China Quiz Index
Writing charactersThe art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy.
Good women of China A rather distressing account of the treatment of women in China and how they have coped with adversity. Xinran gives an absorbing and understanding retelling of women who have suffered in China from 1949 to the present day. The books comes out of Xinran's time as a radio broadcaster when women were able to phone in with their experiences of life. Although the situation may have improved somewhat, the lack of female political leaders indicates that some deep seated negative attitudes still exist. The book offers a rare insight into the lives of ordinary women in China. More details...
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How well do you know China? Test your knowledge with our wide range of quizzes. Our
quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of China and all things Chinese. We plan to add more quizzes, so send your comments and feedback for subjects you would like us to cover. All the questions have their answer somewhere on this web site. The order of questions and possible answers are different each time you take the test. Most people find these quizzes pretty tough so don't be discouraged. The picture quizzes ask you to identify well known landmarks in China.
Mercury magicFrom ancient times the sulfide of mercury cinnabar has been considered magical. When heated liquid mercury is created and so it has been considered a substance for transformation including mortal to immortal. Cinnabar was used to give the red color to the wax on seals used on paintings and documents.
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