Latest Chinese traditional religion Stories

2011-04-18 10:04:00

BEIJING, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In a recent interview with Jingang Tian, Shaohua Yao discusses how contemporary Chinese painting art has ushered into an unprecedented thriving period. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/CN84700 ) Shaohua Yao is renowned for tiger paintings, and is now rising as another master after his teacher Shuangan Hu. His works are thought to have achieved an exciting breakthrough in the techniques of painting tigers. His unique style has...

2011-04-04 10:40:00

Shortages of Apple's iPad 2 extends from the actual Apple gadget to paper versions that are used to burn for the yearly Qingming Festival in Asia, Reuters reports. Also known as the tomb sweeping festival, Chinese families in Malaysia celebrating the Qingming Festival honor their ancestors by burning fake money or replicas of luxury items such as flashy cars and designer bags. Stemming from Confucian teachings of loyalty to family and tradition, the festivities are widely observed among the...

2006-08-04 07:49:08

By Fayen Wong SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's the time of the year many Chinese businesses dread -- the hungry ghost festival, when families avoid moving house, couples postpone their wedding plans and tourists shy away from beach resorts. But businesses may be hit by a double whammy this year due to an oddity in the Chinese lunar calendar that results in two "seventh" months -- also known as the hungry ghost festival, when the gates of hell open and the dead walk among the living. The...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
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