Cantonese Culture and Language

Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments

Traditional Musical Instruments Ancient Chinese believed music cleansed people’s minds.  There were around 70 types of traditional musical instruments.  The instruments were a string, wind, and percussion. These are ten of the most common traditional instruments. Xun The xun is one of the oldest musical instruments.  It is older than 7,000 years.  People first used …

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Top Chinese Movies, Baby Names, Books, and the Chinese Zodiac for Kids!!!

Top Chinese Baby Names             Ah-lam                  like an orchid             An                          Peace            Angua                     Peaceful Country            Anmang                 Peaceful …

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Chinese Ancient History: Dynasty’s for Kids

Early China & Xia Dynasty-10,000 BCE to 1500 BCE: Around 10,000 BCE the Chinese civilization began. There was a group called the Yangshao (yahng show) settled near the Huang He River. About 3,000 BCE, another farming group emerged, the Lungshan farming group. The Lungshan were very advanced for their time. They harvested silk and used …

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Chinese fun facts – gift giving, lucky number 8, unlucky 4

Gift giving can be a very hard activity in China! To begin with, gifts might not be accepted but this doesn’t mean that others don’t want them, it’s just that some people think that a gift should be refused three times before being accepted. Scissors, knives and anything else that could be used for cutting …

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