An Inheritance ofTradition

We are living in a fast-changing world where the concept of tradition is becoming more and more blurred. In part, this is due to the forces of globalization, but some of this also represents progress towards a more equal world. My original intention in writing this book, first published in Chinese, was to capture this beautiful culture that has survived thousands of years to this very day, and to present it in a concise and attractive way that does justice to the intricate way of Chinese living, so that our children and future generations will have a way to remember their incredible inheritance.

Now, with the English translation of “The Art of Chinese Living” available, I hope that my work will contribute to establishing mutual understanding between East and West, and help promote a healthy exchange of ideas and appreciation of culture in today’s dynamic world.

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We are living in a fast-changing world where the concept of tradition is becoming more and more blurred. In part, this is due to the forces of globalization, but some of this also represents progress towards a more equal world. My original intention in writing this book, first published in Chinese, was to capture this beautiful culture that has survived thousands of years to this very day, and to present it in a concise and attractive way that does justice to the intricate way of Chinese living, so that our children and future generations will have a way to remember their incredible inheritance.

Now, with the English translation of “The Art of Chinese Living” available, I hope that my work will contribute to establishing mutual understanding between East and West, and help promote a healthy exchange of ideas and appreciation of culture in today’s dynamic world.

Arts and Crafts

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Introduction

Of all the words that I know, the one I am drawn to most is jia, which means ‘home’ in Chinese. For me, this word not only embodies the shelter that enables our growth and upbringing, but it also represents the cornerstone of wisdom and culture. When jia is combined with another word, chuan,

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An Inheritance ofTradition

“Art of Chinese Living” is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve traditional culture and foster family harmony.
The author hope that The Art of Chinese Living will resonate with you and inspire you to create your own “inheritance of tradition.”

Xiang Yao

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