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Lithuanian Lullaby: Step Back in Time and Hear These Beautiful Sounds

The lullaby is evocative of a mother's love, care, and protection, of being cradled in her tender arms, and of being tucked-in at bedtime....

A Trending Craft: Irish Quilt Patterns

One of the main reasons behind making the world connect virtually was to ensure that cultures can cross borders and mingle without having to...

Why Do the Japanese Take Off Their Shoes When Entering a House?

If you have been to Japan, you know that the Japanese take off their shoes according to long-standing traditions about removing shoes before entering...

How Displaying the Chinese Character ‘Fu’ Brings You Good Fortune (Part 2)

Ordinary people are no comparison to Emperor Kangxi, who with a pious heart, fasted and cleansed himself for three days before writing the character...

The Mesmerising Tradition of Japan’s Ama-San Free-Diving Women

The Ama-San women of Japan uphold a 2,000-year-old tradition of free-diving. Ama means “sea woman,” and the connection these women have with the ocean is one of...

Japanese Carpentry: Constructing Buildings Without Nails or Screws

Is it possible to set up residential buildings and other structures without using metal fasteners like nails and screws? For the majority of people,...

Lucky Money Management

There is a custom in China for parents and grandparents to give lucky money to their children and grandchildren on Lunar New Year’s Eve....

How Displaying the Chinese Character ‘Fu’ Brings You Good Fortune

As we celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Ox in 2021, we wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. We hope your...

Ancient Paths to Riches: Indian Vase of Virtue and Aladdin’s Lamp of Arabia

The Vase of Virtue and the Divine Lamp are two different artifacts, each guiding different pathways to riches in the legends of ancient India...

Professor Wu Ningkun: Conscience of the Chinese Nation (Part 2)

At the beginning of 1951, Wu Ningkun, who was studying in the United States at the time, received a letter of appointment from Lu...

Professor Wu Ningkun: Conscience of the Chinese Nation (Part 1)

On August 10, 2019, Professor Wu Ningkun, a renowned Chinese-born translator and Emeritus Professor of English Literature, passed away at his home in the...

The Unique Traits of Hong Kong’s People

A few years ago, Hong Kong's people started talking about a “Hong Kong nationality.” While there is no denying that there are significant differences...

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