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Sister Meal Festival – Festival Activities Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Sister Rice is an important culinary and symbolic element of the festival. The process of creating the brightly-colored rice begins when the young women gather different kinds of leaves, flowers, and grass to make dye. The rice is then placed ...

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Sister Meal Festival – Introduction Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Like the Mountain Ramp Festival, the Sister Meal Festival (also called the “Sisters” or “Sister Rice Festival”) is a way for young Miao men and women to match up for marriage. Although exact dates and customs vary between towns and ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Families have used yo-yos for fun and recreation for over two thousand years. Although they are called “yo-yos” in the West, the traditional Chinese name for them appropriately means “empty bamboo.” According to one story, the yo-yos that Mr. Zhang ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Here you can view an assortment of yo-yos, made from varying materials, as well as see them in action!

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Variety is key to yo-yos, and their sizes and shapes have grown more diverse with time. While yo-yos were originally made solely from bamboo, other materials are often used now. Since 1990, the diameters of yo-yos have increased. Zhang makes ...

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Yo-Yos: Zhang Guo Liang 张国良 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhang Guo Liang learned to make yo-yos (空竹) from his family and is a third generation artist of the craft. At one point his grandfather supported his family by making yo-yos. He is one of 54 artists in his Beijing ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Festival Activities Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

As men and women assemble onstage to perform song and dance numbers that are influenced by both traditional and popular culture, visitors gather along the mountainside eating grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo. Goods such as shoes, handcrafted ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Miao Courtship Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

The Mountain Ramp Festival serves multiple purposes for the Miao, but the most discussed is its role as a meeting place for young men and women to meet with the hopes of future marriage. In addition to festivals, markets are ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Introduction Guizhou Province Posted Aug 31, 2010 by Chinavine

Each year the Mountain Ramp Festival attracts thousands of visitors who range from the Miao people to tourists from China and beyond. The festival itself is steeped in Miao tradition and recreates the journey of the Miao from the eastern ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

The Manchu people of northeastern China have been making bows and arrows from water buffalo horns for thousands of years. These bows were originally developed for hunting, but were later adapted for warfare. Yang Fu Xi’s family has been making ...

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