SHANNON ANICASSHANNON ANICAS I have been studying Chinese culture at the University of Akron since 2008, began studying Chinese in 2009 My first trip to China was 2010 I lived in China from August 2011 through August 2012
QUICK FACTS Full name: Peoples Republic of China (October 1, 1949) Population: 1.35 billion (UN, 2011) Capital: Beijing Largest city: Shanghai Area: 9.6 million sq km (3.7 million sq mi) Major language: Mandarin Chinese Major religion: Buddism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 76 years (women) Monetary unit: Renminbi (yuan) Main exports: Manufactured goods, including textiles, garments, electronics GNI per capita: US$4940 (World Bank, 2011)
31 Provinces (States) The Capital has moved 15 different times!
There are 56 different minority groups within mainland China.
CHINAS OFFICIAL… Animal: Panda Bird: Red Crowned Crane Flower: Peony Fruit: Kiwi Sport: Ping Pong Symbol: Dragon
LANDFORMS LANDFORMS Beijing-Temple of Heaven Leshan Giant Buddha Guilin Mountians Three Gorges Dam Huang He Yellow River Yangtze River Gobe Desert Tibet Xian City Wall
Chinas Governement LEADER: Xi Jinping was just elected GOVERNMENT: Peoples Congress System (Communist) VOTING AGE: 18 Since the founding of the PRC there have been only 6 other men in charge. Xi Jinping
Chairman Mao Zedong Hu Jintao Zhao Ziyang Hua Guofeng Hu Yaobang Jiang Zemin
CHINA IS THE WORLDS OLDEST CONTINUOUS CIVILIZATION. The Great Wall The terracotta warriors The Bronze Bell Set The Bronze Masks THE Mogao Grottos
CHINESE DYNASTIESCHINESE DYNASTIES There were 12 major dynasties with numerous sub- dynasties. Qin Dynasty – unified China considered the 1 st dynasty Western Han Xin Dynasty Eastern Han Dynasty Three Kingsoms Western Jin Eastern Jin Southern and Northern Dymasties Sui Dynasty Tang Dynasty Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Northern Song Dynasty Southern Song Dynasty Liao Dynasty Jin Dynasty Western Xia Yuan Dynasty Ming Dynasty Qing Dynasty
ECONOMICS Market socialism China is the fast growing economy in the world. It has grown nearly 10% every year for the past 30 years.
CNY: CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI CNY: CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI money-changing 1.00 USD=6.21 CNY (4/2013) Everyday-Economics
WHAT CAN $1.00/6.21RMB BUY?WHAT CAN $1.00/6.21RMB BUY?
JOBS – WHAT AGE DO YOUNG PEOPLE START WORKING - KINDS OF JOBS ? According to the Labor Law of the Peoples Republic of China, young people who are 16-year-old can join a part-time job after regular school time. However, education is extremely important in families and students are expected to focus all their attention on school so they rarely work until after high school. Everyday-Economics
CHINESE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYSCHINESE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS Spring Festival Festival of Lanterns Tomb-sweeping Day Dragon Boat Festival Chinese Valentine's Day Mid-autumn Festival The Double Ninth Festival
CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL CHINESE NEW YEAR Jan.1 Chinese Lunar Calendar
CONTEMPORARY CUSTOMS- MUSIC - DANCE – SPORTS & TRADITIONS
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE FOR YOUR COUNTERPART? So, you may wonder what does the person that is your age like, what is in their bed rooms or on their ipods. You might be surprised.
Since children, beginning at a very young age, are expected to spend many hours not only in school but at school related study sessions, often times from 6 am until after midnight, they dont have the free time at your age that you do. They often spend it with friends, playing video games, or listening to music.
LANGUAGE: MANDARIN CHINESE nǐ nǎo zài jiàn xíng