TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Soak Up the Decadent Footbath Culture of China’s ‘Foot Capital’

Learn the origin of footbaths in the southern city of Changsha, and how bathhouses shed their seedy reputation to become modern entertainment complexes

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Saving Traditional Chinese Music, One TikTok at a Time

Faced with dwindling interest and pandemic restrictions, traditional Chinese musicians turn to the internet to make a living and preserve their dying sounds

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Alternative Ways to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival isn’t only about mooncakes and lanterns

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

All the Ways to Celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

How to avoid hungry ghosts and placate “good brothers” this Zhongyuan Festival

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Anything Flies: How Kiting in China Reached New Heights

Backed by international competitions, a 2 billion yuan industry, and complex tricks and designs, kiting in China is no child’s play

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Discover the Beauty of Blooming Lotuses in Jiangsu

In Jiangsu province, summer is the season for enjoying lotuses

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Discover the Many Legends of Dragon Boat Festival

Dozens of historical figures are commemorated on Duanwu Festival, so how exactly did the festival begin?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Last Falconers in the Altai Mountains

Two generations of a Kazakh family recall a life of partnership with birds of prey

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Birds and Their Meanings in China

Magpies for happiness, cuckoos for sorrow, and cranes for longevity—learn the symbolism of birds in China

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