Some basic facts about China • Over 5000 written history • 4 great inventions: compass, printing, explosives and paper-making • No. 3 trading power • The third largest in area – 9.6 million square kilometers • The largest foreign exchange reserves • The most rapidly growing economy for the past decades • The biggest trading partner for most of the Asian countries and the major trading partner for most of the economic powers in the world
Religions in China • Chinese Buddhism • refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China after introduction from India. Many of these schools integrated the ideas of Confucianism, Taoism and gradually became a natural part of Chinese civilization. • Buddhism has played an enormous role in shaping the mindset of the Chinese people, affecting their aesthetics, politics, literature, philosophy and medicine.
Religions in China (Cont) • Taoism • Taoism refers to a variety of related philosophical and religious traditions and concepts The word 道, Tao means "path" or "way“. Taoist propriety and ethics emphasize the Three Jewels of the Tao: compassion, moderation, and humility. • Taoist thought generally focuses on nature, men-cosmos correspondence (天人相应), health, longevity, wu wei (action through inaction), liberty, and spontaneity. • Chinese alchemy (including Neidan), astrology, cuisine, several Chinese martial arts, Chinese traditional medicine, feng shui, immortality, and many styles of qigong breath training disciplines have been intertwined with Taoism throughout history.
Some Well-known Tourist Attractions • The Great Wall built between 220–206 BC • Terracotta Army in Xi’an (210 BC) • Beijing • Shanghai • Yantzi River • Hangzhou & Suzhou • And more……
2014 Summer China ProgramCheck http://actonzx.com/xchen-fsu/ChinaProgram/FSC%20China%20Program.htm
Clear distinction of 4 seasons The beautiful scenes of the West Lake are well-known at home and abroad.
About Spoken English Promotion Project • Launched in 2001 • Your responsibility: Chat in English with ZJGSU students for 2-3 hours per workday • You will receive • FREE local transportation in Hangzhou • FREE local sightseeing during weekends in Hangzhou • FREE food and accommodation on campus at ZJGSU • FREE 2-hour classes in Chinese language, culture or business
About Spoken English Promotion Project (Cont) • Benefits to ZJGSU students • making foreign friends • contributing to the cultivation of global citizens • helping their job-seeking and future development • raising their awareness of different cultures, values and traditions • improving their spoken English and cross-cultural communication skills • Benefits to FSU students • making Chinese friends • helping your job-seeking and future development • contributing to the improvement of their cross-cultural communication skills and to the cultivation of global citizens • Knowing China, its people, language, cultures, business etiquettes better.
ZJGSU Downtown Campus Bird’s eye view of Xiasha Campus