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· Silk Road
China Chooses 48 Silk Road Sites for World Cultural Heritage Status
Chinese heritage experts and officials have selected an initial list of 48 sites along the country's sections of the ancient Silk Road for its joint application with five central Asian countries for world cultural heritage status.
· Dragon Boat Festival
Commerce, Culture on the Same Boat
The appeal of traditional Chinese holidays is alleged to lie in the eating: mooncakes on the Mid-Autumn Festival, sweet dumplings on Lantern Day, and glutinous rice dumplings for Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival.
· Hutong
Battle of the Hutong
Tree-lined Dongsi Batiao hardly looks like the site of a smoldering urban struggle. But during the last two months, the "Eighth Hutong in the Dongsi area" inside central Beijing's old inner city has not been so quiet.
· Cloud Brocade
Tapestry of Rare Talent Loom Large
Expensive fashion garments can be afforded by only a handful of today's extremely rich. In ancient China, top quality haute couture items were made especially for the feudal emperors.
· Tongrentang Museum
Prescribing to Tradition
The Tongrentang Museum is built in a traditional siheyuan courtyard with a statue of Li Shizhen, one of the most famous Chinese doctors.
· Nianhua
Writing's on the Wall for New Year Paintings
Chinese people used to decorate their homes with nianhua (New Year paintings) during the Spring Festival, which are usually placed on the front door to prevent evil spirits and bring good luck to the family.
· The Red Maid
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· Madame White Snake
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