Chinese Folk Customs

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Language: English
Page: 235
Publication Date: 08/2009
ISBN: 9787539632568,7539632569
Do you know how to deal with Chinese people in real Chinese way?

Do you want to understand Chinese miportant festivals and customs?

So please begin from reading this interesting book. You may appieciate the essence of traditianal Chinese culture and vivid real,colorful Chinese folk customs as well.
Table of Contents
Chapter One Chinese Folk Customs and the Four Seasons
Spring Festival——The Commencement of a Lunar New Year
Red Spring Couplets Pasted on Every Door——From Peachwood
Charms against Evil to Spring Festival Couplets
The Character "Happiness" Pasted Upside-down
Why is the Lunar New Year Celebrated with Firecrackers?
Merry Celebration of the Lantern Festival, the 15 Day of the Lunar Month
Sacrifice to the Ancestors, Spring Outings and the Qingming Festival(The Tomb-sweeping Festival)
Zongzi, Dragon-boat and the Dragon-boat Festival
What is the Double-Seventh Festival?
The Mid-Autumn Festival, Moon-Watching and Moon Cakes
The Double-Ninth Festival——The Festival for the Aged
Winter Solstice——The Winter Festival
Laba Porridge and the Laba Festival
Interesting Stories about "Sending off the Kitchen God"
About "Shousui"(Staying up Late or All Night on New Year's Eve)

Chapter Two Folk Customs and the Life of the Chinese People
Year of Birth and the Symbolic Animals
Meaningful Surnames
Birth Rituals
One-month-Old Celebration and Haircut
"Zhua Zhou" (Grabbing Test on the ~ccasion of a Baby's First Birthday)
The Significance of Naming a Child
Rituals of Coming-of-Age——Past and Presen
Multifarious Marriage Customs,
Birthday Celebration and Longevity Celebration
Funeral——The Last Scene of One's Life

Chapter Three Folk Customs and People's Daily Life
Colourful Tea Customs
"There is no banquet without alcohol-drinking "——Alcohol drinking and Chinese People
Seating Arrangement at Banquets

Chapter Four Folk Customs and Folk Language
tumorous Allegorical Folk Sayings
Street Corner Wisdom in Proverbs
Proverbs Related to Farming
Proverbs about Staying in Good Health

Chapter Five Folk Customs and Folk Beliefs
The Misery-Relieving Goddess Kwan-yin
The Sea Goddess Mazu
The Ever-smiling Buddha Maitreya
The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea,Each Reveals its Divine Power
Mountain Gods, River Gods and Thunder Gods
Earth Gods and Earth God Tempies
Guan Yu and the Lord Guan Temple
Why Town God's Temple is Found Everywhere?
The Highly-worshiped Gods of Fortune
Gift Money and Protective Talismans
Eight Treasures and Eight Mascots
Jade and Traditional Folk Beliefs
Yangko Dance and Walking on Stilts
Festive Lantern and Dragon Lantern
The Age-old Paper-cut Art
The Story of the Door Gods
Exotic New Year Pictures
The Appealing Chinese Shadow Play

Chapter Six Folk Customs and Folk Arts
Chapter Seven Traditional Festivals Celebrated by Ethnic Minorities
The Cheerful Singing-Song Festival of the Zhuang Nationality
The Jubilant Water-Splashing Festival of the Dai Nationality
The Exciting Torch Festival of the Yi Nationality
The Joyous Reed Pipe Festival of the Miao Nationality
The Grand Shoton Festival of the Tibetans
The Kuzhazha Festival of the Hani Nationality
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