Cultural experience: Chinese dining etiquette
Course Syllabus 课程章节1
The Chinese people have been emphasizing etiquette since the ancient times, with complete standards in terms of self-cultivation and manner of dealing with people. According to the Chinese old saying, food is the paramount necessity of the people. It means that when people live in the world, the most important thing is the diet; "Food" is the necessity of extending the life. It is the same with the fact that humankind’s life cannot do without the protection of the "earth". Therefore, the rich and orderly culinary culture has been formed. The Chinese dinner etiquette has different standards in different occasions, different banquets and people from different regions. However, there is a set of common etiquette standards that people jointly abide by.