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Welcome to Cultural Keys, the company that lets you not just see China, but experience it, too, by offering the most authentic classes in traditional Chinese culture available in Beijing.

If you are looking to get more out of your short-term trip or long-term stay in China, no matter what your reason for being interested in this fascinating country, Cultural Keys can help you experience more.

Our Classes

Cultural Keys’ aim is to enable visitors to China to access, understand and enjoy traditional culture in a way that is no longer so easy to do. We that do through the provision of traditional Chinese culture classes in an interesting and unique way that makes Cultural Keys one of the most popular destinations for cultural experiences in Beijing.

Our classes include:

Art Workshops – Held at our culture centre in the east of Beijing, our expert teachers guide students through afternoon workshops in a variety of traditional Chinese art styles.

Martial arts classes – Held in conjunction with our sister company, CK Martial Hearts, Cultural Keys offers both single day and multi-day programs, suitable for both beginners and more experienced practitioners alike. Our martial arts classes are available as both private bookings for groups and institutions, as well as regularly held open classes. 

Traditional Chinese Culture Days – While our art workshops are available for private bookings (for individuals or groups), each month Cultural Keys also offers an open culture day when we teach 3 different aspects of traditional Chinese culture. This is available for anyone to book.

To book a workshop or class for your group, school or company, please see the Classes option in menu above, to see exactly what we offer and what you can expect from your time with Cultural Keys!

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Cultural Treasures of China – Papercutting

Papercutting is one of China’s most famous folk arts. Probably originating sometime in the 2nd century, its possible that the techniques had already formed through cutting other materials, such as leather, even before the invention of paper by Cao Lun in 104CE. Due to paper’s perishable nature, few papercuts are preserved in the archaeological record. …

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