Month: November 2021

Zheng He/Ma He: Chinese Explorers In The 1400s

Zheng He is considered one of the greatest seafarers of ancient China, who, ironically, was born in the mountains. He is known for traveling far and wide, all across Southeast Asia, Western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and even East Africa, between the years 1405 and 1433. And legend has...

What Is Chinese Embroidery?-Ci Xiu Styles And History

Chinese embroidery is the other thing that really stands out from Chinese culture and societal practices. The embroidery is elaborate, stunning, and it demonstrates the real Chinese spirit. But what exactly is Chinese embroidery, and what’s the significance of the embroidery? And what’s the history behind Chinese embroidery? Chinese...

Wu Gui/Xuanwu: Turtle/Tortoise Symbolism Meaning In Chinese Culture

The Chinese culture recognizes different animals and items as crucial aspects of the culture, and they carry different important meanings, which means that the animals are mostly held in very high regard. The turtle is one such animal, and it is auspicious in Chinese culture. But what exactly does...

What Are The Unlucky Numbers In Chinese?

One of the things that stands out in Chinese culture, apart from their love of the colors red and yellow/ gold, is numerology and the fact that some numbers are regarded as lucky and others unlucky. And even if you are not planning to travel to China any time...

What Is Foot Binding In China? (ChanZu Facts And Details)

While it causes debilitating pain, foot binding remains a common practice in China. Chinese women have remained devoted to this tradition which is painful even to think about, and it begs the question – what is it, and what is foot binding still practiced? Note that foot binding was...

What Are Chinese Characters Kanji? (Hanzi Meaning)

The Chinese characters refer to the medium through which the Chinese language was and is recorded. And just like any other type of characters, it represents a form of or an expression of communication through which there is decoding of how the characters are pronounced and what the characters...

What Is Traditional Chinese Painting? – Guo Hua Styles And History

Chinese painting is one of the most important aspects of Chinese culture, and it has everything to the Chinese beliefs and history. The Chinese painting is a representation of the Chinese past, which is the foundation of the present and the future of China, and therefore, it commands respect...

What Is A Chinese Hot Pot? (Huo Guo)

Chinese Hot Pot can be defined as regional Chinese food. Often, this food is made in X’ian-style noodles, and it might also include the Shanghainese-style soup dumplings. But what exactly is the Chinese Hot Pot? Well, for most people who’re trying out different things and elements of Chinese culture...

What Was The Warring States Period In China? (Zhanguo)

The Warring States Period of China is one of the most remarkable times in China’s history, being the period that led to a more unified China. What Was The Warring States Period? The Warring States Period of between 481/403BCE and 221BCE can be defined as the three long centuries...

What Is Feng Shui And What Is Its Purpose?- Detailed Answer

When it comes to balancing your home’s chi and ancient art, Feng shui is the most important concepts, and you may have come across it one too many times before. But what exactly is Chinese Feng shui? How old is the principle of Feng shui, and what exactly does...