Discovering China A view of China taken from a satellite located 35,785 km directly above China at the latitude of 47 N, and longitude 117 E. http://www.chinapage.com/map/map.html
Where is China? U.S.A. China
People's Republic of China • National name: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo • Land area: 3,600,927 sq mi (9,326,411 sq km) • Total area: 3,705,407 sq mi (9,596,960 sq km) • Population:1,330,044,605 (growth rate: 0.6) • Capital: Beijing • Largest cities: Shanghai; Tianjin; Wuhan; Shenyang; Guangzhou; Haerbin; Xian; Chungking; Chengdu; Hong Kong • Currency: Yuan/Renminbi • Languages: Mandarin/Putonghua, Cantonese, minority languages • Ethnicity/race: Han Chinese (91.9%) • National Holiday: Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, October 1 • Religions: Officially atheist; Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%–4%, Muslim 1%–2%
China: Geography and Climate • Plateaus and mountains in the west, lower lands in the east. • Yangtze River serves as China's official dividing line between north and south. • Rivers flow from west to east, including the Yangtze (central), the Yellow river (north-central), with most Chinese rivers emptying into the Pacific Ocean. • China climates differ from region to region because of the country's extensive and complex topography. The northern zone has summer daytime temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and winters of Arctic severity. The central zone has a temperate continental climate with very hot summers and cold winters. The southern zone has a subtropical climate with very hot summers and mild winters.
China: Philosophy and Religion Confucius was addressed as The Master all over China. His teachings were based on virtue and goodness. Confucius believed that the past tells us how to live in the present. His sayings were recorded in a book called The Analects. Other Chinese philosophies include Taoism ( Daoism) and Legalism Buddhism spread to China from India.
China: The Language • Most widely spoken language. About one-fifth of the world’s population, or over one billion people, speak some form of Chinese as their native language. • The traditionally-recognized seven main dialect groups.
China: The Language • The Alphabete - PinYin
China: Chinese Pronunciation • Pin Yin – Vowels a o e i u ϋ ai ei ui ao ou iu ie ue er an en in un ϋn ang eng ing ong • Pin Yin - Consonants b p m f d t n l g k h j q x z c s r zh ch sh y w
China: Chinese Pronunciation • Pin Yin – the Four Tones This diagram helps visualize the pitches of the four tones
China: Speaking Chinese 1 2 3 4 5 • 二 三 四 五 6 7 8 9 10 六 七 八 九 十
China: Speaking Chinese • Hello, How are you? 嗨,你好吗？ • My Name is Nicholas Ge. 我叫葛云豪。 • Thank you. 谢谢你。 • You are welcome. 不客气。 • Good Morning (Afternoon, evening). 早上好（中午， 晚上） • I am an elementary school student, I love my school. 我是小学生，我爱我的学校。 • There are four people in my family, daddy, mommy, sister and me. 我家有四口人，爸爸，妈妈，妹妹和我。
China: The Famous Costumes • The Brush Painting • The Dragon • The Kong Fu • The Yin/Yang • Peking Opera
China: the brush painting Cool Summer Spring Wisteria Autumn Leaves Winter Propitious
China China: the Peking Opera
Chinese Zodiac Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Ox people are easy going and have a great deal of self-assurance that helps help them to be successful. Ox people have thoughtful responses. Ox people love deeply and share their strength with those they love Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Tiger people are brave, powerful, loyal, intelligent, competent, and stubborn. Tigers make great friends. Tiger people tend not to respect their elders and that can get them in a lot of trouble.
Chinese Zodiac Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Rabbit people are lucky, happy, independent, affectionate, bright, ambitious, and trustworthy. Rabbit people have little interest in learning to appear smart. They simply like to know how things work Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 Dragon people are honest, full of energy, stubborn, loyal, strong, and protective. Dragon people are incredibly lucky. They love flattery, and can be attracted to bad behavior. That is their weakness.
Chinese Zodiac Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 Snake people are wise and focused. They trust their own judgment. Snake people cannot help but do their best because they hate to fail at anything. Snake people believe everyone should lend a helping hand. Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 Horse people are popular, cheerful, quick witted, and shy. For some reason, horse people have a great deal of trouble believing they are loved, when in fact, horse people are easy to like and love.
Chinese Zodiac Ram (Black or Gray Sheep): 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Sheep people are elegant, wise, gentle, shy, and compassionate. They can be bossy, but that's because they're worried things will not get done correctly. This character trait often makes money for them. Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Monkey people are quick, funny, nosey, clever, witty, and successful. They have wonderful memories and are well informed about everything. They tend to chatter. This does drive friends away sometimes.
Chinese Zodiac Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Rooster people are early risers, proud, alert, deep thinkers and good speakers. They like to stay close to home. If you can break through their natural suspicion, they make wonderful friends Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 Dog people are loyal friends, quick to learn, eager to please, and always try to do their best. They prefer to be with people they know and like. Dog people cannot stand injustice.
Chinese Zodiac Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 People who are born in the Year of the Pig are intelligent, sincere, brave, popular, and treat all people with great kindness. Pig people are often late and often forgetful. Rat: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 People born in the Year of the Rat are famous for cheerfulness and kindness. They are generous with those they love. Rat people love to gossip. That can cost them many friendships if they are not careful.
China: The Holidays • Chinese New Year/Spring Festival • Mid-autumn day • National day • Lantern Festival • Ching Ming Festival
China: The Chinese New Year • Spring Cleaning • Wear Red • New Year Eve Dinner • Greeting • Red Envelop • Firecrackers • Dragon Dance • Lantern Show
China: The Chinese New Year The Red Envelop
China: The Chinese New Year The Firecrackers
China: The Chinese New Year The Dragon Dance
China: The Chinese New Year The Lantern Show
China: The Chinese New Year The Face Painting
China: the Chinese New Year Questions & Answer
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