ANCIENT HISTORY

How Did Ancient Chinese Mourn the Deceased?

On Qingming Festival, here’s a look at some ancient Chinese mourning rituals, from costume and diet, to mourning periods and wedding bans

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Changing Face of Yingge Dance

How the whole village works together to keep Puning’s traditional “hero dance” alive

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Jade Rush

Freewheeling prices and millennia of cultural mystique fuel China’s insatiable appetite for the green stone

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE, PHOTO STORY

First Man

A colorful ceremony honors the prehistoric Yellow Emperor, known as the “forefather of all Chinese”

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Fishing for Fortune

Need some good luck? There is a meme for that

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Superstitious Types

Pointing at the moon? Sharing pears? Four common Chinese superstitions explained

HISTORY, TRADITIONAL CULTURE, TRAVEL

TWOC TV EP. 9: In the Steps of the Silk Road

In this episode, TWOC follows in the ancient footsteps of the legendary wandering monk Xuanzang and his modern-day equivalent, Rizhao, through the vast Gobi desert, exploring the beliefs that drove them

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ARTS, HISTORY

City of Angels

A forgotten Silk Road relic sheds light on early Christianity in China

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Proud to be Red

The symbolism of China’s favorite color

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FOOD, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Veggie Values

Spurred by health concerns and Buddhist benefits, vegetarianism is taking root in China

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