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Chinese Culture

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Transcript of Chinese Culture

Chinese Culture
By: Amanda Dickerson
and Janette Kuepfer

Common influence of older laws is from Confucianism
Huge issues with the "one child policy" embedded because of the law and control of government
Laws
Political Organization
People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Approx. 2,250,000 personnel (0.18% of population
Former Chairman Hu Jintao created "missions" of the PLA
Many military regions and bases around China
War and Peace Control
Communications
Assumed to be one of the oldest writing systems
Over 56, 000 characteristics, 3-4,000 necessary to read a newspaper
No formal alphabet
No spaces/punctuation except for in more modern examples
Writing System
Arts & Recreation
Common Ground
5 branches of government: political, executive, legislative, judicial and military
The President of the People's Republic of China is Xi Jinping
The current political branch in charge is the Communist Party of China
Government
One of the oldest civilization
Culture comes from Zhou Dynasty
Chinese dynasties ruled China and brought in the Chineses Emperor
Background/History
Earliest arts are pottery and sculptures
Emperors classified the art
Says to have been the oldest tradition in the world
They do a lot of painting and sculptures
Arts
Sports are important to Chinese
There are four major sports that are most common in China
The government had control over the sports
Compete in Olympics and other professional teams
Recreation
3 main religions
Buddhism
Confucianism
Taoism
Specific Religions
Childhood to Adulthood
One child per family
New concept about children
Son's stay at their house with family
Everyone should marry
22 and 20 year olds
Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_China
http://www.ask.com/question/what-do-chinese-people-do-in-their-leisure-time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_art
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_China
http://www.ask.com/question/what-do-chinese-people-do-in-their-leisure-time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_art
http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=107
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi_Jinping
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/communism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Liberation_Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_law
http://www.freedomhouse.org/blog/chinas-new-leadership-declares-war-social-media
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_of_China
http://www.ahachinese.com/learn-more/facts-about-chinese.php
http://www.globalizationpartners.com/resources/chinese-translation-quick-facts/the-chinese-writing-system.aspx
http://www.findfast.org/random-facts-about-chinese-writing.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantonese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Chinese
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/essential/language.htm
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/religion/
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081022132003AADUcYS
http://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/chinese/fund/beliefs/
http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/islam/centr.htm
http://philosophy.lander.edu/oriental/main.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Chinese_holidays
http://www.religionfacts.com/chinese_religion/practices/ancestor_worship.htm
Languages
Two main breakdowns of Chinese language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Each small area has their own variation and dialect of these 2 main languages
Beliefs
The main religions that influence the population of China is Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Islam
These all have universal as well as more personal ideas that depend on the personal of the beliefs of a citizen
Chinese New Year
Ancestor Worship
Story Telling
Celebrations/Traditions/Rituals
Buddhism
Han
Southern
Tibetan
Temples dedicated to Buddhism
Educate common people
Temples dedicated
Humanism is key
Confucianism
Taoism
Worship of ancestors and natural objects
Influenced literature
5 elements
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