Tuesday, February 19, 2008

China's Rice Culture


For a thousand of years, rice has sculpted much of Chinese culture. The Chinese have been industriously nurturing their land. Blood and sweat and tears have been invested by these diligent people in their aim to get good harvests. With their dedication and hard work in agriculture, China has now achieved several accounts for its stable rural essence.

In countless folktales, rice is enjoyed by gods and mortals alike, and it is considered by many to be the only grain that can link the heavens with the earth. Such beliefs have inspired numerous festivals, rituals and traditions. Many of which are nearly requisite occurrences wherever rice crops are planted. The green, terraced patties that cultivate this grain often hold both cultural and spiritual significance, even among those for whom rice is an everyday sight and source of living. And although effectiveness is not scientifically proven, rice is believed by some to have powerful medicinal properties.

8 comments:

  1. The Chinese have proved their might in agriculture and trading. no doubt many of the rich today are chinese.
    Wilma Lowe

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  2. Much like other Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines who give big importance to their rice culture. Just try observe, it is essential to their everyday lives.

    Elizabeth Adams

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  3. that's why there is the great wall of china. because chinese are great.
    -Rose Jimenez

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  4. I believe rice is a staple food in China and most of the Asian countries too. Frank Eriksen

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  5. its common all over asia. A lot of myths and stories about rice could be found in many asian cultures.

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  6. yeah, rice in the east. wheat and cereals in the west.

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  7. Bernice DaughertyMay 3, 2009 at 11:57 PM

    Chinese are tough workers. they work from dawn till dusk -- as an effect, they are one great race!

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  8. No matter why they are so damn rich. That goes back to the Chinese people's hardwork.

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