Culture (most important cultural features):
Mythology and spirituality:
Chinese religion was originally oriented to worshipping the supreme god Shang Di. A large part of Chinese culture is based on the notion that a spiritual world exists.
Concepts covered within the Chinese classic texts present a wide range of subjectsincluding poetry, astrology, astronomy, calendar, constellations and many others.
The music of China dates back to the dawn of Chinese civilization with documents and artifacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BCE - 256 BCE).
Different forms of art have swayed under the influence of great philosophers, teachers, religious figures and even political figures. Porcelain pottery wasone of the first forms of art in the Palaeolithic period
China is one of the main birth places of Eastern martial arts. The names of martial arts were called Kung Fu or its first name Wushu.
Different social classes in different eras boast different fashion tends, the color yellow is usually reserved for the emperor. China's fashion history covers hundreds of years withsome of the most colorful and diverse arrangements.
An important feature is symmetry, which connotes a sense of grandeur as it applies to everything from palaces to farmhouses. Feng shui has played an important part in structural development.
The overwhelmingly large variety mainly comes from the emperors hosting a banquet of 100 dishes each meal. A countless numberof imperial kitchen staff andconcubines were involved in the food preparation process. Over time, many dishes became part of the everyday-citizen culture.
Coin: Yuan Renminbi
Geography: Being the third largest country in the world, after Canada and Russia, has a land area of 9,600,000 square kilometers, or tenth-fifths of the world total. China has 5,400islands. The largest island is Taiwan, with an area of 36,000 square kilometers, and the second, Hainan, with 34,000 square kilometers, the islands of the South China Sea are the southernmost islands of the country. One of the oldest civilizations in the world with continuity until today, has its origins in the Yellow River Basin, home of the Xia and Shang dynasties first.
Climate: only cold at north andnortheast., and tropical in the rest of the country, except in central and NO. Which is extreme continental.
Bonus: The Great Wall of China is visible from space.
Lenguage: Mandarin is the official language for both mainland China to Taiwan.
It is generally accepted that there are five main groups of dialects: Mandarin, Wu, Min, Yue and Hakka.
Festivals: The Spring Festival (for the first dayof the lunar calendar year that followed the Chinese) and the feast of the lanterns (celebrated on the 15th day of the first lunar month, is the first full moon after the Feast of spring) . There are parades and dragon dances.
Food: Because of its fertile soil, abundant crops such as rice, sugarcane, mulberry, coconut and pepper. A typical meal is the glutinous rice ball filled with somethingsweet or meat.
When eating have three glasses on the table, one large beer or water, a medium for red or white wine and a small one for the liquor. The Wang Chao is the traditional drink that is drunk before a meal typically is based on shark fin soup, goose in soy sauce, bird's nest soup, chicken and pasta dishes special.
Turistic Places: The mausoleum of Sun Yat-sen, the Summer Palace and GreatWall.
When? : The territory now occupied by the People's Republic of China has been inhabited for thousands of years. Found remains of hominids, which are the earliest ancestors of man. Homo sapiens made his appearance about 40,000 years ago. About 10,000 years ago began to cultivate rice in the Yangtze River and soon after millet in the province of Henan. PRC was founded on October 1,...