An introduction to Chinese folk culture

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  • Author: Chen Jiao;
  • Language: English
  • Format: 22.4 x 16.4 x 1 cm
  • Page: 169
  • Publication Date: 08/2017
  • ISBN: 9787309131161
  • Publisher: Fudan University Press
An introduction to Chinese folk culture is divided into 10 chapters, containing name, traditional family, etiquette, traditional festivals, religious belief, mysterious culture, cooking culture, recreational and sports activities, social etiquette, special flora and fauna and so on. Each chapter also makes a detailed introduction to the main topics from different aspects, by introducing the origin, legend, development, influence and related ceremonies and activities of different folk culture.
Table of Contents
Chapter one How to Choose a Proper Chinese Name for Yourself
Section One You May Have Four to Five Chinese Names
Section Two Chinese Names and Their Structures
Section Three Hundreds of Surnames
Section Four To Choose a Name for Yourself
Chapter Two How Many People Are There in a Chinese Family
Section One Family Relations by Blood and by Marriage
Section Two Chinese Family: Family, Clan and Nation
Section Three Modern Chinese Families
Section Four Famous Families
Chapter Three Life Journey of a Regular Chinese
Section One Birth Rite
Section Two Grown—Up Rite
Section Three Marriage Rite
Section Four Longevity Celebration
Section Five Chinese Traditional Funeral
Chapter Four On Which Days You Don t Need to Work
Section One Spring Festival
Section Two Lantern Festival
Section Three Qingming Festival
Section Four Dragon Boat Festival
Section Five Chinese Valentine's Day—Qixi Festival
Section Six Mid—Autumn Festival
Section Seven Double Ninth Festival
Chapter Five How Many Gods Are There in Chinese Culture
Section One Buddhism in China
Section Two Chinese Taoism
Section Three System of Gods in Journey to the West
Section Four Gods That Relates to Daily Life in China
Chapter Six Secrets about China That You Need to Know
Section One Fortune Telling
Section Two Divination
Section Three Huangli
Section Four Mysterious Chinese Fengshui
Chapter Seven Chinese Table Culture
Section One Chinese Food Culture
Section Two Chinese Wine Culture
Section Three Chinese Tea Culture
Chapter Eight Featured Cultural Activities in China
Section One Tai Chi
Section Two Chinese Operas
Section Three Lion Dance and Dragon Dance
Section Four Paper Cutting and Chinese Knot
Chapter Nine How to Deal with Chinese People
Section One Communicative Etiquette of Chinese People
Section Two The Culture of "Face"
Section Three Cultural Taboos
Chapter Ten Representative Animals and Plants in China
Section One Chinese Zodiac
Section Two Legendary Dragon
Section Three Representative Chinese Animals and Plants
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"This time she brought two books: The Book of Third—Generation Karma and the Book of ' Ksitigarbha and Bodhisattva'.Cao Chunmei studied the texts, and she noticed that they helped her feel calmer.After a while she built a shrine in the family's main room.She placed a table against the wall, covered it with yellow silk.and erected two large plastic stalues.One was 'Guanyin' , the Goddess of Mercy.and the other was 'Caishen', the God of Wealth.In the morning Cao Chunmei burned incense before the statues, and she made offerings, always in odd numbers:three oranges, five apples, three glasses of baijiu.Such shrines are common in southern China, especially among people doing business.but they are rare in Beijing homes.
'We don't say that we 'bought' something like this,' she says.'We say that we 'invited' the statues to come here.I invited them here because I thought they would help our household.'
But religion, like some traditions, began to recover during the Reform years.
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