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The Dream of the Red Mansions, written by the Qing-dynasty novelist Cao Xueqin, has exerted a great impact on China as well as on the world. The storyline of the novel is the love tragedy between Jia Baoyu and Lin Daiyu, by which the rise and fall of the four families of Jia, Shi, Wang and Xue are unfolded, hidden reasons of the decline of the feudal society were uncovered, and the demand for the freedom of individuality and the equality of human rights was reflected. As a protagonist in the Dream of the Red Mansions, Jia Baoyu led a comfortable and luxurious life, but yearned for an unconstrained life. He disdained promotion
through imperial examinations, and the pursuit of fame and fortune. He fell in love with Lin Daiyu, a girl with a rebellious personality, which foretells the doomed tragic ending of their love affair.
Wushu enjoys a long history and great popularity in China. In the past, Wushu was developed for the sake of military training and physical well-being. Wushu was seen as crucial to a soldier’s survival in the time of hand-to-hand combat. Today, military function has faded and it has been organized and systematized into a formal branch of study in the performance arts by the Chinese, while it’s physical welfare and athletic functions become dominant. Hence Wushu is popular among the whole nation of China, practiced by men and women, young and old alike. Today many people practice Wushu to pursue health, defense skills, mental discipline, entertainment and competition.
In China, a gift is necessary when visiting a family. But it is not so complex. Usually, flowers, common fruits and food are okay. As for alcohol, you had better check whether the host enjoys it. During lunch time, hosts will ask you to have more food or alcohol. If you do not want to disappoint them, you can have a little more according to your situation. If you are truly full, you had better refuse directly, otherwise, the hospitable hosts will continue to refill your bowl.