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Category Archives: tradition
You might have read the old poem or story about the poor couple with seven children. A childless rich man and wife offered them land and a house for adopting one of their children. The poor couple looked at each … Continue reading
Visit any Chinese community around the world and you will soon notice the abundance of the color red in the designs, decorations, ornaments, clothing, lanterns, architecture, etc. Long before there was “Red China” in the sense of communist China, red … Continue reading
This week’s photo challenge is “Earth”. It is hard to know where to start and where to end. Earth surrounds our life in so many ways. Most of us live in houses made from bricks, cement and stone. In hot … Continue reading
Some sixty years ago Taiwan was struggling to make the transition from a predominantly agrarian society to establishing viable industries, commerce and trade. People worked very hard starting small manufacturing and assembly businesses, often times in their living room with … Continue reading
The Hakka are Chinese people whose come from the Hakka dialect speaking areas of southern China. There are more than four million Hakka in Taiwan and they form the second-largest ethnic group on the island. They have their own characteristic … Continue reading
Zongzi (粽子), or sticky rice dumplings, are a traditional Chinese food made from glutinous rice and various stuffings, such as meat, mushrooms, dried vegetables, etc. They are then wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied up with strings and boiled or steamed. … Continue reading