Category Archives: Chinese Culture

Foo Dogs are Ancient Guardians

If you have ever walked in to a Buddhist temple or Chinese imperial palace, you probably noticed two menacing statues standing near the doorway, guarding the entrance. These statues are known as foo dogs or guardian lions and their imagery is extremely common within Chinese historical architecture. Foo dogs take their name from the Chinese [...]

Strategic Chinese Chess

Chinese chess is a game of strategy played by two opponents. The game is known in Chinese as xiangqi. Xiangqi is a two-player board game similar to Western chess and is one of the most popular strategy board games in the world. In recent times, Chinese chess has become more popular in the West. English [...]