Chinese Customs and Wisdoms

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.1

This book is a real guide for all those interested in China customs and traditions. The author tells about ancient traditions of this mysterious country, its history and modern days, about everyday life, family, holidays, cuisine and philosophy behind every famous dish.

1. Traditional China

1.1. Country of Heavenly Dragon

Historical review: birth of Chinese civilization in Yangtze River Delta, traditions of Confucianism, development of science and technology, great scientific discoveries, relations with Europe, Opium wars, division of China for foreign states’ concessions, policy of self strengthening, 1911 democratic revolution, establishment of New China in 1949.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.2

This book is a real guide for all those interested in China customs and traditions. The author tells about ancient traditions of this mysterious country, its history and modern days, about everyday life, family, holidays, cuisine and philosophy behind every famous dish.

1. Traditional China

1.2. Five Elements of the Chinese Universe

Notion of yin and yang, opposite but coexisting principles forming the whole Universe; conception of five elements which are sorts of constantly evolving energy and symbols for certain basic characteristics of matter; five elements became related to the seasons of the year, colors, cardinal points, flavors, numbers, internal organs etc.; five elements theory as applied to history; zhen wu means five elements’ ability to drive away evil spirits; zhen wu of Beijing.   

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.3

This book is a real guide for all those interested in China customs and traditions. The author tells about ancient traditions of this mysterious country, its history and modern days, about everyday life, family, holidays, cuisine and philosophy behind every famous dish.

1. Traditional China

1.3. Festivals: Keeping Traditions Alive

About traditional Chinese festivals: Lunar New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming, Duan Wu, Zhuanngyuan, Mid-Autumn Festival.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.4

This book is a real guide for all those interested in China customs and traditions. The author tells about ancient traditions of this mysterious country, its history and modern days, about everyday life, family, holidays, cuisine and philosophy behind every famous dish.

1. Traditional China

1.4. Emotional Rabbits, Courageous Pigs and Other Animals

Chinese zodiac and its symbols; what do every sign mean – year, character, best professions.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.5

This book is a real guide for all those interested in China customs and traditions. The author tells about ancient traditions of this mysterious country, its history and modern days, about everyday life, family, holidays, cuisine and philosophy behind every famous dish.

1. Traditional China

1.5. Want to Be Happy? Consult Wind and Water

Fengshui as part of the traditional Chinese culture; origins, schools and main principles; meaning of main definitions, elements etc.; how to create and improve fengshui of your interior and home.