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GEOGRAPHYLocated Eastern Asia4th largest country in the world and population with 1.6 billion peoplePopulation consists with many diverse ethnic groupGobi desert and Himalayan Mountains
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BRIEF HISTORY Dynasties Xia (2100-1600 B.C.) - Shang - Zhou - Spring and Autumn - Warring StatesQin - Han - Wei & Jin - Wu Hu - South & North - Sui - Tang - Fire Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms - Song, Liao, Jin,and Western Xia - Yuan - Ming - Qing Republic of China - Taiwan / People’s republic of China
FOOD & TABLE MANNERS Diversity of Food = Long Chinese history Chinese cuisine is a harmonious integration of color, redolence, taste, shape and the fineness of the instruments. Many foods are fried.
Custom to respect others at the table, including the aged, teachers, and guestswhile taking good care of childrenWhen hosts place dishes on the table, they will arrange the main courses atthe center with the supporting dishes evenly placed around them. When themain dishes are prepared in a decorative form either by cut or other meansthey will be placed facing the major guests and elder people at the table.Before starting to eat dinner, the host may offer some words of greeting.Guests should not start to eat until the host says, Please enjoy yourself orsomething like that, otherwise it suggests disrespect and causes displeasure.The invention of chopsticks reflects the wisdom of Chinese ancient people. Apair of chopsticks, though they look simple, can nip, pick, rip and stir food.Nowadays, chopsticks are considered to be lucky gifts for marriage and otherimportant ceremonies.
ECONOMYGradually increasing due to massive manufacturing1 Chinese yuan = 0.16$