Our country is an old country with about five thousand years history so it has been attracting so many foreign tourists or students to come here to explore our history. Unlike other countries, China has experienced many dynasties and its culture has spread home and abroad . In terms of character, it has developed so much that we can hardly grasp every one of them though we are Chinese, let alone foreigners. So this has made so many foreigners much interested in it . Chinese Kun-fu is also impressive in the world .
Chinese Traditional Cultural Proverbs
Today I read an article about our ancestors Yao, Shun and Yu. Maybe everybody knowsthis story but I will try my best to write it in English. We may read that Yao, Shun and Yu werethe first three great kings in China’s remotepast. And they all made great influence onChinese history. So for thousands of yearsafter, all the people hope that they can havesuch kings in our country and the courtofficials would yearn for yet never get toserve monarchs such as them. As we knowvery little about them apart from legend, wecan only speculate that they were probablytribal chieftains during the transitional periodfrom primitive to slave society. It is said that Yao was a descendent of Emperor Huang. And historical recordsportray him as being open-minded asthe sky and as wise as the gods. Peopleloved him in the way sunflowers turned tothe sun and longed to see him like dryland thirsting for rain and clouds. Sucha ruler could not incur human dissent,but then an immense flood, of a scaleno smaller than that described in theBible, deluged the country. King Yaoappointed Gun to harness the flood.For nine years, Gun did all he could tostop the waters from running amok,but without success. King Yao grew fatigued after 70 yearsas monarch. He transferred power toShun, rather than his morally corrupt son.The father did not want “the people to sufferin order to benefit his son.” King Yao didn’tmake the decision imprudently: He hadobserved Shun in every aspect, evenmarrying his two daughters to Shun so asto gain a closer understanding of his moralcharacter. Shun lived up to Yao’s expectationsby accomplishing many of Yao’s hoped-forobjectives, amongst which was the tamingof the great flood. Upon taking office, King Shun killed Gun forhis dereliction, and placed Gun’s son Yu incharge of tackling the floods. Drawing lessonsfrom his father, Yu resorted to diverting, ratherthan blocking, the waters. He joined the peoplein this hard work and didn’t take time to visit hisfamily for 13 years, even though he had topass by his home three times during thatperiod. He became a hero of the peopleand was chosen by Shun as his successor.But Yu didn’t follow Yao and Shun in thisrespect and he gave the throne to his son Qi.And Yu initiated the beginning of “ruling thecountry as family property” which was to lastfor thousands of years on Chinese history.And this is the story about Yao, Shun and Yuand I hope that you can enjoy it.
The Chinese people, in their drinking of tea, place much significance on the act of “savoring.” “Savoring tea” is not only a way to discern good tea from mediocre tea, but also how people take delight in their reverie and in tea-drinking itself. Snatching a bit of leisure from a busy schedule, making a kettle of strong tea, securing a serene space, and serving and drinking tea by yourself can help banish fatigue and frustration, improve your thinking ability and inspire you with enthusiasm. You may also imbibe it slowly in small sips to appreciate the subtle allure of tea-drinking, until your spirits soar up and up into a sublime aesthetic realm. Buildings, gardens, ornaments and tea sets are the elements that form the ambience for savoring tea. A tranquil, refreshing, comfortable and neat locale is certainly desirable for drinking tea. Chinese gardens are well known in the world and beautiful Chinese landscapes are too numerous to count. Teahouses tucked away in gardens and nestled beside the natural beauty of mountains and rivers are enchanting places of repose for people to rest and recreate themselves. China is a country with a time-honored civilization and a land of ceremony and decorum. Whenever guests visit, it is necessary to make and serve tea to them. Before serving tea, you may ask them for their preferences as to what kind of tea they fancy and serve them the tea in the most appropriate teacups. In the course of serving tea, the host should take careful note of how much water is remaining in the cups and in the kettle. Usually, if the tea is made in a teacup, boiling water should be added after half of the cup has been consumed; and thus the cup is kept filled so that the tea retains the same bouquet and remains pleasantly warm throughout the entire course of tea-drinking. Snacks, sweets and other dishes may be served at tea time to complement the fragrance of the tea and to allay one’s hunger.
As a man sows, so he shall reap.
A single flower does not make a spring.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
A bad thing never dies.
A bad workman always blames his tools.
A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush.
A boaster and a liar are cousins-german.
A bully is always a coward.
A burden of one’s choice is not felt.
A candle lights others and consumes itself.
A cat has 9 lives.
A cat may look at a king.
A close mouth catches no flies.
A constant guest is never welcome.
Actions speak louder than words.
Adversity leads to prosperity.
Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
A fair death honors the whole life.
A faithful friend is hard to find.
A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.
A fox may grow gray, but never good.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A friend is easier lost than found.
A friend is never known till a man has need.
A friend without faults will never be found.
‘After you’ is good manners.
A good beginning is half done.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good book is a good friend.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
A good conscience is a soft pillow.
A good fame is better than a good face.
A good husband makes a good wife.
A good medicine tastes bitter.
A good wife health is a man’s best wealth.
A great talker is a great liar.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
A joke never gains an enemy but loses a friend.
A leopard cannot change its spots.
A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
A light heart lives long.
A little body often harbors a great soul.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A little pot is soon hot.
All are brave when the enemy flies.
All good things come to an end.
All rivers run into sea.
All roads lead to Rome.
All that ends well is well.
All that glitters is not gold.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
A man becomes learned by asking questions.
A man can do no more than he can.
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.
A man is known by his friends.
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
A man without money is no man at all.
A merry heart goes all the way.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A mother’s love never changes.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
A new broom sweeps clean.
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
An old dog cannot learn new tricks.
An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
As a man sows, so he shall reap.
A single flower does not make a spring.
The information revolution, the development of mass media and the achievements in science and technology have doubtlessly ushered us in a rapidly progressing society, where we may have no time to talk about our traditional culture. In the city, no one can escape from the fast pace.
We eat the popularized fast food and enjoy the popularized “fast food” culture. Since we get so used to such fast things that many traditional things have been neglected, some people believe that the traditional culture will gradually be lost, but I think it will never be lost.
Although entertainments are in abundance nowadays, traditional cultures still continue to dominate.
We still regard going to a concert as a luxury. Many classic books touch a string from generation to generation in spite of time and space.
And we are still moved by the inspirational spirits of our great ancestors.Traditional festivals remind us of our disposition to the traditional culture. Our relief in traditional culture gets ready to revive at any time.
To some traditional cultures that are on decline, we have taken active measures to conserve them. Experts have come up with proper advice on protecting such cultures. Many volunteers have dedicated themselves to studying them. First and foremost,more and more people have discerned the importance of the traditional culture. Therefore, we are sure that our efforts will lead to a brilliant future.
If a culture wants to gain an eternal life, it should change itself to cater to the people in its age. So does our traditional culture. Traditional cultures adhering to modern means appear rigorous. For example, we make CDs for classic music so that it can not only meet modern needs but also spread further and more successfully in the modern world. The appearance of traditional culture changes, but the essence will never change and will be well accepted.
There is no need to worry about whether our traditional culture will be lost. It is an important heritage of the whole human race. No culture, no mankind. We cherish the traditional culture as we cherish our blood in our body. The traditional culture lies in life, forever continuing.
While advocating learning holiness hero, while reminding against evil villain, I and the traditional culture . Just finished all kinds of models of deeds, is one after another of the anti-theft door advertising. As ordinary people can not be a hero, but also do not want to lose money or life, they can always be vigilant: don’t let strangers into your home, do not eat a stranger things, do not accept strangers help and so on. In this way, when we look at the world with the watchful eyes of others at the same time, they are constantly being vigilant eye monitoring. We are so helpless to live in a (assumed) “villain” in the world. Therefore, while in Switzerland, I take the bus that no one ticket, when I was in Japan to back the hotel to find without rounds, my heart good and a wave of emotion. I experience the dignity of the human capital, to experience the pleasure of a gentleman. How long it takes to enter such a person and person of the age, how long before we can not press the security doors and windows, I can not predict. But relatively speaking, the Chinese people have been able to travel in the air, in the food and beverage shopping, enjoy the standardization of professional ethics service. This gives us hope that down to earth the construction of professional ethics, is being extended to other areas of Changde, to enhance the moral level of our entire nation. Of course, I know, even so, we have to go the road is still long and long. Chinese traditional virtue, is often the opposite of modern Changde The reason I emphasize the enormity of Changde building, is because it is a “innovation project of our nation, Chinese traditional culture lack of support of modern Changde ethical elements: a number of the so-called traditional virtue, in the practice of modern life and Changde specification is exactly the opposite or reverse; and as the core elements of modern Changde reason is the scarcity of traditional moral. This involves the re understanding and evaluation of traditional morality, especially the Confucian ethics. Due to the limited space and the theme, the only briefly described. For a long time, we to Confucian ethics is the core of the traditional moral take attitude is divided into two parts, that can develop the useful and discard the useless of the feudal dross, inherit the essence of virtue and ignore the essential difference between Confucian ethics and modern morality. The author believes that the Confucian ethical code and to holiness (“Kejifuli, the world qui Nhon”) as advertised in the feudal ethics system, part of the specification can certainly be modern family ethics inherited, but it is difficult to directly transferable to modern moral system, not as the Changde specification. Here, of course, the need to avoid the trap of symbols, not, as some scholars that the traditional conscience, honesty, integrity, such as benevolence concept Abstract brought, giving its modern meaning, then talk about the Confucian contemporary significance, known as “virtue ethics”, “has the universal significance of the spirit of humanity,” and so on. We must discuss the negative effect of the traditional virtue of the traditional connotation of the traditional virtues, For example, the integrity of it. In the Confucian culture, the honest person, the sage of the book, the believer, the gentleman of virtue. The problem is that integrity as the Confucian ethics, just obey the filial piety and righteousness the Gangchang ethics, in “Liuqin” or “cardinal for consolidation differential social structure. In other words, within the human relations and family relations, Chinese is honest, no nonsense letter being bullied sin Mo Dayan. But leaving specific relationships, except “deception” Liuqin strangers, are not subject to moral condemnation. Since the Ming Enpu in China, Westerners are found Chinese lack of integrity of the quality”. Some people think that it belongs to vilify the image of the colonial discourse. As a matter of fact, this is in the credibility of the alternative performance: because in the eyes of the people cheat “foreign devil” that don’t make promises. This is love “good faith”, is clearly contrary to the integrity of modern Changde. As mentioned earlier, Chinese people all sorts of partiality dishonesty perverting the law was thus obtained moral asylum — for example, to their loved ones to reveal details of a case that is “integrity”?? Of course, this is not the new, Liang Qichao had found Chinese “morality”, “almost que partial to private” phenomenon. Only if according to the definition of he “refers to all immune to those of private morality”, China is “morality” is not available, because once you get into the public domain, the Chinese people is difficult to “possess”. For example, when a unit of collective go by car, everyone is a gentleman, you fear to each other. But when these people were strangers when traveling, the gentleman is all gone, everyone rushed to grab a seat, afraid of falling behind. A more typical example is a farmer. Once the farmers leave the local folks, the moral restraint almost all fail, in the citizen and unruly dual identity free conversion no obstacles. As long as rabbits do not eat grass Waterloo, not to mention the thief small touch on counterfeiting the is traffickers ocean thief back to village, is not subject to moral condemnation. Therefore, strictly speaking, Chinese people have only an existence in human relations in the “de” (patriarchal ethics). This group of “de” in love relationship, magnificent, love endless, infinite friendship. But this kind of love, friendship is different between inside and outside edge bounded. “The book of Rites” cloud: “kiss in three to five, five to nine…… And close to finish”. Close to both ends, love is the end, the moral that failure. Ming Enpu has written hundreds of years ago the real moral situation: a person in distress, they watch. Lu Xun was also on the behavior of Chinese spectators indifference, expressed great indignation. And today, the Chinese people “progress”