Tag Archives: China

A City Within A City: Beijing’s Forbidden City

A 164-foot wide mote and 33-foot high wall with a perimeter of roughly 2.25 miles encases The Forbidden City in the center of  Beijing.  It features about 800 buildings and almost 10,000 rooms, over a 7-million square feet area, and … Continue reading

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China Celebrates Arbor Day on March 12, 2016

Chinese Customs, Traditions and Celebrations brought to you by Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL Since 1981, every March 12th, China celebrates “Arbor Day,” a public holiday. Every person, young and old, is encouraged to plant at … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from China’s Miao Ethnic Group

The Miao ethnic minority in China celebrates their new year in the 10th lunar month, typically after the rice harvest. This year, the celebration is on November 12, 2015. The Miao are a collective group of about 5-million made up … Continue reading

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Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn Presents the Chinese Tradition of the Fan

Perhaps born from the necessity to cool off during hot days, ancient Chinese—mostly women–adopted the art of fanning often using leaves or bird feathers. But the hand-held fan, as we know it today, it is said to have surfaced about … Continue reading

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Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL Celebrates Arbor Day 2015

Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL is honored to serve the community with wholesome Chinese food, cooked fresh for you every day. We also like sharing cultural and community news that helps to bring us together. On April 24, … Continue reading

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The Boluo Temple Festival and The Story of the Magic Chicken

In the Guangdong province located in south China, the City of Guangzhou boasts the Boluo Temple, dedicated to the god of the sea, whose name it still bears.  Its construction dates back to the period of Zhenguan in the Tang … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Colorful Ice Sculptures! Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL Celebrates the Harbin Ice Festival and DYI Ingenuity

January 2014 – In the Chicago area, after snow following snow for the last month, we are bracing for some really cold weather  arriving very soon, with lows dipping below -20F!  Yes, that is cold for Chicago! However, that’s a … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Your Tea? Here’s a Lesson from Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL

Chinese legend credits Emperor Shennong, who lived about 5,000 years ago, with discovering the tea plant…by chance.  So they say, that a dried branch of the tea bush fell into his cauldron of boiling water and that the rest, is … Continue reading

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The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) Celebrates Art

Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL is happy to introduce to you to one of the treasures of China, The National Art Museum of China. The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing, China, is a national … Continue reading

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Yu’s Garden Introduces You to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

Right about the time you realize that winter is here and not leaving for a while the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival arrives.  It is enough to bring some cheer back into your lives.  Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant … Continue reading

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