Chinese Culture and Geography By Drew Shields Cory Dallam Derek Brooks
Geography • China stretches some 5,000 kilometers across the East Asian landmass of broad plains, expansive deserts, lofty mountain ranges, including vast areas of inhospitable terrain.
Geography • The eastern half of the country, its seacoast fringed with offshore islands, is a region of fertile lowlands, foothills, mountains, desert, steppes, subtropical areas. The western half of China is a region of sunken basins, rolling plateaus, towering massifs, including, a portion of the highest tableland on Earth.
Culture • Chinese culture is influenced by Confucianism and Taoism.
Chinese Astrology • Chinese astrology includes the Lunisolar calendar, 12 Chinese zodiacs for each year. Every new changing zodiac is celebrated by a Chinese New Year.
12 Chinese Zodiac Animals • Rat • Ox • Tiger • Rabbit • Dragon • Snake • Horse • Goat • Monkey • Rooster • Dog • Pig
Chinese Holidays • Chinese New Year Eve • Chinese New Year • Lantern Festival • Qing Ming Jie (Tomb Sweeping) • Dragon Boat Festival • The Night of Sevens • Spirit Festival • Mid Autumn Festival • Double Ninth Festival • Winter Solstice Festival • Laba Festival
Bibliography • Information: • http://www.wikipedia.org/
Bibliography • Pictures: • http://www.strangehorizons.com/2005/zodiac/zodiac.shtml • http://www.amgmedia.com/freephotos/buddha.jpg