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    Gu Qin

    Long, long ago, a person was playing gu qin. A woodcutter heard the song and said,” I feel the mountains and ricers in the music”. The player was happy that man understood what is in his heart an made friends with him.

     

    The body of gu qin is made of wood and the strings are made of silk. Playing gu qin in an elegant environment brings people back to nature. Playing gu qin can purify the soul. It represents wisdom, talent an emotion.

     

    In 1977, a recording of Flowing Water was broadcasted on the Voyage 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts in outer space.

     

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    Peking opera An introduction

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    Jingju, or Peking opera, is an ancient performance art with a history of 200 years.

     

    Jingju has four kinds of roles according to different identities and personalities.

    The lyrics of jingju are performed with swinging or rhythmic speaking, accompanied by dozens of musical instruments.

     

    Now, jingju still enchants many Chinese people and foreigners with its unique charm.

    Papercutting An introduction

    Long, long ago there was a poor scholar who wrote the character ‘fu’ or ‘happiness’ on paper and his wife tore the character out.

    This is the origin of papercutting (jian zhi).

     

    The jian zhi craft is considered to be one of the standards to identify a smart woman.

     

    People think a woman who is good at making delicate jian zhi is a smart.

    Jian zhi patterns come from daily life.

     

    Clipping and engraving are two skills used to make jian zhi.

    Intricate centers are important for jian zhi designs.

    Jian zhi is a popular folk art.

    Jian zhi expresses Chinese people’s wishes for happiness and good luck.

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    Chinese lantern customs

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    The lantern, denglong, is the traditional lighting tool of China which also represents merit and joy.

    The traditional denglong is covered by rice paper with candle burning inside.

    Lights shine through the gossamer rice paper.

     

     

    Denglongs have diverse patterns.

    People like to decorate denglongs and paint beautiful and auspicious designs on them.

    We light several denglongs which symbolize happiness and good luck during the Chinese New Year and enjoy denglong shows with family during the Lantern Festival.

     

    Now denglongs are still used in all kinds of celebrations.

    Denglongs light the night of festivals.

    Merit and joy spread into different families by these different lanterns.

    Chinese tea An introduction

    Tea, cha, is the beverage most representative of Chinese culture. Proper etiquette dictates the guests are treated to cha.

    Many outstanding Chinese poems were created in the company of cha.

    Originating in China, cha is divided into green tea, black tea, yellow tea, dark tea and white tea, according to its color. The procedures for drinking cha are delightful.

    Cha, water, wares and fire are indispensable when making cha.

    The shape, color and fragrance of cha are quite important.

    The water should be clear and sweet.

    The fire should be clean without odour.

    The chinaware and purple clay tea sets are widely used.

    People feel closer to nature by drinking cha.

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    Dragon Boat Festival and its tragic origins

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    In ancient time, there was a great poet called Qu Yuan. He couldn’t bear the anguish when his mother land was invaded, so he drowned himself in the river. Local residents rode boats to salvage and drop the rice balls into the river to distract fishes’ attention from Qu’ body. Later people memorialized Qu’s patriotism by rowing and making Zongzi on the Dragon Boat Festival, Duanwujie. That’s how the radiation of dragon boat racing and eating Zongzi were started.

     

    A nation practice on Duanwujie is to put wormwood on the front door to repel evil things. In some places people drink realgar wine and children wear sachet. Now the family gets together on Duanwujie. Nowadays people have a variety of other activities to celebrate this traditional festival.

    Writing Brush

    More than 2,000 years ago, a general returned from hunting and was inspired by the tail of a rabbit. He cut off the tail and stuck it into a bamboo drain, making the first writing brush. The pen holder is made of bamboo or bone, the nib is made hairs from sheep, rabbits or wolves. Unlike other writing tools, it is difficult to write with writing brushes. Writing han zi with soft mao bi represents oriental philosophy. It is regarded as a method to cultivate the mind and nature, and widely used among scholars. Writing became an art called calligraphy with the birth of mao bi. Mao bi is a friend of Chinese scholars making records of their knowledge and character.

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    Paper

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    Paper, zhi, was a Chinese invention. 2,000 years ago, Chinese invented paper-making.

    This zhi was made of silk and was so expensive that only the emperor and aristocrats could afford to use it.

    1,900 years ago, a eunuch called Cai Lun improved the paper-making process. He made cheap jinzhi out of tree bark and rags.

    The improvement in paper-making spread zhi far and wide, and many different types of zhi were invented by Chinese people. Xuan paper, a kind of high quality rice paper, best shows the charm of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy.

    Jute paper is used to transcribe Chinese classics.

    Later, Chinese zhi spread to the West through the Silk Road. Thousands of years of culture and civilization were recorded on zhi, and passed to different parts of the world.

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