Chinese Kaleidoscope Table of Contents

Historic

1. The Dynastic Timeline

2. The Four Inventions of Ancient China

3. The Great Wall

Ancient Philosophy

4. Confucianism

5. Daoism

6 . The Concept of Yin and Yang

Distinctive Values

7. Social Values

8. Humility

9. Respect for Elders

10. Emphasis on Education

11. Courtship and Marriage

12. Money Matters

Traditions

13. Mandarin Chinese

14. Forms of Address

15. Significant Festivals

16. Ethnic Groups

17. The Chinese Zodiac

18. The Dragon and Phoenix Motifs

19. Feng Shui

20. The Martial Arts

21. Tai Chi

Artistic Expressions

22. Calligraphy

23. Traditional Chinese Painting

24. Classical Poetry

25. Classical Literature

26. Traditional Music and  Musical Instruments

27. The Beijing Opera

28. Acrobatics

29. Traditional Architecture

30. The Traditional Garden

31. Jade

32. Porcelain

33. Lacquerware

34. Woodblock Prints

35. Cloisonné

36. Silk and Embroidery

37. Fashion

Culinary

38. Staples of Chinese Cuisine

39. The Tea Tradition

40. The Chinese Banquet

41 Drinks and Toasts

42 Chopstick Etiquette

Health

43. Traditional Chinese Medicine

44. Acupuncture

45. Foot Reflexology

Popular Customs

46. Number Symbolism

47. Color Symbolism

48. Flower Symbolism

49. The Panda Bear

50. Leisure Activities

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