Have you heard of traditional Chinese weaving?
Several regions around China are famous for their woven products, including Shandong, Ningbo and Longshan. You’ve probably seen them at temple fairs or for sale on the street around tourist sites. But what do you know about this beautiful art form?
Read on to learn more, including how you can try this traditional craft for yourself!
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The dragon boat festival (端午节 duān wǔ jié) is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar (June 7th in 2019). But what is it, where does it originate, and how is it celebrated?
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Everyone has heard of the common Chinese festivals; Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival. But how about lesser-known festivals in China?
Today, we look at the Water Splashing Festival! 泼水节 | Songkran
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798 too touristy for you? Nanluoguxiang too commercialised? Want to get out of the city and actually see something different? Then perhaps it’s time to check out Songzhuang Art District (宋庄画家村) for a fresher art experience!
Read on, and find out what treasures are waiting to be discovered in this fascinating little enclave!
Updated March 28th 2019.
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The Year of the Dog was a long year of familiar patterns set to a frenetic pace, perfectly encapsulating the energy of the Dog. And that applied to the progress of Cultural Keys as much as it did the rest of the world.
As we are now halfway through this years’ Spring Festival celebrations, we wanted to take a quick look at some of the successes of the past year and what CK got up to while giving thanks to everyone who joined us for each of those important moments!
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