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Transcript of China
These traditions are more like a way of life than anything else.
They are: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.
The heart and soul of Chinese life and culture are traditional Chinese celebrations.
Traditional Chinese music can be traced back 8,000 years based on the discovery of a bone flute made in the Neolithic Age.
- Herbs and seasonings
Interesting Chinese Facts
The Chinese invented ice cream around 750, hundreds of years before it came to Europe.
The Chinese also invented paper, toilet paper, gunpowder, fireworks, printing and the compass.
by Sebastian Ulloa
China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia.
It is the world's most populated country, with a population of over 1.35 billion.
Government: Communist state, Socialist state, Single-party state
Official language: Standard Mandarin
Confucianism deals with human relationship
Confucianism is based on the teachings and writings of the philosopher Confucius.
A Chinese way of thinking based on the writings of Lao-tzu (from 6th century BC), supporting humility and a religious life.
Taoism deals with life in harmony with nature.
It represents the harmony of opposites (i.e. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)
Buddhism began in Indian around 2,500 years ago.
Buddhism deals with the immortal world.
Its teachings come from Siddhartha, who dedicated his life to finding a way to free people from the everyday sufferings of life and develop spiritual strength.
The Great Wall
The Temple of Heaven
The Grand Buddha is
233 feet tall
The Bird's Nest
Beijing National Stadium
Built for the 2008 Olympics
Traditional Chinese Clothes
Shen-i for women
Shen-i for men
Two Piece clothing
One piece long robe
There are 3 types of clothing: Pien-fu, Shen-i, and Ch'ang-p'ao
Replica of the Terra Cotta Warriors
in the Indianapolis Children's Museum
Terra Cotta Warriors
Dates back to the 6th Century.
Originally only used by the Chinese emperors.
China is known for its Martial Arts
The wall stretches over 4,000 miles long.
Chinese New Year's Celebration
The Chinese began building the Great Wall in the 770 B.C. It was built to protect China's borders from invaders. The Wall is the longest man-made structure in the world. It took over 200 years to build the Wall.
The Bird's Nest
For 500 years, it was the home for 24 Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Discovered in 1974 by some farmers, the Terra Cotta warrriors are estimated to be more than 8,000 soldiers. The soldiers are over 2000 years old, from the first Chinese Emperor of China: Qin Shi Huangdi in 221 B.C.
The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.