Chinese Culture

Eric Lee China Tour 2009

In less than a month I will travel back to China.  This time I will travel to Wudang Mountain, Zhongshan, and Hong Kong.  I am very excited about this trip and September 19th can not arrive soon enough.  My first trip was a very personal journey. I wanted to make the sojourn alone to visit… Continue reading.


Chinese Culture Days 2009

This past weekend was the Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.  This festival is a yearly event that celebrates the diversity of St. Louis and the unique culture of China.  The Chinese community gets very involved with making this event such a success. Although the event was almost a month… Continue reading.


Qing Ming Jie

Qing Ming Jie (Qīng Míng Jié 清明節), commonly known as Tomb Sweeping Day in English, is a time for families to get together and honor their ancestors.  This day is a day for families to come together spending time in reflection for those that have come before them.  The family will tend to the grave… Continue reading.


Return to China

I have decided to return to China in September of this year.  Sigung Eric Lee is hosting another trip to China.  This year the tour will go through Canton, Hong Kong, and the Wudang Temple.  I have always wanted to visit the Wudang Shan temple.  For Chinese martial arts enthusiasts, the Wudang Temple holds as… Continue reading.


Chinese New Year 4707, Year of the Ox

Today marks the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year.  This year we transition to the year of the Earth Ox.  This year is characterized by prosperity achieved through hard work and diligence.  Patience and perseverance through the year will lead to better decisions and result in prosperity. At the Shaolin Lohan Pai, we have… Continue reading.