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Tiger in Folk Art (2)

In Chinese legends, there are quite a few tales about how tigers saved human lives. One legend says in the ancient State of Chu, a man had an illegitimate child which he abandoned in a desolate field. A female tiger found the child and fed him with her won milk. Later, the child grew up [...]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Origins: During the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), the 15th day of the eighth lunar month was designated as the Mid-Autumn Festival. During the Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century – 256 BC), the night of the roundest moon of the year was an occasion for the Chinese to hold rituals to greet the cool weather and [...]

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Memorial Temples

A memorial temple is a place to offer a sacrifice to dead ancestors or the late sage, including Wise Men’s Ancestral Hall, Ancestor’s Hall (orZong Ci) and Fane, of which the Ancestor’s Hall is the most popular. It is the place to worship clan ancestors, also called ancestral halls. It is the combined core of [...]

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