Mazu, the most respected sea goddess in China's coastal areas, especially in the southeast and Taiwan islands, is believed to be able to predict the weather, helping fishermen avoid sea disasters and salvage shipwrecks.
Southeastern Asia students from Jinan University joined a reading salon in the Memorial Museum of Generalissimo Sun Yat-sen’s Mansion last Sat. afternoon, studying The Three Kingdoms through cigarette cards.
What happens when foreigners come face-to-face with Chinese folk culture? After having their interest piqued by the legendary figure Boluo, six foreigners from different countries gathered together to visit the Nanhai God Temple in Huangpu on Friday.
The Boluo Chicken is a local chicken-shaped handicraft made from clay, bamboo, paddy stalks and colorful chicken feathers. It has also led to a Cantonese pun referring free loading on other people's food, money or other things.
The story begins with the Roman Empire over 2,000 years ago, where people planted flowers to use for food or medicine, not just to appreciate their beauty. The peach blossom, along with its fruit, is part of this tale.
Chinese Pidgin English appeared in 1730s. It mixed together Portuguese, English, Malay, and other vocabulary with a syntax close to Chinese to create a business language of intercultural communication.
Lifeofguangzhou.com picks some of the best Cantonese-style souvenirs for you – including those famous pieces as well as lighter and and comparatively cheap items but still with that defining Cantonese character.