China presented in them is majestic and splendid, often fictional, but at the same time deeply tied to the history. His movies, often portray personal dramas of characters, deeply placed within the historical background. There is not much place in his movies for frivolous and , since most of the time the main protagonists own lifes are at stake or rather at a point of a sword. Bending before the crude necessity of things and Fate even emperors are not safe. As a rule his movies are enriched by a state of art music of Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi that aside from really astonishing set helps you to travel in time.
What is the Chinese Dragon, and what is it made out of?, you may ask.The Chinese Dragon is a kind symbol in Chinese culture. Unlike the fairytale dragons , the ones that burn the castle. Well the Chinese dragon is used in the Chinese culture and in many other things. . The Chinese Dragon has the paws of a tiger, the beard of a goat, the scales of a carp,the belly of a snake,the horns of a deer, the head of a camel, eyes of the devil, the neck of a snake, claws of an eagle, and the ears of an ox.
The second most famous genre with young Chinese people are Soul and R&B in addition to the songs of piano and guitar which is popular in Chinese community. Traditional instruments are used within the music. The main types of Chinese music are, vocal music, Ethnic Han music, Chinese opera, Folk music, Rock, heavy metal and Guangxi, and each one of them has different use and special history. (“Types of Music In China,”) The current purpose of the Chinese music is being performed for entertainments rather than being solely for ceremonies and story telling. If schools or college teach about music appreciation, training and history throughout Southeast Asia it will be an important part of the immigration culture.
1. Background In China, in order to embody the Confucianism (儒家思想), not only the traditional customs, but also the Chinese table manners are used the social estate system and hierarchy as a principle. Most of the ancient Chinese also had various specific requirements while having the meals. Those manners can determine a person’s status, culture deposit and family upbringing. Some manners are based on courtesy and status, as well as the ‘morals’ (品) in ancient Chinese.
The Symbolism of the Chinese Dragon in Ancient and Modern Popular Chinese Culture Chinese Dragons have been symbolic of power and strength all throughout history and continues into present-day. The Chinese Dragon plays a major role in current popular culture and media exploration. Not only can you find them in films such as Disney’s Mulan, but also in artwork, modern and traditional dances, and writings. Chinese Dragons are essential to the culture of modern, traditional, and ancient Chinese society. They are present in many aspects of life from film and festivals to mascots and astrology.
Watching Western movies I can quite often tell the beginning after seeing the very first scene. That’s how a bulk of contemporary Western movies are constructed, while in Chinese movies, script and storytelling are as unpredictable as Chinese culture is still unknown in the West. Contrary to the common belief although, deeply permeated by Chinese culture, the movies are not difficult to understand and although some complimentary knowledge about China won’t do harm, it is not necessary. In a country with such a long history, culture and population as China it is close to impossible to write in detail and lenght about its multitide. Making long story short everybody can find something for himself.
The traditional Chinese cultures have a development process for thousand years, now we are creating another kind of traditional culture especially under the wave of globalization. Although the form of expressing or performing the culture experienced some changes but the basic idea and belief behind rarely changed. To promote Chinese culture we would refer to the essence of Chinese wisdom so the following is actual practicing of different dimensions of Chinese traditions which show the beauty of China. The family concept is the essence of Chinese culture. From ancient China to modern, the idea of family is always associated with love and harmonious which is also the basis of our nation and our country, therefore, I would like to include this
The Chinese food culture Origin of the Chinese food culture, and its relationship to the Chinese culture. How important is food in people’s daily life? It is quite different in the context of race, nation and religion. In China, food plays a significant role in people’s daily lives, not only for its nutritional factor, but also for its cultural connotation. From the words of Guanzi (a book of Chinese philosophical materials collection of Guanzhong), “To the Ruler the people is Heaven; to the people food is Heaven”, (Cheng, 1954) we get a general idea of the political and social value of food in China.
Cui Baogui, a professor at Tsinghua University, ever said in an interview that the tightening grip of censors had affected the attraction of Chinese dramas. Also, in this interview, Zhu Chunyang, a researcher at the Journalism School of the Shanghai-based Fudan University mentions:“ [P]Few Chinese dramas arouse the interests of viewers outside China. Even Chinese viewers are fed up with the narrow-minded themes of the dramas.”(Liu,2007) The strict auditing system is be [del]to blame for the monotonous content like Counter-Japanese War or family ethics. Even the contents [if the content]are [is]positive, after watching for [del]many times, audience can easily get tired of them. What is worse, if a theme of drama becomes popular in China, many shooting companies will follow the trend.