Month: June 2022

What Is Peking Opera All About?

When it comes to Peking Opera, many people become curious wanting to know more about it. Peking opera has evolved and is now one of the most influential operas. It is loved by children, youths, and adults all over, because of its valuable cultural heritage of humanity. Peking opera...

What Is The i ching Book And Used For?

There has been a lot of written literature concerning the I Ching book. Many philosophers and authors have defined and explained what I Ching means to them. The majority of the literature available has tried to explain this book in detail. Lucky enough we cannot argue when the right...

What is Chinese mugwort and used for?

Mugwort is the general term for the plants in the Artemisia genus. Cultures around the world have been using herbs for many purposes, including Chinese culture. In China, the mugwort is known famously for its medicinal and culinary uses. In this article, we will explore the mugwort plant in...

What Is A Chinese Snuff Bottle?

When you see the word snuff, you will automatically think of tobacco. The use of tobacco is widespread across the globe, but are you aware of the rich Chinese culture that involves snuff? A snuff bottle is a small container used to hold ground tobacco. The Chinese had beautiful...

What Is A Qin/Guqin?-Seven Stringed Instrument

The guqin is an essential part of China’s music history. The Chinese refer to playing a guqin as one of its four ancient arts. In the early 2000s, UNESCO identified guqin and its music as a World Cultural Heritage. A decade later, a guqin from the Song era sold...

What Is A Pipa Instrument And How To Play It?

Many people know the pipa as just a Chinese instrument that is played in Chinese opera orchestras. While this is true, the instrument also has a rich and beautiful history that many people don’t know about. The pipa has evolved over the years and what we see today is...

What Is A Hutong In China?-Traditional Alley

A hutong can be found in the north of China and first appeared during the Yuan dynasty. It is a narrow street way and is found, particularly in Beijing. The formation of the hutongs is by lines of siheyuan to create traditional courtyards lining both sides. A siheyuan is a residence...

What is a Guzheng instrument and how to play it?

Does the term ‘Guzheng’ remind you of an amazing thing? Well, many people still get confused about what the Guzheng instrument is. Additionally, those who know what it is most of the time find it difficult to play it. Having, a greater understanding of the Guzheng instrument will help...

What Does The Art Of War Mean?-Military Classic Books In China

Chinese warfare was among the largest and the most mechanically advanced wars in the ancient period. With the help of swords, bows, chariots, cavalry and crossbows, Chinese leaders fought to dominate and protect their vast country. The art of war was vital in the Chinese military strategy during the...

6 Interesting Facts About The Ancient Chinese Seismograph

The seismograph in ancient China had a nearly mystical power, thanks to mathematician and scientist Chang Heng. He was one scholar whose mathematical and scientific brilliance impressed Han Dynasty more than anything else. For Heng, the seismometer – as it’s alternatively known – was a tool for communication from...