China Culture Assignment

By Paige Williams

Chinese Traditions

Traditions include Lion Dancing, Chinese New Year and the Chinese Dragon.

Chinese Dragons were used for special events like Chinese New Year.

Lion Dancing is a dance usually performed in the Chinese New Year. Some people mistake Lion Dancing by Dragon Dancing, but for Lion dancing you need 2 people, for Dragon Dancing, you will need about 5 people in it.

Chinese New Year Is held on the full moon of 20th of January and the 21st of February.

It is also called the Spring Festival because it is held in the start of spring!

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Clothing

In winter, they wear padded jackets. The poor people wear clothes made of hemp or ramie, which is like a plant. The Rich wear beautiful silk dresses with a design on them. If you want a dragon on one, you will have to get one that has four fingers/claws. ONLY royalty can wear dragon clothes with five claws. If you are caught wearing one with five claws, you will be killed, sadly...

Traditional Food

Chinese noodles come dry or fresh or sweet. As for this rice, it is traditional rice. Their is also wheat, vegetables, soybeans, Chinese pickles and herbs. Some desserts are: Water chestnut cake, jell-o, soups and ices.
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Chinese Sports

Football and basketball are popular in China and are shown on TV, and they can play pingpong in their free time. More popular sports are table tennis and badminton.

Chinese Art

What is Chinese Zodiac??

Chinese Zodiac is a classification scheme that assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. It matters what year you where born in. This year is year of the Monkey.


YEARS

Rat=1972,1984,1996,2008,2020

Oxen=1973,1985,1997,2009,2021

Tiger=1974,1986,1998,2010,2022

Rabbit=1975,1987,1999,2011,2023

Dragon=1976,1988,2000,2012,2024

Snake=1977,1989,2001,2013,2025

Horse=1978,1990,2002,2014,2026

Sheep=1979,1991,2003,2015,2027

Monkey=1980,1992,2004,2016,2028

Rooster=1981,1993,2005,2017,2029

Dog=1982,1994,2006,2018,2030

Pig=1983,1995,2007,2019,2031

How did Chinese people helped build the Canadian Pacific rail and what happened to them?


Canada needed a railway that would stretch from one side of the country to the other. The Chinese people that worked there get paid 1$ a day. Thats not a lot right now. Plus they had to to do most of the bone-breaking and deadly work. Landslides and dynamite also where put down. I bet you can guess what was next.

What Happened to them?

Well...

Some Chinese made it to Canada, but others got caught and was forced to go back to slavery. In the late 1770s', about 120 Chinese people started migrating south to get to Canada. But, some the Chinese men were imprisoned by the Spanish. It is unknown what happened to them.

Traditional Chinese medicine

Is close to the Asian medicine but Chinese have made another kind and have been making it for more that 2,500 years of their own medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) is popular in China, but also in Europe and North America.


TCM includes:


  • Ayuveda
  • Faith Healing
  • Japanese
  • Shamanism
  • Sidda

traditional chinese buildings

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At last, Chinese Superstations :D

China has a lot of beliefs, customs and superstitions. This is all part of the Chinese life. I'm gonna tell you 4 Superstations that are pretty cool:


1) If one man hits another, the hitter will have a cursed life

2) If a dog howls for a few hours in late night, it means someone died somewhere.

3)The Chinese believe that the numbers 8, 18, 13 and 168 are lucky.

4)The Chinese believe that clipping nails at night would bring ghosts to that place