Chinese Culture

Information about cultural topics and events, China-related news, and personal stories

The purpose of this section of The China Guru is to celebrate Chinese culture, both ancient and modern. I’ll provide information about major topics of interest, cultural events, China-related news, and my personal experiences as a student of Chinese culture and frequent traveler to China.

Topics that I’ll be writing about include the following: history, cuisine and tea, holidays, customs, literature, art and calligraphy, cinema, music, martial arts and sports, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. For information about the Chinese language (Mandarin in particular), see the Language section of the site.

As a resident of San Antonio, Texas (returning to my hometown after 20 years in the Bay Area), I’ll have a particular focus on the Chinese cultural experiences available in San Antonio. See the Chinese Community in San Antonio page for details.