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To begin our journey, we must first define the five necessities of Ancient Chinese Culture and Traditions. These five elements build up the foundation of Chinese society, tradition, and beliefs today. Click below to read each necessity in detail.

  1. Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Housing
  4. Transportation
  5. Education

These five necessities are important to all societies, and different to all cultures; the Chinese culture being the most unique of them all.


"The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them." -Confucius

"To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right."  -Confucius

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