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Qingming Jie – Chinese Spring Festival

By |2019-04-05T06:13:51-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Along the River During Qingming Festival (Song Dynasty, 1100s AD) What is Qingming Jie? Like Chinese New Year, Qingming Jie is a Chinese spring festival marking the beginning of spring plowing and planting. Chinese New Year More Chinese religion All our Ancient China articles When did Qingming Jie start? By the end of [...]

What was the religion of ancient China?

By |2018-10-06T20:36:58-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|

Ancient China religion: Han dynasty animal sacrifice (ca. 200 BC-200 AD) China's ancestor worship In the Shang Dynasty (about 2000 BC), the earliest period we know much about, people in China worshipped a lot of different gods - weather gods and sky gods, and also a higher god who ruled over the other gods, [...]

Chinese family: Ancestors and parents

By |2019-06-06T06:36:02-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, People|

Chinese family: A model of a house (China, ca. 100 AD) Were families important in ancient China? Most people in ancient and medieval China thought families were very important. Kids often lived not just with their parents, but also with their grandparents, their aunts and uncles, and their cousins. Richer people also lived [...]