Mount Everest World’s tallest mountain. Located between China and Nepal.
Plateau of Tibet: It’s know as the “roof of the world” because it is to wide and high. The Tibetan Plateau lies between the Himalayas Mountain range to the south and the Taklimakan Desert to the north
Deserts China has two huge deserts, Taklimakan and Gobi.
Taklimakan Desert: One of the largest in the World. It’s name means “Place of No Return”. It is covered with sand dunes and rocky soil.
Gobi Desert: It is covered with sand dunes and rocky soil. It is a cold desert.
Northeastern plains: The largest plain of China. It is the region formerly known as Manchuria.
Culture of China Culture is patterns of human activity
Homes <ul><li>*Roof are pointed </li></ul><ul><li>Birds and Crickets are in homes for good luck </li></ul><ul><li>Many have fancy gates in front </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of red </li></ul><ul><li>Many family members live close together </li></ul>
Shanghai ( Chinese : 上 海 ) is the most populous city in the China, with over 20 million people Located on China's east coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River
Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields. The city will host the 20008 Summer Olympics.
Stores were designated to sell one type of item. All the stores that sold that item were together on the same street. This was one of the shops that sold materials to write with.
Clothing <ul><li>Long ago: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fancy hats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grass cone hats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Silk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Chinese culture there are three central colors: red, black and white. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just like us </li></ul></ul>
Silk <ul><li>The Chinese style of Clothing has a long history going back several thousand years. According to legend, Leizu, the wife of Huang-Di, started raising silkworms in captivity and invented a way to produce silk cloth. Huang-Di designed a beautiful type of clothing with the silk cloth. This style of clothing became the national garments of Huaxia. The garments became known as Chinese Clothing. </li></ul>
This is the harvested silk cocoons and some of the silk products.
Here women are cleaning the silk cocoons in water so they can unwind the threads.
Many, many cocoons are unraveled and spread out to create silk material.
The lady in the rickshaw is dressed in old-time clothing of silk. Qipao is an elegant type of Chinese dress. It combines the elaborate elegance of Chinese tradition with unique elements of style.
Here two children are dressed up in traditional (old) style of dress for a celebration. Notice how the other girls are dressed like we dress.
Traditional China Peasant Wear <ul><li>Women wore simple wool garments in winter and cotton in summer. They never wore silk. Peasant men wore baggy pants made of hemp with a loose cotton shirt. Both wore shoes made of straw. Once children were old enough to walk, they wore child-size versions of their parents' clothes. </li></ul>
Chinese people seem to have an ability to crouch on their haunches with considerable ease. I have seen even older people meeting each other in the streets, particularly in the country towns and villages, who would quickly crouch while continuing their conversation. They can stay in that crouch a long time.
This is a group of American and Chinese students. They are all dressed the same.
Food <ul><li>Use Chopsticks * Juice </li></ul><ul><li>Noodles *Tea </li></ul><ul><li>Cut in Pieces * Melons </li></ul><ul><li>Rice at the end of a meal </li></ul><ul><li>Special Duck Meals </li></ul><ul><li>Dumplings </li></ul><ul><li>No Cheese, Milk, or Yogurt </li></ul><ul><li>Juice </li></ul>
Traditional China <ul><li>In Northern China, the poor ate wheat noodles, steamed bread, and bean curd. In the south, rice was the staple of the diet. Meals that included meat were rare. The poor ate their food in small bowls. Along with their meals they drank green tea. In the dry, colder north, the farmer's main crops were millet, wheat, and barley. In the warmer, wetter south, farmers grew rice in flooded fields called paddies. </li></ul>
At a banquet, 20 dishes of different foods were placed on the table in the middle. We were to shareall the dishes. There was so much food and many different tastes. To drink with meal we were offered tea and many different juices but not any we were use to. They use letchee in many of their juices.
Look at the rolls. In China we found very little bread. This roll-like food is to be eating with your chop sticks. When you pick them up they deflate and inside there is a little layer of sweet bean paste.
You need to bring your own bowl to the noodle stands and they fill them with your lunch.
Rice is served at the end of the meal not during the meal at restaurants and in wealthy families. Meat is the sign of wealth and what is serve (no rice and very little vegetables) to guest.
Family Life <ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese lived in large family units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rule of the oldest male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese families traditionally valued sons far more than daughters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only men were expected to work outside the home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>extremely formal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family honor was emphasized greatly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>children to show unquestioning obedience </li></ul></ul>
Modern Way of Life <ul><li>Traditional values of family importance </li></ul><ul><li>Today, girls as well as boys are valued. </li></ul><ul><li>Women now do many kinds of work outside the home. </li></ul><ul><li>live in smaller family units </li></ul><ul><li>grandparents looks after the house and children </li></ul><ul><li>Many parents still are strict and expect a good deal of respect </li></ul>
This was the tea dance. The dancers pored tea as they danced.
This is from the famous mask dance. This dancers mask would change throughout the dance.
Schools <ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Good = Lots of Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Never over 60 in a class </li></ul><ul><li>Other jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Exercises during school </li></ul><ul><li>Learn English, Art , Music </li></ul>
On average, China's children spend 8.6 hours a day at school, with some spending 12 hours a day in the classroom. The majority of children spend longer hours at school than their parents spend at work.
All of the students said they had to do homework, revise and prepare for classes after school. Around half of the students' parents testified that they often don't allow them to play outside as it means less study time.
This is a statue of Confucius . He was a famous teacher. He put the greatest emphasis on the importance of study. .