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Knowing China by Learning Chinese Culture

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Language: English
Page: 190
Publication Date: 06/2014
ISBN: 9787561850893
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Chinese Holidays and Festivals 
Chapter 2 Beijing Opera 
Chapter 3 Confucius and Confucianism 
Chapter 4 Traditional Handicrafts and Folk Arts 
Chapter 5 Chinese Food and Culinary Culture 
Chapter 6 Chinese Customs and Cultural Practices 
Chapter 7 Chinese Geographical Culture 
Chapter 8 Education in China 
Chapter 9 Chinese Myths and Legends 
Chapter 10 Chinese History 
Chapter 11 Chinese Martial Arts 
Chapter 12 Traditional Chinese Medicine 
Chapter 13 Chinese Women
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2. Guangong (a well-known general of the Three Kingdoms Period) 
In Beijing Opera, Guangong's face is traditionally painted red, depicting, thecharacter as being very heroic or honest. 
Guangong is one of the well-known characters in The3 Three Kingdoms. 
Gong is a word showing respect for addressing an old man in Medieval China,which roughly means Mister. Traditionally, men describe themselves with another name to further explain the meaning of their name. 
Yunchang, the style name, was the name people respectfully called Guangong. When Guangong referred to himself, he would use his name Yu, which meant feather. What kind of feather do you think it refers to in his name? It is the one as long as a cloud, which gives meaning to Yunchang. 
Finally, the three lines at the forehead and the top of the nose bridge which connect the eyebrows stand for these three figures .. Liu, Guan and Zhang. They are the characters who took an oath of brotherhood with emphasis placed on the middleone (Zhao Yongqi, 2010).
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