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A Street Artist in China

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This 21-year-old "foot artist" earns a living in the streets of Beijing...

Destinations: China | Beijing
Topics: People | Art

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Red Envelopes

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

Children's pockets bulge with a windfall of shiny, red envelopes. Each envelope is a gift; the glossy, red paper and golden designs symbolize hope for happiness in the new year. Open them later to...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Chinese Calligraphy

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters with a brush. Calligraphers have to follow strict rules. Each character requires a certain number of brush strokes written in a specific...

Destinations: China | Beijing
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Celebrating Chinese New Year - New Year's Traditions

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

For a fresh start in the new year, families spend the last days of the old year sweeping floors, cutting hair, washing old clothes and buying new clothes. Red banners painted with hopeful poems...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Flowers & Plants

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

To bring the sweet scent of spring inside, families visit the flower market on the day before the new year. Pretty branches of plum blossoms, which symbolize perseverance, are arranged with strong,...

Destinations: China | Beijing
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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Brush Painting

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

Chinese brush paintings decorate each page of this book. If you look closely, you will see the painter's strokes. This style of painting has been practiced in China for over 6,000 years. Traditional...

Destinations: China | Beijing
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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Tray of Happiness

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

A tray full of happiness sits by the door, ready to share with visitors. Sweet dried fruits like candied melon, lychee nuts, kumquats, longan and coconut sit beside salty, dyed red melon seeds, lotus...

Destinations: China | Beijing
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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Lion Dance

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

The shimmering, frolicking Lion Dance banishes last year's troubles and welcomes the new year's promises. As one person hoists the lion's head, and another moves with the body and tail, the lion...

Destinations: China | Beijing
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Celebrating Chinese New Year - Introduction

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

"Hiss!" and "Pop!" snap the firecrackers! "Boom!" says the drum to the Lion Dancer. Chinese New Year is here! Aunties and uncles have come from the city. Cousins visit from nearby towns. Everyone...

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