So what exactly is
culture? The answer depends on you. However, it is not
what culture IS that makes it so important and
fascinating; it is what it means and what it represents.
A culture defines and sets something apart from
everything else. It makes something unique and
therefore meaningful, not only to itself but also to the
diversity of the world. A culture brings awe and
inspiration as well as interest and curiosity.
For thousands of years, the Culture of China has
attracted and moved many people from all over the world,
being so unique and one-of-a-kind as well as elegant and
inspiring. The Chinese Culture, a culture that has evolved
for thousands and thousands of years, contains rare beauty
and enchantment with history. It has drawn so much interest
that it is integrating with other cultures. Have you ever
eaten fried noodles or kung po chicken at a local
Chinese restaurant? Or have you ever seen the traditional
style of the ch'i-p'ao used for blouses and dresses?
You might have even watched Mulan, Disney's new animated
film based on a Chinese folk tale. The Chinese Culture has
played an important role in world society, and in China
With such a long
history and old-living civilization, the Culture of
China offers much more than anything or anyone could
possible receive. For any country, and especially China,
it is impossible to explore every little aspect of its
culture. However, this site contains and explains
general areas of the Chinese Culture for you to explore,
the areas that have touched and lived across the world,
the areas that best define China.
The Chinese Culture has
shown that China has become what it is capable of becoming.
And with many many years still laying ahead, will the Culture
of China offer even more?
How China is changing
Hollywood films are increasingly showing the influences of
Chinese cinema, says director Zhang Yimou.
Thanks to his two international hits,
Hero and House Of Flying Daggers, Zhang is one of
China's most high-profile directors.
The particular style of martial art in
these pictures, termed wushu, has cropped up in a number
of US movies - most notably in Quentin Tarantino's Kill
Bill films, he says.