Tag: chinese culture

Chinese Traditional Shadow Plays

Have you heard of Chinese shadow plays, an art considered by many to be the world’s first ever form of puppetry? Traditionally…

10 Useful Videos from Learn Chinese Now

Learn Chinese Now has been posting excellent Mandarin language learning videos to YouTube for over three years. We've compiled our 10 favorite…

Are Hanzi Important?

Chinese Hanzi, or characters, are often considered the most daunting component of the Chinese language. However, many students of Chinese also feel…

What Does Guilin Mean?

The names of Chinese cities often reflect physical features of the place they're in. Beijing 北京 means "Northern Capital"; Hong Kong (Xianggang)…

CLI Featured Photographer: Peter Stewart

Simply put, Peter Stewart's photography is astonishing. His images, taken throughout China's Guangxi Province, are vivid yet surreal. As a fine art…

The Culture of Chinese Chess

Chinese chess has been played in China for at least two thousands years. It can quickly be picked up by anyone who…