Chinese culture has its own values. It was formed under the influence of certain religious, mythological and philosophical knowledge.
Architecture. The buildings are characterized by symmetry on both sides – this is a sign of harmony, balance and balance. Large rooms necessarily have courtyards and a large length in width. The decoration of the walls and roofs of the Chinese is also special, which brings its own zest and recognition in architecture. According to Feng Shui, the buildings should be located with the back to the elevated terrain and the front to the water bodies.
Paintings by Chinese artists. Special attention is paid to painting. And today, work is being carried out on silk fabric, bamboo plates. Almost every painting is complemented by the author’s inscription. Mostly nature or portraits are depicted. For pictorial drawings, the theme of everyday life of the Chinese, the streets of cities and small villages is also popular. And today the Chinese depict mythical creatures – demons and dragons.
Calligraphy is also considered a real art here. To master it, it is not enough just to study hieroglyphs and know the correctness of their spelling. It is important to know both the speed of application of each line, and the pressure of the brush. Calligraphy is not only an art, it is a way of meditation. At the time of drawing the symbols, a person should be in a good mood, getting rid of bad thoughts and fuss.
Feng shui is a special science, the knowledge of which helps to live in a balanced and systematized world. To study it, you need to know the correct location of objects in your home, office. Houses are built not only taking into account the rules of Feng Shui, but also taking into account safety (for example, earthquakes are not uncommon here).
Chinese music may not seem ordinary. The whole reason is that they do not have 7 ordinary notes, but 5 or 13. Most of all local musicians play stringed and bowed-stringed instruments. The most popular is banhu, whose music is compared to a violin.
The types of Chinese literature in the modern world have not changed much. From poetry, love lyrics, poetry on religious and philosophical themes, parable poems and landscape lyrics have remained popular. Less popular is the literature on Confucianism and panegyrics (words of poetry that glorify the ruler and the state).
A special part of Chinese culture is cooking. It began to develop in the Neolithic period. Over time, the dishes began to be divided depending on who would eat them: the common population, the emperor or people close to him. The cuisine here is peculiar, and for some tourists it will seem strange, because they eat beetles, animals (including dogs and cats). In total, there are 8 types of modern cuisine on the territory of modern China, but there are also cuisines of Chinese diasporas. Products that are most often used for cooking Chinese dishes: rice, noodles, soy and dishes or spices from it, vegetables (Peking cabbage, legumes, celery, lettuce). They really like to experiment with spices and sauces. Ducks, chickens, pork, beef, seafood are consumed from meat.