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Chinese History, Culture, Language, People & More

Learn about Chinese history, culture, its language and people. The more you understand about what is behind what's going on in China, the more enjoyable your trip will be. China's culture is ancient - spanning over 5,000 years. And knowing a few words in Mandarin will definitely be helpful to you on your travels in China.
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A review of the performance Water Heavens by Tan Dun
A review of the Water Heavens by Tan Dun performance in Zhujiajiao

Introduction to Huizhou Architecture

All About Mandarin Chinese - the Language We Speak in China
All About Mandarin Chinese - the Language We Speak in China

Myths and Misconceptions about Chinese People
Myths and misconceptions about the people you'll encounter in China

Visiting a Chinese Temple
What to expect and how to behave at a temple in China.

What to Wear to a Chinese Temple
What to wear to a Chinese temple.

Traveler Nuisances
Travelers to China should be aware of some nuisances they might find during a visit to China. There's nothing to be afraid of, but there are some things you should watch out for.

Books to Read about China
Recommendations for ten books that are great reads for anyone interested in traveling to China.

5 Ways to Ruin Your Trip to China
Consider the Yin and Yang of it all; no trip to China is without its highs and lows. To maintain the highs and keep the lows at a minimum, here is a little advice to help you enjoy your trip and not miss out.

China History Index
An index of Chinese history outlining dynasties and other periods.

Taoism
Learn all about the tradition of Taoism on our About.com site dedicated to it.

Chinese Culture on About.com
Read about Chinese Culture in-depth on our About.com site devoted to it.

Hand Gestures for 1-10 in China
Learn the hand gestures for 1-10 in China.

A Guide to the Table Setting at a Chinese Restaurant
A Guide to the Table Setting at a Chinese Restaurant

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