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Chinese Stone Lions

Lion is a special animal to Chinese people. A pair of stone lions, a male and a female, can often be seen in front of the gates of traditional buildings. 139 more words

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Dough Figurines

The custom of making dough figurines can be traced back to the late Yuan Dynasty (1206-1370). At the time, Datong people were suppressed by foreign ethnic groups. 116 more words

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Batik

Batik is a technique of manual wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. 115 more words

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Chinese Lanterns

Lanterns have been a key part of Chinese festive celebrations for over two thousand years. The origin and evolvement of the traditional handicraft of lanterns, as well as how heavy it weighs on the minds of Chinese people. 91 more words

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Tang Suit

Tang Suit, at the very beginning, refers exclusively to the costume of Han Chinese during Tang Dynasty(618—907 AD); while it now embraces any kind of costume with… 229 more words

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Sichuan Opera

Sichuan opera or Chuanju (Chinese pinyin: chuānjù) is a type of Chinese opera originating in China’s Sichuan province around 1700. Today’s Sichuan opera is a relatively recent synthesis of 5 historic melodic styles. 229 more words

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Chinese Couplet

In Chinese poetry, a Couplet(in Chinese: 对联; pinyin: duìlián) is a pair of lines of poetry which adhere to certain rules (see below). Outside of poems, they are usually seen on the sides of doors leading to people’s homes or as hanging scrolls in an interior. 85 more words

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