The Retreat of the Elephants

Is written and published in 2004 by a well-known Australian professor – Mark Elvin, who specialized in Chinese economic, cultural and environmental history. Chinese environmental history is comparatively tardy not only to the development of other categories of Chinese historiography but also to the western environmental history. Mark Elvin has given out a relatively concrete … Read more

Traditional Chinese Wedding Customs

Introduction The following summary of traditional Chinese wedding customs was prepared in response to questions from visitors to this site. It is by no means a scholarly work, nor does the author claim any special expertise. Moreover, there were variations across China’s vast expanse – from region to region and even village to village. Presumably, … Read more

Danish and Chinese family’s traditions

For my final project, I have decided to write a short story comparing the Danish family life with the Chinese family life. My idea was inspired by a book called East Meets West, it is a book written by a graphic artist Yang Liu. At the age of 13, she moved from Beijing to Berlin. … Read more