It is an ancient Chinese medical practice and it is often used to relieve pain of arthritis, headaches, etc.
The Moslem name for God. Moslems are a religious minority in China.
The capital of China.
Opposed to the Communist Party. Black, seen as the opposite of red, was used to symbolize opponents of communism, and therefore came a negative in general.
An insulting term for a child of a family belonging to any one of the "Five Black Categories."
The powerful top leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, which actually rules the country
the chairman the nationalist party, one of Mao Zedong major enemies
Chinese New Year
the most important family holiday in China. Chinese New Year is the first day of the lunar calendar, which is based on the phases of the moon Communism a economic system in which all means of production, such as land and natural resources
China's ruling political party, led during his lifetime by Chairman Mao
To be taken innocently, put in solitary confinement, and then criticized until they confess the "crime" they committed.
A black family child (a.k.a. a black whelp) that betrays his or her family's beliefs and is loyal to the Communist Party.
establish revolutionary ties
to travel away from your hometown or where you live to meet with others and trying to convert them to Communism.
to take advantage of someone in order to make more money or to get a job done.
One-hundredth of a yuan, or a Chinese penny.
The economic system in which the majority of the land was held by a few landowners who leased there properties for large shares of the crop.
Five Black Categories
According to Chairman Mao the worst enemies of Communism Party, the Black Categories were landlords, rich peasants, counterrevolutionaries, criminals, and rightists.
A system of beliefs. Communist theory held to change social conditions, people needed to change there ways of thought.
One who believes that each individual is more important than the group as a whole, and who favors freedom of action and belief.
Lao means old. It is a common way to address friends or acquaintances who are older than the speaker.