tennis). China won every single event in every category at the
World Table TennisChampionships in 1999, 2001 and 2005.
True or false?
Breathing and concentration are important for Chinese disciplines.
China won 63 gold medals at the Athens Games in 2004.
Myth and symbols.
For Chinese people, everyday life is full of
symbols: animals (sphinx, monkey,dragon),
plants (jasmine,lotus) and minerals (jade,
Objects, points of the Compass and natural
elements, of which there are five in China
(water,fire, air, earth and mineral), are
also important for Chinese culture.
The Dragon In Chinese art, the dragon is a symbol of strength and power. It symbolizes the emperor.
Can you name 3 Chinese symbols?
Language Approximately 200 languages are spoken in China. The official language is Mandarin These languages use an ideophonographic system: each character is a sign representing an object and/or a concept. They combine different sign to represent different concepts.
What’s China’s official language?
Would you like to visit China some day?
Which aspect of Chinese culture do yo find most interesting? Do you think it’s important to learn about other cultures? Why?
What do you think is the impact of the Olympic games for China’s economy and society? How do the Olympic games affect China?