Chinese Traditions
Intermediate
29 Videos

Essence of Chinese traditions and customs handed down from Chinese ancestors, such as ancient rituals, weddings, idioms and zodiac signs.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 1

Every art has its own peculiarity and, as an art, paper cutting has its own special way of representing reality through the eyes of the artist who is often observing the world from the most simple and natural point of view.

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3:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 2

In an interview, a Chinese artist reveals the beauty and labor that hide behind the incredible art of paper cutting, which has developed in China over centuries and is currently practiced by very few.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 3

A Chinese woman, well known for her mastery in the Chinese art of paper cutting, shows younger generations the secrets and tips to make a perfect piece of art.

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2:15
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 4

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 5

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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2:45
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 6

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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1:18
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 7

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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1:17
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 8

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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2:40
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 9

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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2:31
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 10

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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1:11
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Paper Cutting Part 11

It is truly an amazing sight to watch a master cut intricate patterns with merely a pair of scissors and a piece of paper! Paper cutting is a traditional art form, which is still popular in China today. Watch how Ms. Ai, a master at paper cutting, continually expands her business and, at the same time, helps fellow women to earn extra income through paper cutting.

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1:04
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chopsticks Part 1

While everyone holds chopsticks to eat in China, what is the proper way to do so? What is the proper chopstick-holding etiquette and what do people from different parts of China believe about it?

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1:28
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chopsticks Part 2

Can all Chinese people hold chopsticks in the correct way? This is not always the case!

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chopsticks Part 3

Watch this entertaining competition in which Chinese people put their chopstick abilities to the test.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Bamboo Culture Part 1

Famous stars talk about the different uses of bamboo and the role it played in their childhood.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Bamboo Culture Part 2

Famous stars are put to the test to see if they know the proper uses of bamboo utensils.

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1:27
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Bamboo Culture Part 3

One of the guests recites a famous poem that speaks of the tenacity of the bamboo and its representation of the Chinese people.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Brush Pen and Bamboo Slips

An expert explains the origins of the brush pen and bamboo slips and how the Chinese characters for these items came about.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Bamboo Musical Instruments Part 1

Famous guests discuss the wide variety of traditional Chinese bamboo and stringed musical instruments.

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2:19
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Bamboo Musical Instruments Part 2

Why do parents these days have their children learn Western instruments instead of traditional Chinese instruments?

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3:13
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

The Dai Minority and Bamboo

Members of the Dai ethnic group explain the role bamboo plays in their lives as well as courting rituals.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 1

Let`s talk about the oil-paper umbrellas that originated from Sichuan`s Luzhou city.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 2

This video explains the origins of the oil-paper umbrella.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 3

The key to making oil-paper umbrellas: rules.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 4

The choice of bamboo is extremely important in the construction of oil-paper umbrellas.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 5

The oil-paper umbrella is beginning to take shape. Next in the process is preparing the paper.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 6

This video details the final steps in producing the oil-paper umbrella.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 7

This video explains the oil in oil-paper umbrellas.

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difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Oil-paper umbrella Part 8

Why do oil-paper umbrellas from Luzhou have such a great reputation?

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