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China. Facts and History. China’s location. The country China is in Asia. The most well known seas around China are The Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and the South China Sea. These seas are all part of the Pacific Ocean. Mongolia is

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    1. China Facts and History

    2. China’s location The country China is in Asia. The most well known seas around China are The Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and the South China Sea. These seas are all part of the Pacific Ocean. Mongolia is the country to the North, Vietnam and Thailand are to the South, India is to the West while Korea is their neighbor to the East.

    3. Language The national language in China is of course CHINESE! Phrase: ling ren yukuai de Translates to: They had a good time. Other languages spoken in China are Manchurian, Mongolian, Uyghur, Tibetan, Yi, Zuang and many other minor languages.

    4. 3 unique Celebrations • A very unique custom in China is the Dragon Boat festival. This takes place on a lake where Chu Yuan drowned himself trying to protest against a tyrant emperor. The Chinese throw in rice as a gift to Mr. Yuan. • Another festival is the knife pole festival. Trained warriors and acrobats climb a 20 meter pole with knives inserted along the way up. Thousands of people travel to see this event.

    5. 3 unique Celebrationscontinued… 3) The moon festival is every full moon and young couples can watch the full moon and eat cake and drink wine. The party lasts until the sun comes up. This is a fairly new tradition. It is about 2 centuries old.

    6. Historical events The eight powered allied forces sent by Britan, USA, Germany, France, Russia, Japan, Italy, and Australia tried to stop anti- imperialist movement. They invaded China and forced them to sign the International protocol with 11 other countries. This turned China into a semi colonial country.

    7. Historical eventscontinued... China during the Yuan Dynasty was under Mongolian rule and the influences of Tibetan Lamaism it was during the Mongol Dynasty that the Buddhist-Taoist Controversy was bought before Mangu Khan in 1255. The acrimonious debate, which had started over a 1000 years before was finally concluded by the Buddhists favour by an edict of Kublai Khan in 1281.

    8. Historical events continued… The Great Wall of China began construction during the 3 B.C.. It started to begin building in the rule of Shih Huang-Ti. It was designed as a protective barricade against invasion.

    9. The Chinese Flag The red back round on the Chinese flag symbolizes the blood of the heroes who died during war serving their country. The yellow color symbolizes the glorious history and culture. The larger star symbolizes the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party. Then on the other hand the four little stars around the big star symbolizes the four classes of Chinese. The Workers, Peasants, Petty Bhourgeoisie and the National Bhourgeoisie.

    10. Major resources Some of Chinas major resources are coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, magnetite, lead, zinc, uranium, and hydro power potential. Most large countries depend heavily on their natural resources. China uses raw materials to make cars, high rises, appliances, etc.

    11. 3 places I would like to visit I) I would like to visit the Great Wall of China to see both sides of the Great Wall and the beautiful views on both sides of it. But I surely will not walk across the whole of it because it is over 10 kilometers long! 2) When I visit China I will make sure that going to the Sever Star Park will be on the top of my list of things to do. I would like to see the cute and cuddly Giant Pandas in their National Reserve.

    12. 3 places I would like to visit (resumed) Splash! I was just imagining myself jumping into the beautiful West Lake in China. This particular lake used to be the center of one of the major cities. It is now a beautiful scenic tourist attraction!

    13. Traditions Smoking is a very well known and common tradition in China. What better way to get a job interview than to offer the manager a cigarette? I know we don’t do that in the U.S.A. but in China it is very customary. This is a literal smoking jacket. Yes I’m not mistaken the Chinese people take smoking very seriously.

    14. Traditions again This may look expensive but it’s really not. This is a regular day to day well, sweatshirt to the Chinese.

    15. Bibliography (I used this for almost everything)