Language : English
Published : 2018-01-18
Pages : 168
Big Hearts, Big Dreams stories of Singaporean of the Year nominees 2015-2016
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In this volume, CHINESE AUSPICIOUS CULTURE, we examine how Chinese folk customs have evolved over the centuries to become a natural science that combines multidisciplinary, geography, zoology, architecture and psychology. All these are elements of Chinese auspicious culture, which has been practised by the Chinese for fortune, prosperity and longevity. In order to survive in a world beset with calamities, the ancient Chinese had developed a variety of taboos and customs that must be observed, and they remain the guidelines for the people today.
Are you familiar with some of these Chinese customs?
- Handing out Lunar New Year money gifts to children.
- Preparing glutinous rice dumplings for a reunion.
- Choosing an auspicious date to give birth or get married.
Tea and wine have a long history in China. In fact, both have become firmly entrenched in the culture and customs of the Chinese people, featuring prominently in the traditional rites of ancestral worship and in social situations.
Discover the origins and varieties of tea and wine, and learn about:
- Famous Chinese teas and wines
- The Etiquette and methods for preparing and serving tea and wine
- The health-giving properties of tea and wine
- Unique customs practised among the minority people in China
- Interesting facts and ancient stories relating to tea and wine
Not only will this book entertain and inspire, it will enrich your understanding of the Chinese culture.
This book explains what purgatory is according to traditional Chinese beliefs. In hell, liars and rumour mongers can expect their tongues to be ripped out, while evisceration awaits schemers and murderers. In rather graphic black-and-white strip cartoons.
Legends of Ji Gong first appeared as a literary work during the Song Dynasty. While the original author has become obscure, the stories of Ji Gong – an immortal who mingled with ordinary people, humorously depicted as a scruffy monk – have long retained their place as part of popular culture.