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Chinese Studies (new): Culture

This LibGuide provides information for college students who have interests in Chinese language, culture and literature

Culture Resources

https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/much/hd_much.htm

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History thematic essay on music and art of China from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

http://www.multilingualbooks.com/online-radio-chinese.html

A listing of online news radio, talk, information programs, and music programs featuring music in Chinese

Culture

The Chinese zodiac calendar scheme is well-known around the world. The zodiac system comprises a twelve year cycle, in which each year symbolically corresponds to an animal. The ‘Chinese animal zodiac’, known as Sheng Xiao (生肖), has a long history. Originating from the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), the zodiac was first used to measure the passage of time, in the form of hours in a day, as well as months and years in the lunar calendar.

With a history as ancient as China’s, there is little doubt why its culture has developed to become one of the most unique and colorful on Earth. It is a huge attraction to visitors, almost as much of a draw as China’s sites. Chinese culture can be difficult to understand and with so many aspects to it, studying it can be a never-ending endeavor. Our Chinese Culture Guide was created to give visitors basic information about many different aspects of Chinese culture, such as; Chinese tea, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese opera, and much more.

Chinese New Year Food