Chinese Customs and Wisdoms

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.11

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

1.11. Blossoming Virtues

Chinese parks and gardens are the paradise for aesthetes; tradition of decorative plants growing; pine considered the best among all noble trees; bamboo is an embodiment of life-giving emptiness; peony is the “king of flowers”; chrysanthemum is the most beautiful autumn flower; lotus, the main flower of Buddhism; flowers and philosophy; special corners of the Chinese garden to be visited in different seasons; parallels between flower kingdom and human’s moral qualities.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.12

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

1.12. Bygone Feminine Allure

Tradition of binding feet, “golden lotuses”; esthetic ideal; the process of binding; beauty ideal; charm; different nationalities living in China have different ideals of beauty.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.13

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

1.13. Soft as Silk

National costumes yesterday and today; history of silk and clothes made of silk; Yun Brocade is the most expensive fabric in the history of mankind; qipao; changes in costumes during XX century.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 1.14

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

1.14. Handle With Care

Traditional Chinese Medicine; discoveries in medicine made by Chinese: blood circulation, “inner clock”, endocrinology, diabetes and smallpox vaccine; main principles of Chinese medicine; to treat organism as a whole, not separate organs or illnesses; pathogenic factors; causes of diseases and methods to stay healthy; treatment; herbal medicine; acupuncture.

Chinese Customs and Wisdoms 2.1

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.

2. The Main Value

2.1. What Is In a Name?

Chinese surnames; laobaixing – 100 old family names; five the most wide spread family names in China; “ordinary Zhang”; origins of surnames Wang, Li; Confucius and Kong family name.