The study of customs practiced in ancient China helps us to understand the lifestyle of the Chinese and gives us an insight into the conservative nature of society then. As work filled their days throughout the year, observation of these customs allowed all members of a Chinese family to celebrate and spend time together. Beautiful line drawings serve as a visual reference to these customs as well as record a way of life that is fast disappearing in China. This illuminating book serves to deepen one's understanding of Chinese culture by revealing the origins and practices of these fascinating traditional customs. Discover interesting facts such as: -how the dragon boat race was started; -what form of soccer was played during the Tang dynasty; -which custom originated from the story of the cowherd and the weaver.
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