From the melody of summer to the depiction of immortality and rebirth, cicadas have played a crucial role in Chinese culture. This insect, with its surprising life cycle and its unmistakable song, has come to symbolize the very essence of life and death and has found a place of honor in Chinese literature, fashion and the arts. Join us as we explore the influence of this little being on the rich Chinese culture.
China, an ancient civilization’s birthplace, is renowned for its rich history and cultural diversity. Home to wonders like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, it blends age-old traditions with rapid modernity. Its booming economy and varied landscapes, ranging from majestic mountains to futuristic metropolises, make China a captivating and multifaceted country.
Good Feng-shui in a city no matter how small is considered capable of generating talent generation after generation. We present a brief review of Chinese cities that stand out for having favorable Feng-shui and their success as a result.
An ancient and obscure marriage ritual has put the authorities on alert in some parts of China It is the so-called ghost wedding, a ceremony that seeks to provide a spouse to the person who dies unmarried. But in recent times, several murders have taken place for carrying out this ritual.
November 11, 2011, was not an ordinary day in Asia. Thousands of couples chose this date for their weddings, drawn by the unique sequence of six ‘1s’. In Shanghai and other cities, civil registry offices were bustling from dawn, marking a phenomenon driven as much by superstition as by numerology.
The majestic Leshan Buddha, standing more than 70 meters tall, is the most imposing sacred image in the ancient world. Carved into the stone wall of a cliff, its creation dates back to 713 when a group of Buddhist monks began the sculpture in the hope that its divine power could calm the tumultuous rivers that converged on the site.