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Yongding tulou: living fossils
Yongding tulou: living fossils

Tulou, or earth buildings, are a unique type of residential building built on the mountains of west Fujian Province.

Ancestral halls: windows into Hakka culture
Ancestral halls: windows into Hakka culture

A well-preserved ancestral hall named “shoushan” in Meizhou City The Hakka people represents a unique branch of the …

The role of Chinese characters in cultural preservation
The role of Chinese characters in cultural preservation

The shapes of Chinese character carry cultural information. In addition to their regular function of recording linguistic symbol…

Cultural context crucial to translation
Cultural context crucial to translation

Cultural context will dictate how to eat properly and with respect. Cultural context is crucial to understanding languages, and …

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