Spirit. Determination. Courage. Perseverance. Strength. All these qualities are necessary to live a happy, healthy, successful life. All these qualities are also what you develop through training Chinese Kung fu! Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or ability to go to the Shaolin Temple for a year or two to discover the true meaning of kung fu.
But for those who still want a taste of traditional Shaolin kung fu culture and training, join Cultural Keys on Sunday, December 15th in Beijing for our next Shaolin Warriors’ Workshop!
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in a slightly different way this year! Join Cultural Keys and Louise from Pet Pamperaz for a mooncake workshop with a twist – we’ll be making mooncakes for our furry friends!
PLUS! Read on after the event details to learn more about Chateau Canine, Beijing’s best resort for giving your furry friends a vacation they’ll never forget!
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Want to get the most out of your time in China? Interested in learning more about the traditional culture and perhaps even experiencing it for yourself?
Cultural Keys Chinese Culture Centre helps expat residents and visitors experience, understand and enjoy traditional Chinese culture by providing a variety of authentic content, classes, presentations and services.
From private workshops to team building, from children’s parties to community group presentations, read on for more information about how Cultural Keys can help you get more out of your time in China!
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There is no easy way to say ‘捏面 nie mian’ in English! It literally means ‘pinch flour’ but in fact this folk-craft, which dates back to the Han dynasty, involves a lot more than just pinching!
The ‘clay’, actually dough, was traditionally made of glutinous rice and colourings made from different foods. The final product, beautiful though it was, could be eaten. Today, certain additives such as honey and paraffin might be added to improve the longevity of the final product, and they definitely can’t be eaten!
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Calligraphy （书法 Shūfǎ） is now considered an art form, but perhaps you didn’t know that traditionally it was much more – a way to cultivate personal character. It was considered essential for any cultured person to be skilled in calligraphy, as well as the related skill, painting. Find out more about calligraphy in our introduction to Chinese calligraphy (link).
Who could possibly be so famous that a reproduction of their work would sell for $48 million? The greatest Chinese calligrapher, Wang Xizhi!
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