A Drag Queen’s Romance

Drag queen's romance

As folklore goes, during Ming Dynasty, there was a talented and good-looking young scholar named Zhou Wenbin living in beautiful lake city Hangzhou, and Zhou Wenbin had a friend named Zhu Zhishan who was like a celebrity watcher and feared by many elite families. During a Lantern Festival in the lunar January 15, Zhishan visited Wenbin and the two brought wine to appreciate […]

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How to Address a Chinese

How to address a Chinese is a complicated matter, even for a Chinese, let alone when you are a foreigner in China. Cultural Influence on How Chinese Address Each Other There are many factors that differentiate Chinese ways to address a person from that of the West, and here are some major ones: Family Lineage As Chinese culture pays more attention […]

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8 Chinese Mushroom Soup Recipes

Mushrooms, whether fresh or dried, are regarded by both Taoists and Chinese herbalists as magic food, and featured prominently in Taoist’ daily menu. Mushrooms not only provide you with major nutritions you may get from both vegetables and non-vegetable sources, but also help cleaning up your internal systems. Apart from that, mushrooms can also assist you to lose weight and keep slim. Here are […]

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8 Chinese Daoist Vegetable Dishes

These simple vegetable recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Asparagus Stir Fry with Sweet Potatoes Ingredients (1) Asparagus, cut into sections; (2) Sweet potatoes, cut into large chips; (3) Red capsicum, cut into chips; (4) Ginger, cut into thin strips; (5) Corn flour, dilute with water. Steps: (1) Blanch asparagus in a pot […]

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8 Spicy Tofu Dishes – Taoist Recipes

These spicy tofu recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Spicy Dried Tofu Ingredients: (1) A box of dried tofu, score each of them with a knife; (2) Soy sauce; (3) Chilli powder. Steps: (1) Soak tofu in soy sauce mixed with sugar and chili powder for about ten minutes; (2) Arrange […]

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Chinese New Year Traditions and Customs

Chinese New Year traditions and customs vary in different parts of China. Here just introduce some common practices adopted by majority groups of Chinese people. Lunar December 8: Traditionally this is the day when Chinese New Year festival begins to warm up. People cook nuts-rich rice congee (labazhou 腊八粥, la 腊 for lunar December, ba 八 is number 8, zhou 粥 means congee) and serve when it’s hot on […]

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8 Bizarre Chinese to English Translation

Over the years, there are heaps of jokes spreading online regarding some weird Chinese to English translation found in China. Many of them are the result of a literal interpretation, character by character. Recently, Mella Robinson and Mellissa Stanger from businessinsider.com.au listed “18 Chinese expressions with bizarre literal translations”. They believe those peculiar expressions are derived from the fact that the Chinese “characters that make up each […]

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