TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Alternative Ways to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival isn’t only about mooncakes and lanterns

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

All the Ways to Celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

How to avoid hungry ghosts and placate “good brothers” this Zhongyuan Festival

ANCIENT HISTORY

Three Romantic Tales for Qixi Festival

Discover some lesser-known love stories for Chinese Valentine’s Day

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Anything Flies: How Kiting in China Reached New Heights

Backed by international competitions, a 2 billion yuan industry, and complex tricks and designs, kiting in China is no child’s play

PHOTO STORY

Enter Our New “Most China” Photo Competition

TWOC’s new photo contest is open for submissions

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Discover the Many Legends of Dragon Boat Festival

Dozens of historical figures are commemorated on Duanwu Festival, so how exactly did the festival begin?

SPORTS

The Traditional Chinese Sports Enjoying Modern Revivals

Hovering bamboo discs, flying feathers, twisty harvest dance...Some of China’s traditional sports still enjoy a modern following, even internationally

PHOTO STORY

Walking on Fire to Celebrate Harvest Season

One Fujian village preserves the tradition of celebrating the harvest with painful acrobatics

ANCIENT HISTORY

Five Classic Chinese Tiger Tales

Traditional folk stories about tigers still told today

ARTS

How the Lunar New Year Was Celebrated in Ancient Chinese Poetry

How seven ancient poets wrote about celebrating the Lunar New Year

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