It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliverfor more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Arts and Culture by Tidey, John & Tidey, Jackie
Call Number: NFS 709.51 TID
Publication Date: 2008
Maps on endpapers. Contents list includes: Chinese culture, Calligraphy, Chops, Festivals, Porcelain, Yin and yang, Music, Chinese opera, Literature, Film, Painting, Martial arts, Kites.
Chinese Festivals by Liming Wei
Publication Date: 2011-08-25
One of the most distinctive features of Chinese culture is the great variety of unique festivals that has evolved over the course of China's long history. Chinese festivals are deeply rooted in popular tradition and despite China's many changes they remain firmly established as part of the country's vibrant culture. Chinese Festivals introduces a representative selection of these celebrated traditions with full color illustrations, providing a flavor of the diversity and development of traditional Chinese culture.
Food and Festivals of China by Yan Liao
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
The ten volumes in this series aim to help readers explore China, the world's longest continuous civilisation, from its history to its present and its people to its landscapes. Each volume is self-contained.
The Ancient History of China by Sheila Hollihan-Elliot; Jianwei Wang (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
The books in this series will help students form an accurate, comprehensive, and balanced understanding of China as it emerges to be known as a superpower. By providing information on the country's history, geography, economy, politics, and culture, readers will learn about the world's longest continuous civilization.
In the last 20 years China has risen to the second largest economy in the world but very little is remembered about the turbulent interaction between China and the Western powers throughout the nineteenth century. Questions such as how did Christianity and Confucianism affect political thought and social systems? Why did the industrial revolution not take place in China, despite its many early inventions? Examine the first economic and military encounters between the British and Chinese Empires. Today, these past lessons can serve as powerful insight for what the future might bring for China and the rest of the world.
Our hosts discover the strength of the earth, how to measure it and figure out where they are going to? Plus de-mystifying an ancient Chinese abacus and how it beats a calculator hands down.
Introduction to the Chinese language, culture and way of life. Mandarin.
History Channel Documentary | Ancient China Dynasties of Power
Chinese Culture and Tradition
China is one of the Four Ancient Civilizations (alongside Babylon, India and Egypt), according to Chinese scholar Liang Qichao (1900). It boasts a vast and varied geographic expanse, 3,600 years of written history, as well as a rich and profound culture. Chinese culture is diverse and unique, yet harmoniously blended — an invaluable asset to the world.
Our China culture guide contains information divided into Traditions, Heritage, the arts, Festivals, Language, and Symbols.