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Wong Tai Sin: From Shepherd to a Cultural Ambassador
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-09-13

The legend of Wong Tai Sin (aka Huang Daxian in Mandarin) has been circulated since Jin Dynasty (266-420) and has a history of more than 1,600 years. The folk literature, poetry and calligraphy, and local customs about Wong, all these intangible cultural heritages, are collectively referred to as the “Wong Tai Sin culture.”

In June 2007, Jinhua’s “Huang Daxian Legend” was listed in Zhejiang Intangible Cultural Heritage. In June 2008, it was also listed in the second batch of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The earliest biography of Wong was from Ge Hong (284-364) in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Ge, from Danyang Jurong (now Zhenjiang in Jiangsu ...


Bright Future for Jinhua Homestay
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-09-09

From August 10-24, the 8th session of the Jinhua Homestay project was held at Jinhua Mountain, attracting 38 international students from 13 countries to experience traditional Chinese culture.

The 15-day event built a platform for communication between Chinese and international youth. The program allows Jinhua to display its contributions to the world, while also enabling international students to experience the charm of Jinhua and deepen their understanding of Jinhua's economy and culture.

On the morning of August 23, a special exhibition was held in Lutian Village, featuring documentaries and photographs taken by participants to show ...


16 Volunteers Invited to Session 8 of Jinhua Homestay 2019
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-07-22

While our outstanding participants of Jinhua Homestay 2019 are getting ready for the next session (August 10-24), we are actively getting everything ready for their arrival.

An integral part of our project is our volunteers. Most of the volunteers are Chinese students who work hard to improve their English skills along with their professional skills. They are passionate about their own culture and want to help our participants get better experience of living in a historical village and learning about a new culture.

Our volunteers are looking forward to this amazing opportunity to make new friends from all over the world!

We hope you come here with an open mind, open heart, open will, and leave with many unforgettable memories and rich knowledge of Chinese culture!

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Jinhua Ranks 5th in “Foodie Index”
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-06-27

Nowadays, local specialties have become an important reference for travelers. A few days ago, a 2019 Mainland China City Foodie Index ignited Jinhua citizens’ interest. The “foodie index” refers to the convenience and accessibility of the cuisine industry in a city. In this list Jinhua ranks fifth, following cities with famous local specialties: Chongqing, Shenzhen, Bijie, and Chengdu.

Jinzi, from Yiwu, said that since last year one of his favorite pastimes on the weekend is to visit Jinhua and try local foods with a group of friends. “Crayfish is my favorite. Many times, we found some small restaurants that ...


A Global Village in Yiwu
Nataliia Litvinova, 2019-05-07

Lizu Village is located in the northwestern part of Yiwu. It is notable for its striking views of natural beauty and traditional Chinese buildings. The village is surrounded by a series of connected mountains, and has nurtured many large old trees that unwittingly cast their shade over the white walls, dark green tiles and footpaths in the fields. These distinctive landscape features jointly give the visitors a feeling of living in a tranquil Chinese painting.

The surrounding scenic landscapes are already popular tourist attractions in Yiwu. To the northeast of Lizu Village lies Desheng Rocks, while the crouching lion rocks situate to its north, Qizhai ridges to its west, ...