Chinese Customs and Wisdoms

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.6

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

1.6. Magic Numbers

Chinese numerology and meaning of every number from 1 to 10.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.7

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

1.7. Affair with Colors

Red color reigns in China for centuries; it meant solemnity, wealth and honor; yellow has long been considered the purest among all colors, the color of earth, it symbolizes dignity and ritual; yellow robes were for the emperors exclusively; the black roof of the Imperial Library for fengshui protection against fire; green, blue and grey colors – every one had specially designated users.  

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.8

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

1.8. Bells, Drums and Time Keepers

Every new dynasty regulated the calendar; the 60-days cycle was divided into six weeks of ten days each; “morning bell and evening drum”; the Drum Tower and the Bell Tower of Beijing; 12 hours of Chinese day – names and meaning; the Beijing time of today – where does it come from? 

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.9

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

1.9. Boxing that Bruce Lee Turned Into an Art

Chinese martial arts; tvery type of wushu corresponds to different personalities; wushu as sport; Shaolin Si; different types of martial arts – taijiquan, wing chun, bagua zhang, xinyiquan etc.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.10

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

1.10. The Centuries-Old Dream of Flight

Kites; history and using; kites and Taoist philosophy; how to fly kites; men flying kites – hang-gliders and aircrafts.