Chinese culture

One Grain At A Time: Celebrating National Rice Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:43-05:00September 19th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Dining, global competency, India, Observances - Monthly & Daily, South Korea, Thailand|

September is National Rice Month celebrating the harvest of rice, a staple consumed by nearly half of the world’s population. Rice consumption is especially strong in Asian and African countries, however is also common in the Americas. Rice has important social, religious, and cultural significance around the world. If you’re traveling abroad during National Rice [...]

12 Lucky Wedding Traditions for Around the World

By |2018-10-11T14:54:46-05:00July 21st, 2017|Africa, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Germany, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Lifestyle, Thailand, Wedding|

Whether you’ve planned a traditional June ceremony, a winter wedding, or are taking your chances with a July matrimony, consider one of these traditions for a stroke of luck on your special day!

Celebrating Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Day

By |2018-10-11T14:54:47-05:00June 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Traditions, Hong Kong, Intercultural, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics|

Handover Day is also a time of social activism, with thousands of citizens gathering to rally for their rights. Originally organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, the causes behind this yearly march have been numerous, but the overarching theme is universal suffrage.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Legends & Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Legends and Myths|

On January 28th, 2017, families worldwide will celebrate the new year with traditions rooted in ancient myth and historic practice.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Traditions and Taboos

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59-05:00January 22nd, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Hong Kong, International Holidays|

How Chinese New Year varies from Gregorian calendar New Year and how to avoid etiquette faux pas.

Meeting and Greeting in China

By |2018-10-11T14:55:19-05:00October 22nd, 2012|China, International Travel Tips|

The City of Beijing has changed immeasurably. The days of the bicycle are long gone, replaced by considerably more automobiles than was the case when I last visited China in 1989. My second trip to the Great Wall was as enjoyable as the first. Construction on the 2,480-mile long fortifications began in the 5th century [...]

Sharon Schweitzer Returns to China

By |2018-10-11T14:55:19-05:00October 15th, 2012|China, International Travel Tips|

China is a country with 5,000 years of rich history and culture. It also offers a varied cuisine comprising of eight culinary traditions, each with their distinctive approaches and dishes: Anhui – spicy & salty, with liberal use of local produce like bamboo and mushrooms. Guangdong – includes dim sum, which means “touch your heart” [...]