Chinese Culture

By Alexander Dundas

Superstitions

The Chinese believe that evil spirits are unable to turn around corners. An example of this is the Willow Pattern Tea House, which has a zig-zag passageway leading to its front door so that no evil spirits may enter. The second is that if one hits another with a broom the hitter will get bad luck and ruin his life. The last one is that the Chinese that clipping toenails or fingernails at night would bring ghosts to that place.


Traditions


Two marriage traditions that the Chinese have are that married men own everything in the house, including the wife and children, and that getting married to someone from the same bloodline is not allowed.

Traditional Medicines


Here are two examples of traditional medicines that the Chinese use. The first is called the Japanese Honeysuckle, which can be used to protect the liver, inhibit influenza, inhibit mumps, reduce blood fat, and can be used as an antibacterial herb. The second, called the Kudzo Vine can be used to expand the coronary arteries and prevent angina pectoris, reduce body heat, as well as bringing down blood pressure and reducing blood sugar.

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