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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chinese Wedding Foods

If you could time-travel--burst through some wormhole into an ancient Chinese wedding, maybe--what would you see?

It depends. China is huge--you won't find continuity across regions or time. In Nanhui during the Qing brides sang loud lamentations, weeping as they left their parents' houses. In older Confucian ceremonies they rode quietly in carriages, wearing black and red to symbolize mixed sadness and joy. Traditional weddings in modern China reflect Qing dynasty traditions, but we're going to step even further back and look at food you might see at early Tang or Han dynasty weddings.

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