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Deeper Aspects of Chinese Culture

These articles are to introduce you to deeper aspects of Chinese culture.

Chinese Dragons — Facts, Culture, Origins, and Art

Chinese dragons play an important role in Chinese culture, in legends, festivals, astrology, art and idioms. They are quite different from Western dragons!

11 Things You Must Know About Chinese Weddings

If you're coming to China to attend a wedding, you'll be surprised by the differences in tradition. Read up on these so you can enjoy the wedding more.

 Ancient Chinese Marriage Customs

Chinese marriages are interesting affairs fused with unique customs and traditions. Discover the most interesting ancient Chinese marriage customs here.

Fortune Telling in China

Chinese fortune telling is very varied! This handy intro will help you engage with it better, whether you're looking for guidance or entertainment.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Palmistry — a Quick Chinese Palm Reading Guide

Discover Chinese palmistry basics with palm reading hand pictures for the palm's lines' meanings: the love line, life line, fate line, marriage line...

Chinese and Western Thought — Knowing the Differences Helps

Knowing the differences between Chinese and Western thinking will help you understand Chinese culture, reducing your culture shock and confusion.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Naked Marriage in China

Naked marriage in China is a marriage without buying a car, house, wedding ring, or even holding a wedding party. It's become fashionable among the young.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
China's Park Life — no better way to see all things Chinese

Make going to a public park part of your tour in China. There is no better way to see all things Chinese — park life in China is thriving.

How to Do Business Chinese Style — Using Connections and Honor

How to do business in China: Two words 'guanxi', (connections), and 'mianzi', (face) are very important when doing business in China.

Pete Marchetto
The 5 Laziest Cities in China

A list of laziest cities in China, where you can experience the slow-paced and leisurely life as well as travel to attractions with exquisite landscapes.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top 5 Places in China Where People Live the Longest

The article introduces the top 5 places in China where people live to 100, including Bama in Guangxi, Hetian in Xinjiang and more places in China.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
A Grave Day–the Culture of Death!

An articles about Chinese culture on death and funeral traditions including history, location of a tomb, coffin and more culture facts.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
10 Most Unlivable Chinese Cities

A list of the top ten cities that people want to escape has aroused discussions among netizens, including Zhengzhou, Changsha, HongKong,Tianjin, Wuhan, Chongqing etc.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
How to Deal with Culture Shock in China More Easily

Tips to deal with culture shock when in China; from smog to toilets, cultural differences abound in this ancient country.

How to Use a Squat Toilet in China

When you have to go, you have to go. Here is a guide on how to use the lavatories during your next visit to China.

How to Dress Properly in China

How to dress properly in China for any occasion. Whether you're visiting families or attending a wedding, we've got you covered on what to wear on your journey.

How to Visit a Chinese Temple

All you need to know for visiting a Chinese temple, including when to go, ticketing, clothing, behavior, taking photos, and special customs.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
10 Interesting Facts to Help You Understand Chinese Culture

China's culture can seem very different and mysterious, but we're here to help you. Here are 10 fascinating facts to start you on understand Chinese culture.​

Ancient Chinese Culture (1600–221 BC) — Development and Features

Ancient Chinese culture from about 3,600–2,200 years ago underpins modern Chinese culture in everything from traditions to religion to writing: see how.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
10 Facts To Help You Understand Chinese People

This article on Chinese personalities, priorities, and practices will help you fit in, make friends, and get to know the people that call China home.

Chinese Family Values: How They Affect Life in China

Discover how traditional Chinese family values (roles of elders, parents, children) interact with modern life in China. Understand Chinese society better.

10 Amazing Facts on Chinese Dragons

Think you know everything about these mythical creatures? Here are 10 facts on Chinese dragons to get you excited for your journey to China, the land of legends!