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Historic Chinese Legends, Tales and Idioms The Origin of the Word "Tui Qiao" Part 1

Where does the term "Tui Qiao" (literally to "Push and knock") come from?

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Historic Chinese Legends, Tales and Idioms The Origin of the Word "Tui Qiao" Part 2

By chance, Jia Dao meets a scholar who convinces him to aspire to a bureaucratic position.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 1

Learn about the Chinese naming system and some of the issues concerning names that are being encountered today.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 2

Learn about the Chinese naming system: there's a method to the madness!

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 3

The Chinese naming system is very complex. It follows precise rules, stating the differences between a person's last name, given name and courtesy name. In particular, the difference between the last two is strictly connected with the rituals that used to bring a child from childhood into adulthood in ancient China.

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Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 4

Chinese last names worked in a different way in the past than they do now. Chinese children used to get their mother's last name. That is because Chinese ancient society was matriarchal and divided into clans.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 5

Through a detailed report of the Zhou Dynasty's history, we discover how the Chinese last name system worked and what has changed over the years and become today's practice.

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Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 6

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 7

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 8

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment explores a few common family names- their origins, whether they were last or clan names, etc.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 9

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment looks into the selection of Chinese names. How can one find a good name with strong virtue?

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Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 10

This interesting discussion on the origins of Chinese last names and clan names shows how the tradition has evolved from the matriarchal to the patriarchal practice. This segment continues to explore Chinese names with specific attention on Jia Bao Yu, a character in the Hong Lou Meng movie.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 11

Master Tang Han explains the importance of character meaning as well as character tone when giving names and how to revise a problematic name.

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 12

Master Tang explains the significance of the name. How does the name of a business determine its destiny?

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China

Chinese Characters Chinese Names Part 13

Master Tang further explains how the name of an enterprise embodies its guiding principles and how our names must not be taken lightly.

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difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate
China

Chinese Characters The Origin of the Firecracker

This video tells the legend behind the Chinese firecracker.

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 1

In this episode, the origins of the Chinese characters for "illness" are explained.

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difficulty - Advanced Advanced
China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 2

This video explains how the character for illness evolved into its present form.

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China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 3

This video explains the origins of the Chinese character for pain.

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China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 4

Knowing the basis of the Chinese character for illness opens the door for learning many more characters.

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China

Chinese Characters Words for Illness Part 5

The video describes the many ailments that can be treated with pine and cedar trees, the origins of Chinese medicine.

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China, Taiwan

Chinese Art Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 3

Liu Yong further explains the intricacies of his painting, "Lantern Festival at Longshan Temple."

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China, Taiwan

Chinese Art Art Is So Easy - Interview with Liu Yong Part 4

Taiwanese opera and the Longshan Temple are early symbols of Taiwanese culture.

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