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How to understand Chinese 24 solar terms?

Solar terms originated in China, then spread to Korea, Vietnam, and Japan, countries in the East Asian cultural sphere. Although each term was named based on the seasonal changes of climate in North China Plain, peoples living in the different climates still use it with no changes.

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Ansai Waist Drum Dance

In the cultural center of Ansai county, there is a bric of the waist drum dance portrait from the Song Dynasty on display, which was unearthed in northern Shanxi. The portrait vividly shows the waist drum performance at that time. As time goes by, the waist drum dance is no longer an activity for military purposes, but a folk dance of the local people for the purposes of worshipping the deity, praying for a good harvest and celebrating the spring festival.

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Learn Chinese through Songs

Pan XiaoFeng is a native Chinese pop singer, born in 1972 and raised in JiLing province of China. Pan XiaoFeng became well-known after his first CD album “Western Dao Lang” was released. His CD album used the same name “Dao Lang” as another Chinese pop singer, which had caused an uproar and lawsuit.

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Top Four Chinese Folk Love Stories 4/4

The romantic legend of the white snake originated from the areas of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Known to every household, it ranks among the four folklores which are most famous in China. The legend of the white snake originated over 1000 years ago in the northern Song Dynasty, telling a love story about Bai Suzhen, a beautiful lady who was actually a white snake, and a young man called Xu Xian. Read more

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Top Four Chinese legendary stories 2/4

Being one of the four greatest love legends in ancient China, the story of Men Jiangnv has been told all around China over the past generations. The legend of Men Jiangnv, with a history of more than 2000 years, has gone through a series of evolution, which has led to a tale having an ever-enriching plot.

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