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Transcript of China
The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. In the Dragon Boat Festival you have a bunch of boats that look like dragons race.
The Chinese lantern festival.
The chinese have many different festivals because they have been living there for thousands of years. China is 3,123 miles squared. The vast land expanses of China include plateaus and plains, basins, foothills, deserts and mountains.Some plateaus and plains are the Bashang Plateau, Hetao, Loess Plateau, Mongolian Plateau, Ngong Ping, Tibetan Plateau, Wuzhang Plains, PYunnan-Guizhou Plateau. Some basins are the Juyan Lake Basin, Nanyang Basin, Qaidam Basin, Sichuan Basin, Tarim Basin.A couple of deserts that are in China are the Badain Jaran Desert, Dzungaria, Gobi Desert, Gurbantünggüt Desert, Hami Desert, Kumtag Desert, Lop Desert, Ordos Desert, Shapotou District, Taklamakan Desert, Tengger Desert. A few foothills and mountains in China are parts of the Himalayas. The Bashang plateau covers 6,200 sq. mi.The plateau is dotted with hills and many lakes. The largest lake is the Angulinuo Lake but it is only 2- 6 meters deep. The average temperature on the plateau is 2.6°C, and the lowest recorded temperature is -34.8°C. There are few water resources and people mostly use wells. The Juyan Lake Basin is 3,900 sq mi. It is in the Gobi Desert. Used to be 3 different lakes.The basin's boundary is formed by the Mazong Shan mountains to the west, the Heli Shan and Longshou Shan mountains to the south, the Helan Shan and Lang Shan ranges to the east and the Mongolian Gobi Altay range to the north. Badain Jaran Desert covers 19,000 sq. miles of land. The desert has the tallest stationary dunes in the world. Some of the dunes are 500 meters tall. the dunes are kept in place by an underground water spring. The desert has a bunch of lakes too. The lakes give the desert its name which means mysterious water. There is also one river which crosses the desert which is called the Ruo Shui River. Mt. Song is known in Chinese as Song Shan. It is located in Henan province on the south bank of the Yellow River in China. Its summit is 1, 500 meters above sea level. Mt. Song is made out of several smaller mountains. The mountain is one of the sacred Taoist mountains of China, and contains important Taoist temples such as the Zhongyue Temple. The Taoist tradition is when you live in harmony with the Tao or "the path". It formed 2.5 billion years ago. The earliest signs of life in China was 1.36 million years ago. They know there were people living then because they found tools at Xiaochangliang site. The Xia Dynasty was the first dynasty of China. It was created at about 1, 600 B.C. There were 13 generations and 16 kings in Xia dynasty.In recent years, many huge palace, mausoleum and bronze have been unearthed. Shang dynasty is also called Yin dynasty. It has been said that the ruler of the Shang Dynasty over through the ruler of Xia Dynasty. The Shang Dynasty existed from the years 1700 B.C. to 1027 B.C. During the Shang Dynasty the people had very complex bronz art and tools. When a ruler in the Shang Dynasty died they were buried with some of there possessions. The The Zhou Dynasty originated from the Zhou clan. Zhou dynasty has lasted for a long time from 1027B.C. to 221B.C. The achievements during the Zhou Dynasty in economy, politics, science and culture, were much more illustrious than any which occurred during the Shang Dynasty. The Chinese believe that the year you were born in gives you special characteristics from an animal. Depending on what year you were born in. The next Dynasty was the Quin Dynasty and it lasted from 221 B.C. to 207 B.C. During this time the chinese were unified for the first time. To stop critiscim to the way that the kings ruled, many kings banished and killed the scholars and burned their books.In order to protect their country they made the great wall of China by connecting four walls during the Western Han, Sui, Jin. and the Ming periods. The Han Dynasty was also very important. After Qin was overthrown by the peasants, 2 leaders fought for control of the empire. Liu Bang won and became the ruler. As leader, he released some of the harshest laws and the Confucian Scholars were welcomed back. They became more literate and invented 2 of China's greatest inventions: paper and porcelian. So when ever you write an essay, thank the Chinese Han Dynasty for the paper. During the Han Dyasty the chinese starting exporting silk to Europe on the silk road. The Jin Dynasty lasted between 265 A.D. and 420 A.D. They governed about thirty million people. The Sui Dynasty went during the years 581 A.D. and 618 A.D. Before the Sui Dynasty, China had been in complete and total chaos. The Sui Dynasty lasted for only 38 years. This was because the government was always at war and was tyrannical. The Song Dynasty was also very interesting. It went on from 960 A.D. 1125 A.D. The Terracotta Army was made to protect the Emperor in his after life. The clay statues, dating from the third century B.C. were discovered in 1974 by some farmers. The figures were given their height based on there rank in the military. There are warriors, horses, and chariots. There were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. Mao Zedong killed more of his own people than Hitler. He killed 40,000,000 people while he was in charge. He was a Chinese communist revolutionary, political theorist and politician
Foods in China are noodles,rice,tea, dumplings, and more. They eat with chopsticks instead of silverware like us. Shark fins, seaweed, frogs, snakes, and even dog and cat are some of the more exotic foods they eat in China. Traditionally there are eight main families of dishes, namely Hui (Anhui) Yue (Cantonese) Min (Fujian) Xiang (Hunan) Yang (Jiangsu) Lu (Shandong) Chuan (Szechuan) Zhe (Zhejiang) The End The Life Expectancy of an average citizen from China is: Male-72.82 Female-77.11 The Literacy Rate in china as of right now is: Male-95.7% Female-87.6% Average-91.6%