Peter Zhang

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Art & Culture

Moon goddess, a rabbit and the elixir of life

The Mid-Autumn Festival, which is also known as the Chinese Moon Festival, falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year – September 24 this year.
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Peking Opera: an icon of traditional Chinese culture

Peking Opera has been revered as the opera of China and an icon of traditional Chinese culture.
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Chinese shadow puppetry steps out of shade and into spotlight

Chinese shadow puppetry is a simple theatrical form that combines storytelling and entertainment. Shadow puppets are not only props, but also a type of artwork. 
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Yueju Opera

Today, there are still more than 100 Yueju Opera troupes, schools and societies in China. One may also find Yueju Opera troupes in Singapore, the United States and Australia.
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Kunqu, mother of Chinese operas

With strict rules of style and execution, Kunqu, as it is still performed today, is a combination of song, recital, symbolic gestures and complex choreography.
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Dancing lions and dragons: the soul of China

At any Chinese celebrations and other auspicious occasions, the lion dance or dragon dance – or both – are always performed to bring good luck and prosperity.
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Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, called duanwujie or duanyangjie in Chinese, is an important date on the lunar Chinese calendar.

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Guqin, the symbol of Chinese high culture

With a history of more than 5,000 years, guqin has long been regarded as the crown of all music instruments in the country and the symbol of Chinese high culture.
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Acupuncture and moxibustion

Apart from China, acupuncture and moxibustion have become more and more popular in many parts of the world, including some Western countries.
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Woodblock printing and movable type printing

Printing has long been hailed as one of the Four Great Inventions of ancient China. The most notable parts of this invention are the woodblock printing and movable type printing.
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