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1 China Today by Cui Yonglin (TCLP) 02/26/09 by Cui Yonglin (TCLP) 02/26/09

2 Map of China

3 Administrative divisions 23 provinces 5 autonomous regions Guangxi, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Xinjiang Uygur, Xizang (Tibet) 4 municipalities Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin 23 provinces 5 autonomous regions Guangxi, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Xinjiang Uygur, Xizang (Tibet) 4 municipalities Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin

4 National Flag

5 Symbols of China

6 Facts and Figures 1 Name China (long form) People's Republic of China Population 1,306,313,800 Capital City Beijing Area total: 9,596,960 sq km land: 9,326,410 sq km water: 270,550 sq km Name China (long form) People's Republic of China Population 1,306,313,800 Capital City Beijing Area total: 9,596,960 sq km land: 9,326,410 sq km water: 270,550 sq km

7 History 1 Legendary Period B.C. 2 Hsia B.C. 3 Shang B.C. 4 Chou B.C. 5 Chin B.C 6 Han 206B.C.---A.D Three Kingdoms Jin& Six Dynasties Period Southern&Northern Period Sui Legendary Period B.C. 2 Hsia B.C. 3 Shang B.C. 4 Chou B.C. 5 Chin B.C 6 Han 206B.C.---A.D Three Kingdoms Jin& Six Dynasties Period Southern&Northern Period Sui Tang Five Dynasties Sung Yuan Ming Ching Republic Peoples Republic

8 Yellow River in U.S.A

9 Facts and Figures 2 Currency Yuan (CNY) Languages Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua,) Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan, Xiang, Gan and Hakka dialects Mother River : Yellow river Currency Yuan (CNY) Languages Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua,) Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan, Xiang, Gan and Hakka dialects Mother River : Yellow river

10 Todays Society Chinese & Modern Chinese & Modern

11 Confucianism: mutual obligation, maintenance of hierarchies, a belief in self-development, education,improvement, and above all, an ordered society

12 Confucius

13 The Passion For Improvement: 1. The state and the people are and should be closely entwined with one another 2. Beijing2008Games symbolize China opening itself up to the outside world---seeking a global role

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15 Todays Economy Manufactured goods Financial services Currency&interest rates More focused on Chinese needs Manufactured goods Financial services Currency&interest rates More focused on Chinese needs

16 Todays Culture ---In a global cultural context Chinese Language learning: Confucius Institutes Modern literary genres Cinematic styles Artistic & Architectural techniques The idea of individual celebrity: To be different from the massive people Self---awareness ---In a global cultural context Chinese Language learning: Confucius Institutes Modern literary genres Cinematic styles Artistic & Architectural techniques The idea of individual celebrity: To be different from the massive people Self---awareness

17 A B C of Todays Culture

18 Brave New China Progress Move in a particular direction --- Overall A Positive One Progress Move in a particular direction --- Overall A Positive One

19 Conclusion:A picture of China Rather than being a closed society, China has almost been a society open to outside influence, and ' Chinese ' culture and society cannot be understood in isolation from the outside world. In other words, China cannot be treated as a special case of an isolated society, but rather as part of a changing regional and global culture. The modern China every one sees today is a complex mixture of indigenous social influences and customs and external influences, often, but not always, from the west. Please don't understand how China has developed simply through following elite politics and leaders and their conflicts. Instead, please look at continuities as well as changes in how the Chinese have come to modernity,and the impact of change on society and culture as a whole. Rather than being a closed society, China has almost been a society open to outside influence, and ' Chinese ' culture and society cannot be understood in isolation from the outside world. In other words, China cannot be treated as a special case of an isolated society, but rather as part of a changing regional and global culture. The modern China every one sees today is a complex mixture of indigenous social influences and customs and external influences, often, but not always, from the west. Please don't understand how China has developed simply through following elite politics and leaders and their conflicts. Instead, please look at continuities as well as changes in how the Chinese have come to modernity,and the impact of change on society and culture as a whole.

20 The globe you see below is a real satellite photo taken from a height of 35,785 km directly above China; at the position latitude 47 N, and longitude 117 E.

21 Countryside landscape southern Anhui - Photo by Yao Wei

22 Thanks !


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