The phrase Huá Bù 華埠 is also used to describe the same area).

The vast majority of Han Chinese – over 1.2 billion of them – live in areas under the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC), where they constitute about 92% of its population.

chinese dating practices-3

In their different ways most Chinese have shown themselves to be concerned primarily with the human person and society.

In a predominantly rural country, this has manifested itself in a concern for the land and its prosperity.

which succeeded the short-lived Qin dynasty, and is historically considered to be the first golden age of China's Imperial era due to the power and influence it projected over much of Asia.

As a result of the dynasty's prominence in inter-ethnic and pre-modern international matters, many Chinese began identifying themselves as the "people of Han" (Chinese: The Han dynasty's founding emperor, Liu Bang, was originally hailed as the king of the Hanzhong region after overthrowing the Qin dynasty, a title that was later shortened to "the King of Han" (漢王) during the Chu-Han contention.

If work or extended travel takes your family to China, it is important to have a working knowledge of Chinese customs and how these customs differ from American customs.

This is especially important if you have teenage kids, because Chinese dating and marriage customs can be very different from those in the U. American teenagers are used to a dating culture where neither partner usually considers marriage until both partners are much older.

Scott Thompson has been writing professionally since 1990, beginning with the "Pequawket Valley News." He is the author of nine published books on topics such as history, martial arts, poetry and fantasy fiction.

His work has also appeared in "Talebones" magazine and the "Strange Pleasures" anthology.

Almost everywhere else in China, however, traditional attitudes to dating prevail. In traditional Chinese culture, boys and girls are introduced to each other in a group social setting.

A girl would only agree to go out on a date with a boy if she were willing to consider marriage.

Bob Whyte surveys the many strands of religion in China.