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Emperor the sovereign ruler of an empire who unites and rules over many lands
Festival a day or season of celebration, especially religious, observed by feasting, ceremonies, or other observances
Han the native ethnic group of China and the largest ethnic group in the world at roughly 1.2 billion)
Mandarin 1) a court official of the Chinese Empire; 2) Standard Mandarin, the dialect spoken in Beijing (the "language of officials”); 3) the large family of dialects related to Standard Mandarin, spoken across northern and southwestern China
Martial arts (1) Oriental systems or traditions of training for hand-to-hand combat without weapons. There are numerous varieties and styles, but common features include systematic techniques, competitive sparring (practice fights), and formal routines (katas).
Martial arts (2) Some are intimately connected with a particular spiritual tradition or with a set code of honor
Paddy a plot of land flooded by means of irrigation and used for growing rice or other plants that grow in water
Population the number inhabitants in a given place
Porcelain a hard, fine-grained, ceramic ware formed by firing clay at low temperatures, glazing, and re-firing at very high temperatures. It is also known as "china," for its birthplace
Symbol something (often an image, icon, written character, or design) used to represent something else; often, a physical object representing something intangible; an emblem, token, or sign
Acupuncture (1) the procedure of inserting thin needles into various points on the body along the "meridians" of the flow of gi (or, according to other theories, at the sites of peripheral nerves) for therapeutic purposes.
Acupuncture (2) Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. However, the effectiveness of acupuncture has not yet been proven to the satisfaction of Western medical science
Ancestry family descent; lineage; ancestors considered as a group
Astrology the study of the positions of stars and planets in the belief that they influence (or reflect) the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs. It is considered a pseudoscience or superstition by the scientific community
Calligraphy (from the Greek kallos-graphe, “beauty-writing") decorative handwriting, usually in a script (as opposed to angular letters), and often accomplished, especially in the East, by means of a brush
Cultural revolution a period of widespread social and political upheaval in the People's Republic of China between 1966 and 1976, resulting in nation-wide chaos and economic disorder, instigated by Chairman Mao against the upper class
Hmong a minority ethnic group (4-5 million) of Southeast Asia who, beginning in the eighteenth century, migrated from southern China to northern Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Burma/Myanmar
Kung Fu Chinese martial art that focuses on striking an opponent's pressure points with smooth jabs and kicks
Rickshaw a two-wheeled carriage pulled by a human runner or biker, first appearing in Japan around 1868
Tai Chi Chinese martial art and meditative exercise. It is known for balance, stretching, and methodical movements
Zodiac the twelve constellational signs that divide the sun's path across the sky and the solar year into twelve equal portions. It was described by the magi of ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Israel, and plays a central role in the study of astrology
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