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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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Presentation_Chinese Culture and Customes
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  • 1. Chinese Culture & Customs中国文化 Xinfei “Charlie” Guo与 University of Florida风 —俗 2010.06.16 郭 鑫 斐UF ISSB Program-China
  • 2. How much do you know about China? 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 3. How much do you know about China? Kung Fu 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 4. How much do you know about China? Kung Fu Panda 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 5. How much do you know about China? Chinese Food 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 6. How much do you know about China? The Great Wall 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 7. How much do you know about China? ······ 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 8. How much do you know about China? 中国 China 中郭 国鑫 文斐 化 与 风 俗 —UF ISSB Program-China
  • 9. Outline • A Brief Overview about China • Several Chinese Culture Cases • One Traditional Chinese Festival • Traditional Chinese Craft ShowUF ISSB Program-China
  • 10. Where is China?UF ISSB Program-China
  • 11. Where is China?UF ISSB Program-China
  • 12. Some General Information About China A Long History A Large Country A Place with lots of Fun
  • 13. A Long History…• A recorded history of 5,000 years• America History: About 200 years• one of the worlds earliest civilizations• Chinese Traditions and Customs developed along with the long history trace
  • 14. A LARGE COUNTRY… Has the third largest area Has 34 Provinces About 1.4 billion people, about 20 percent of the worlds total. A multi-religious country, 56 ethnic groups
  • 15. My HometownPROVINCES ^_^
  • 16. A Place with lots of Fun -My Topic Today• Culture Stories• Many traditional Festivals• Many tasty food• Many Place of interests• …..
  • 17. Culture, Customs & Traditions in China
  • 18. Culture Case1 Kung Fu Culture
  • 19. Culture Case1
  • 20. Culture Case1
  • 21. Culture Case1 Two Famous Kung fu Styles ◘ Zui Quan (Drunkard Chuan/Drunk Boxing) Video
  • 22. Culture Case1 Two Famous Kung fu Styles ◘ Shaolin Kung fu (Shaolin Chuan )
  • 23. Culture Case2 是 宗 条 即 明 结 观 通 和 茶 茶 哲 冶 有 闻 也 茶 承 教 件 茶 代 合 点 过 白 分 道 学 情 益 茶 被 道 唐 , , 叶 , , 和 品 茶 六 精 思 操 的 、 认 烹 宋 以 以 、 衰 并 精 茶 。 种 神 想 、 一 饮 为 茶 遗 和 求 茶 于 通 神 活 : 是 很 去 种 茶 是 饮 风 、 “ 水 清 过 思 动 红 茶 合 除 和 、 修 茶 。 敬 味 、 代 茶 想 来 茶 文 拍 杂 美 增 身 的 、 ” 火 。 艺 的 表 、 化 , 念 仪 进 养 艺 清 和 候 中 表 一 现 绿 的 也 , 式 友 性 术 、 “ 、 国 现 种 一 茶 核 符 这 。 谊 的 。 Chinese Tea Culture 寂 为 心 ” 茶 具 茶 道 精 神 饮 茶 定 的 、 黑 心 , 合 佛 与 提 喝 茶 , 美 一 种 是 一 基 的 、 的 。 艺 礼 茶 是 道 倡 能 心 方 种 本 最 环 主 兴 术 节 、 茶 儒 “ 静 修 式 以 精 高 境 要 于 。 、 黄 文 的 清 心 德 , 茶 神 享 , 内 中 它 人 茶 化 “ 静 、 , 它 为 的 受 同 容 国 是 品 、 的 内 、 静 学 通 媒 日 。 时 讲 唐 茶 、 青 灵 省 恬 神 习 过 的 本 被 配 究 代 艺 意 茶 魂 修 澹 , 礼 沏 生 茶 称 以 五 , 与 境 ( 。 行 ” 有 法 茶 活 道 为 情 境 盛 精 、 乌 ” 的 助 , 、 礼 , 美 绪 之 于 神 美 龙 思 东 于 是 赏 仪 则 学 等 美 宋 的 学 茶 想 方 陶 很 茶 , , 、 ) 。 、
  • 24. Culture Case2 • Tea has been cultivated in China for at least eighteen hundred years. • Daily necessities in China since time immemorial. Just as Coffee for Americans, as beer is to the German • “Making tea when guests visit” • Sometimes, tea is expensive than golden
  • 25. Culture Case2 Various kinds of Tea • The geographic location and climate, different places grow various kinds of tea • Different Flavors
  • 26. Teapot and CupsCulture Case2 —As important as tea
  • 27. Tea CeremonyCulture Case2 —Methods of preparation of tea • Making a hot drink, in a process which has been refined to yield the best taste. • A full video of Chinese Tea Ceremony
  • 28. Culture Case3 Shadow Puppet Play Show Tell different folk stories Kind of drama Full Video
  • 29. Culture Case3 Shadow Puppet Play Show  reflected on the curtain through the light  singing and dancing controlled by the player with the silk string, gongs and drums music
  • 30. Culture Case4 “China Red” Culture • Red is a symbol that gives color to the soul of the nation. • Red is signified as reunion, health, happiness, harmony, peace and prosperity • Shooting red-colored things in China is an easy task, as its powerful presence can be found every-where.
  • 31. Culture Case5 Chinese Seal Culture The seal has been used to mark one’s identity, credentials and importance for the Chinese people
  • 32. Culture Case5 Chinese Seal Culture Private Seal: for personal use and could be equated with the signature in today’s times. The official seals: bore the titles of the offices
  • 33. Culture Case6 Paper-cut Culture  The kind of art went after the invention of paper .  Paper-cut is one of the most popular folk decoration arts in China.  The themes : everything in life
  • 34. Culture Case6 Paper-cut Culture Application  Wedding ceremonies  Festivals  Decorate windows and doors
  • 35. Culture Case6 Paper-cut Culture Mr. & Mrs. Right Dragons play with a pearl
  • 36. Culture Case7 Embroidery Culture  An handicraft performed by using needle and colored thread, forming patterns or characters on the basis of embroidered trace.  Embroidering flowers
  • 37. Culture Case7 Product show  Stands for different ethnic minority groups  Stands for the status in the old times  Now just kind of handicraft
  • 38. Culture Case8 “Chinese 12 Zodiac Signs” Culture
  • 39. Culture Case8 What’re they used for? • A easy way of counting the years. • Mark the year in which a person was born./ Marking Age • Each Chinese guy belongs to his lucky animal • Predict Future…Match Marriage… • Unique phenomenon in Chinese folk culture.
  • 40. Culture Case8 Order of 12 Animals • Fixed Order 2012 Based on the active time of each animal during a day.
  • 41. A Traditional Chinese Festival Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
  • 42. Chinese New Year Spring Festival The most important and ceremonious traditional festival in China  The first day of the first lunar month (Around the beginning of February) A symbol of unification, happiness and hope.  A festival full of fun, warm and beautiful sceneries.
  • 43. Chinese New Year Activity1 Keep Everything New • Cleaning house • Wearing the new Cloths • Buy many new Stuff
  • 44. Activity2 “Decorating” Everywhere• Paste door-god on the door
  • 45. Door God People believed that posting an image of a door god on the door could keep evil spirits away and bring back peace and luck.
  • 46. Door God
  • 47. Activity2 “Decorating” Everywhere• Paste spring festival couplets around the door
  • 48. Spring festival Couplets• Adding some joyous atmosphere to the festival• Some Blessing Words
  • 49. Activity2 “Decorating” Everywhere• Paste the New Year Paintings on the wall of the home
  • 50. Wealth Babies
  • 51. Other New Year Paintings
  • 52. Activity2 “Decorating” Everywhere• Hang Chinese knot everywhere
  • 53. Chinese knot—Serve as a symbol of beauty and blessing
  • 54. Activity2 “Decorating” Everywhere• Hang Red lantern everywhere
  • 55. Red lantern
  • 56. Activity3 Family Reunion Dinner On New Year‘s Eve The most delicious food in the year Make dumplings together Say goodbye to sorrows Wait for the new year coming
  • 57. Activity3Family Reunion Dinner
  • 58. Activity4Shoot off firecrackers • At 12 a.m.(The beginning of the new year) • All the family member involved • Make best wishes for the new year • Children like firecrackers best
  • 59. Activity4Shoot off firecrackers
  • 60. The new year is coming…The first day of the Spring Festival, paying a NewYear Call and saying "Happy New Year" "May you be prosperous", etc. In New Years days, elders will put some money in ared pocket (yasuiqian) and give it to children as a gift. END
  • 61. Paper Cut Workshop• 2-folded Paper Cut-Butterfly• 4-folded Paper Cut-Flowers
  • 62. Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Project1-ButterflySpring Festival Music Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Paper Cut Show
  • 63. Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Project1-ButterflyStep Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Paper Cut Show
  • 64. Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! PROJECT2-FLOWERSBe Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Paper Cut Show
  • 65. Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Project-FlowersStep Be Careful and don’t hurt yourself! Paper Cut Show
  • 66. Chinese calligraphy workshop
  • 67. Basic strokes Horizontal line vertical line
  • 68. Simple Character Two:2 Three:3 One:1
  • 69. Simple Character Four:4 Five:5 Six:6 Eight:8 Nine:9 Seven:7
  • 70. Simple Character Ten:10 Eleven:11
  • 71. Summary Thank you!Welcome to China! xinfei.guo@gmail.com

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