Magazine # 43

The temple fair

Chinese temple fairs occur during the Lunar New Year period, and disperse quickly after the holiday. On traditional holidays like the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, and many other cities put on temple fairs that feature ...
Longjing prawns

Longjing prawns (or Prawns stir-fried with Longjing tea leaves), is the most famous chinese dish to use tea as an ingredient. Longjing prawns is one of Zhejiang cuisine’s signature dishes at banquets to welcome outsiders to the province.
Family letters in China

The tradition of writing family letters in China has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. As a result, especially in the last 100 years, a large number of family letters have been collected. These documents ...
Zhejiang cuisine

Zhejiang cuisine has a great variety of delicate and exquisite dishes, all noted for being xian, which means ‘fresh and delicious’. With mainly fish, shrimp, other freshwater produce and seasonal vegetables as its ingredients, they need to be very fresh ...

Jordon Shinn, scholarship student of Confucius Institute: "China has taught me to take life as it comes and to seize each opportunity to improve myself. Learning Chinese has opened my mind to new ways of seeing the world, and the ...

Silk fabric is a Chinese specialty and, for a long time, China was the only country in the world that could produce and make use of it. Among all the countries in the world that farm silkworms, their silk worm ...
The hutongs of Beijing

The word hutong, meaning a narrow street or lane, is unique to northern China. The grid of hutongs crisscrossing Beijing has shaped both the city’s neighborhoods and the city itself.

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