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Transcript of China
Hong Tai supermarket (Asian grocery store)
2555 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough, ON
2200 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Chinese cultural centre of greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON
History About Spring rolls
Springs rolls are a traditional Chinese snack. They have an extremely dragged out history in china. Back then, they use to be called biting spring because they welcomed spring by eating the “spring dish.” These rolls are usually meant to be eaten at the spring festival in China or on Chinese New Year.
These rolls are made from white flour mixed with a bit of water and salt. It is then molded into round wrappers. Then, you fill in each wrapper with a filling which could be a variety of options such as; meat or vegetables, then roll it up and fold the sides of the now cylindrical roll. Then deep fry until it has a golden crispy look.
China has many tourist attractions such as, The Great Wall of China, The Temple of Heaven, and The Terracotta Army; that you would think it would be pretty neat to live there. Although you would think so, many chinese people migrate for certain reasons.
Here are the push and pull factors.
•Many job opportunities
Between 1999 and 2009, the largest number of Chinese immigrants came to Canada. The highest influx was in 2005, with 42,295 immigrants.
The Chinese Flag
The flag of china was chosen on October 1, 1949. On the flag of china, the red symbolizes the communist revolution and it is also the traditional colour of Chinese people. Golden yellow is the official colour of the Manchu dynasty. The big golden star represents communism while the four small stars represent the four social classes, the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie, and the national bourgeoisie. Also, the five pointed stars represent the five elements, Water, Fire, Earth, Wood, and Metal.
a Population pyramid is a graph that cordinates the distribution of a population, by the gender and age.
The chinese traditional clothing is called Hanfu. The word Hanfu takes its name from the Han dynasty. There are three main types of Hanfu; the jacket and skirt, the one piece dress, and the jacket and trousers. The most worn type is the jacket and skirt. It must be worn in three layers which include: an underwear, an inner garment and an overcoat. It must also include a collar, sleeve, lapel, hem, and belt. The colours that were used in the Han dynasty were blue, yellow, red, and green due to the degree of technology at the time. The modern day Hanfu can be of any colour the customer desires and is often embroidered with intricate symbols such as the yin yang symbol. Some of the fabrics that are used are brocade, silk, cotton, and yarn. The Hanfu is often worn on Chinese New Year but can also be worn on holidays, festivals, weddings, birthdays, funerals or even on a regular basis.
Religions in China. China is a multi-religious country with Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christainity. The religious outlook of majority Chinese people contains mixture of beliefs and practices by these five traditions. In China it is rare for only one religion to be practiced. There are 3 main roots of beliefs in China Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism meaning these 3 are mostly practiced.
The purpose of a Buddhist practice is to become better in building a happy life for yourself and those around you.
Tai Chi is one of many Taoist practices designed to integrate mind, body and spritit.
The purpose of a Confucianism practice is to fulfill a role society with honestly, propriety, loyalty to a family and nation.
Languages,Traditions & beliefs
The offical language of China is Standard Mandarin.
Some holidays and Traditions Chinese people celebrate are:
Chinese New Year, it is also called Spring Festival, it is the most important festival in China which is celebrated on the 18th of Feburary and Dragon boat festival a traditional Chinese festival with activities such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi (sticky rice wrapped in leaves) which is celebrated on the 20th of June
Chinese people carry around this Chinese good luck charm every day to bring you an abundance of wealth and good fortune. They believe that Buddha is the god of happiness, laughter, abundance, wisdom, good luck and this good luck charam is a symbol of Buddha
from way before 1950 till 1975 chinas population has been growing rapidly throughout the years.
At this moment china is known as the most populated country in the world. But by 2050 chinas place as the most populated will be taken place by India, which will be the next most populous nation by then.
Patrick Chan, full name Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan, was born on december 31, 1990. He is known as a famous canadian figure skater who has the ability to land quadruple jumps. When Patrick was about 5 years old, his parents that were both immigrants from hong kong, had enrolled him into skating classes expecting that he would find interest in ice hockey later on. However he was more interested in the art of figure skating. Patrick has won numerous trophies an awards from his amazing talent
Facts about Patrick Chan
* Three-time world figure skating champion.
* On january 11 2014 he won his seventh consecutive title at the canadian national championships.
* 2014 olympics silver medalist in the mens and team events.
* He skated for canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, where he finished in fifth overall.
* His father came to canada at the age of 4, and his mother came at the age of 21 to pursue her studies.
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