One of the most distinctive features of Chinese culture is the great variety of unique festivals that has evolved over the course of China's long history. Chinese festivals are deeply rooted in popular tradition and despite China's many changes they remain firmly established as part of the country's vibrant culture. Chinese Festivals introduces a representative selection of these celebrated traditions with full color illustrations, providing a flavor of the diversity and development of traditional Chinese culture.
About the Author
Wei Liming was born in Beijing in 1950. She has worked for the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and written for Beijing Review magazine. She has published widely on the subject of Chinese culture and China's ancient civilization.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Traditional festivals; 2. Statutory festivals; 3. Festivals of the Chinese people; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.