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Epic Songs, Modern Times

Li Xiuxiang, Naxi Folk Singer First let me explain the story of the song, so you understand. We Naxi people are shepherds. From the edge of the water source, we’ve slowly come down to live here. Nature gave us a rule: If you want to...

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In between tradition and modern life

It’s three days by bus from Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming to Gongshan Derung and seven more hours to the township of Dulongjiang. That’s if you’re not hampered by landslides in the rainy season. In winter the journey is simply not possible. Residents in Xianghong village,...

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Teenager’s note reminds society of disappearing virtues

Middle school student Xu Lihan. Middle school student Xu Lihan never imagined that a note of apology left on a car he accidentally damaged would ignite an online discussion regarding social morals. The 17-year-old thought it was just bad luck when his bike bumped into...

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Asian tea ceremony competition in E China

Zeng Xiaolong performs his teapot skills in a Ya’an Tea Ceremony in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Oct 24, 2012. [Long Wei/Asianewsphoto] An Asian tea ceremony competition was held in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province on Oct 24, 2012. Master hands from Australia, South Korea, Chinese...

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Making a mark

A group of 920 people write Ju, chrysanthemum, during a Chinese calligraphy course at a university in stadium in Kaifeng, Henan province, on Oct 18, 2012. [Asianewsphoto/Xiang Minghao] A group of 920 people write Ju, chrysanthemum, during a Chinese calligraphy course at a university in...

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Mid-Autumn Festival should not end up a Mooncake Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, along with the Spring Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival, is one of the three major traditional festivals in China. However, it seems to be gradually turning into a Mooncake Festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is also commonly known as the Autumn Night,...

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Don’t take seat disputes sitting down

Altercations over polite behavior on public transportation offer a window on a changing society, reports Tang Yue. If you’re riding the bus or subway and see a pregnant woman, an elderly person or young child standing up in front of you, you might want to...

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Confucius confusion

“China has perished from the cultural landscape,” a professor lamented of the fate of China’s 5,000 years of civilization. “Traditional Chinese culture is now in Taiwan, or South Korea and Japan.” Talking about the necessity to revive traditional cultural elements, Zeng Zhenyu, an expert with...

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Disappeared or disappearing culture in China 2

Abstract: those traditional handcraft arts and work chronicled the history of yesterday, such as repairing pen, fixing watch, blacksmith and bamboo plait and so on. Those are closely related with our lives. It seems go back to that time, when you go back to view...

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