Snapshots of Chinese Culture Zhao Yin

ISBN: 9781626430020

Published: February 27th 2014

Paperback

240 pages


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Snapshots of Chinese Culture  by  Zhao Yin

Snapshots of Chinese Culture by Zhao Yin
February 27th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781626430020 | 6.50 Mb

Over their long and colorful history, the Chinese people have produced a variety of fascinating and useful cultural artifacts and performance inventions--from the compass and paper money to tea ceremonies and wedding parties--that have won theMoreOver their long and colorful history, the Chinese people have produced a variety of fascinating and useful cultural artifacts and performance inventions--from the compass and paper money to tea ceremonies and wedding parties--that have won the admiration of people around the world.

They have improved living conditions for many who remain unaware of the Chinese origins of these innovations. This books forty concise chapters serve as windows into a wide range of Chinese cultural traditions and practices. Some aspects of culture featured here include Chinese gardens, homes, and temples- calligraphy, chess, and clothing- paper cutting, seals, and musical instruments- martial arts and Peking Opera- and feng shui (auspicious design).

Amply illustrated, with idiomatic phrases parsed throughout, the authors offer a road map to guide both the novice and old hand alike through the essential elements of Chinese culture.



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