The Splendid Chinese Culture

Chinese Wedding Customs


The Chinese regard marriage as one of life’s most important events; a wedding is the most solemn ceremony in which one can participate. A new family is formed by the marriage ritual, and ties between the bride’s family and the groom’s are also established. Furthermore, different circles of friends and relatives intermingle and social networks are rebuilt. Marriage culture has been constantly enriched and transformed through dynastic changes, production and growth, and relations between ethnic groups.


Clothing in Ancient China


The origin of Chinese clothing goes back to remote antiquity. Archaeological discoveries have shown that from the late Paleolithic to the early Neolithic periods, the Upper Cave hominids who lived at Zhoukoudian in Beijing (ca. 18,000 years BP) used bone needles. These discoveries indicate that humans could make clothing by sewing animal skins together.

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