it is capable of becoming.
library.thinkquest.org /20443/culture.html   (528 words)

 chinese culture directory - China-Lifestyles.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ABOUT THESE FOOTNOTES for chinese culture - for over a year, we researched the best ways to present information on these content pages, attempting to strike a balance between publishing volumes of information while limiting the need to scroll down through lengthy lists of items..
the method we've chosen, as is used on this chinese culture topic area, is to present lists of links at the top of the page in handy "title only" form, while providing additional commentary for those who desire it, as footnotes.
and brilliant of the Chinese emperors and she had a profound influence on Chinese culture.
www.china-lifestyles.com /china-top-selection/chinese-culture.php   (1619 words)

 Chinese Culture Network
To promote a spirit of fellowship within the Chinese community at Lilly, the Chinese Culture Network (CCN) was formed in 1995.
By building a Chinese community at Lilly, the CCN works to enhance an ideal living and working environment.
Chinese culture materials center (available to all employees, free of charge)
www.lilly.com /careers/programs/affinity_groups/chinese_culture.html   (172 words)

 Chinese culture China guide -- cooking painting literature
"Monkey King",written by Wu Ch'eng-en,a scholar-official, is one of the renowned classical Chinese novels about an allegorical rendition of the journey, mingled with Chinese fables, fairy tables, legends,superstitions, popuar beliefs, monster stories.
In the center of Beijing.Once the Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors.It is the largest and most complete complex of traditional Chinese architecture.Now the palace contains large collections of precious cultural and art objects.
Jiaozi (Chinese Dumpling) is a traditional Chinese food, which is essential during holidays in Northern China.
www.china-on-site.com   (93 words)

 Chinese culture, Chinese art,China education
Zhou said the Russian government also attaches great importance to Chinese language education and the two governments have signed an agreement specializing in supporting language teaching in both countries.
China has helped to introduce Chinese as a degree course in Russian universities and supported the establishment of a Chinese language center in Russian universities, Zhou said.
To expand Chinese teaching abroad is conducive to stepping up understanding between China and the world," Zhou said.
www.chinatoday.com /culture/a.htm   (1478 words)

 China Culture Art Gallery: learn chinese, martial arts, travel chinese etc
As these people are living in a special circle around us, in order to make their life more colorful, SEAIE specially hold lectures on individual Chinese teaching and historical Chinese culture for them.
We meet their need of knowing Shanghai and China in the form of humanity journey, lectures and visits on special topics and make them have opportunities to experience the Chinese culture of 5,000 years by their own after work.
The series activities of experiencing the Chinese culture are very colorful, almost involving in every part of the traditional Chinese culture like Chinese tea culture, the history of Shanghai, the ancient buildings of Shanghai, Beijing Opera, pottery art, lectures on Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China's costume and so on.
www.zymq.com   (280 words)

 Brooklyn College Core 9: Chinese Culture Page
The approach will be one which sees culture as the system of shared ideas and meanings, explicit and implicit, which a people use to interpret the world and which serve to pattern their behavior [Patricia Ebrey].
This concept of culture includes an understanding of the art, literature, and history of a society, but also less tangible aspects such as attitudes, prejudices, folklore and so forth.
By the end of the course students should be able to evaluate for themselves both material from Chinese sources and the varied interpretations given to the to those sources.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall   (2720 words)

 Chinese culture forum :: Index
Chinese calligraphy, Chinese paintings, art, antiques, everthing about culture.
When you speak up to your Chinese friends, they will feel you know them better.
Every Chinese festivals come from a story or history event.
www.chineseresource.com /forum   (204 words)

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