CELEBRATE CHINESE CULTURE is an epic series of books about the different facets of Chinese heritage throughout history. China's modernity cannot be fully understood without looking into its glorious past of milestones in scientific inventions, political exploits and artistic distinction. This series will provide the reader with an insight into one of the world's magnificent civilizations.In this volume, Chinese Folk Customs, we look at folk beliefs in Chinese society, and how they have influenced the practices of the people in all aspects of life: birth, coming-of-age, marriage and death. Globally, Chinese festivals have been the expressions of traditional beliefs and they are also the occasions that keep families together and bind the people as one. Understanding these will help you to appreciate the aspiration and mindset of the Chinese worldwide.Did you know the folk beliefs behind these Chinese customs?* The use of the ubiquitous red colour during the Spring Festival.* Auspicious creatures in Chinese mythology, including the zodiac.* Attractive costumes and housing in various parts of China.Asiapac Books (Singapore) and Foreign Languages Press (Beijing) have collaborated to bring you this comprehensive coverage of various facets of the Chinese society so you can appreciate all things Chinese. Come, let's celebrate!