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China History
As one of the four ancient civilized nations, China boasts its history of five thousand years and splendid treasure of civilization. For centuries China stood as a leading position, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. more...



Chinese Architecture
Archaeological material, which has been found, indicates that people were already living in the territory of China today one million years ago. Many architectural miracles had been left to Chinese offspring. They are not only the symbols of old Chinese architecture civilization, but also the china¡¯s historical carrier of politics, economy, culture, and science at that time. more...



Ethnic Groups in China

China officially registers 56 ethnic groups. The ethnic Chinese, known as the Han Chinese, compose 93 percent of the population. China's minorities account for a small part of the entire population which is only about seven percent. China has five Autonomous Regions for its minorities: Guangxi, Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Ningxia. more...


Religions and Beliefs
China is a country with a great diversity of religions, with over 100 million followers of the various faiths. There are now mainly five religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and other Christian religions. more...



Chinese Cuisine

"Fashion is in Europe, living is in America, but eating is in China¡±. This saying has obviously reflected to the famous Chinese food. Chinese cuisine plays an important role in the field of world cuisine. Chinese regard eating as an art which is a comprehensive one combining seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and even hearing. It is never exaggeration to say that Chinese cuisine is dainty in its styles, esthetics, atmosphere, and effects. more...


Drink of China: Tea and Alcohol Dink
Tea:China is the origin of tea. It was in the Southwest part of China that Chinese tea was first found.
Alcohol Dink: Alcohol is part of Chinese folklore and in modern China alcohol still remains an important role in people¡¯s life. It still appears in almost all social activities, the most common occasions being birthday parties for seniors, wedding feasts and sacrifice ceremonies, where liquor must be the main drink to show happiness or respect. more...

 

Chinese Custom
How Different are Chinese Customs from Western Ones
How do Chinese Celebrate the Birth of Babies
How do Chinese Name Babies
How should Foreigners Greet Chinese
What are the Red and White Festivals
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