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Chopsticks originated in China’s Shang Dynasty (1600–1046BC) and were first used for cooking, not as eating utensils. Across East Asian countries there are variations in styles, materials and etiquette, but here’s a basic guide to holding them, with some advice about manners.

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PHOTOGRAPH: MARK READ. ILLUSTRATIONS: DUSTIN JOHNSON, LOUISE SHEERAN

1. Hold your hand out, as through you are going to shake hands with someone.

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