Category Archives: Chinese tradition

Three Treasures of Fuzhou

  Three Treasures of Fuzhou refer to the three traditional art crafts spread in the Fuzhou area – lacquer, cork pictures, and ox horn comb. Lacquer – These products are well known by their beauty and anticorrosive traits, including decorative screens, vases, tea services, smoking sets and stationery etc. Fuzhou lacquer is made from either [...]

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The Legend of Yu

Yu the Great, a Chinese prehistoric king, is still remembered and respected as the ruler who got the Yellow River back under control. Yu lived about four thousand years ago. At that time, people suffered from a big flood of the Yellow River. King Shun, the ruler before Yu, initially assigned Yu’s father Gun to [...]

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Huangdi (Yellow Emperor)

Huangdi is considered to be the founder of Chinese civilization as well as its first ancestor. He lived about 4 thousand years ago, during the time of patriarchal clan community, and was the mystical chief of one of the strongest tribes in the middle valley of the Yellow River. During the period many tribes came [...]

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