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Development and Interaction Between Cultures of Ancient China to Present Day China

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Jenny Oh

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Transcript of Development and Interaction Between Cultures of Ancient China to Present Day China

Development and Interaction Between Cultures of Ancient China to Present Day China Introduction Conclusion During the ancient times, China struggled with political and economical crisis and at one point closed all its doors and turned to communism. Over the coarse of many years, China experienced a major cultural shock.Today, China dominates when it comes to education,sports and economic strength. Gender inequality - only boys get to go to school
Women were not allowed to practice ancestor worship also they were not allowed to take the entrance exam and therefore were not in government services
Only very few elite girls who had fathers that were scholars had the opportunity to learn from their father
A great number of chinese elite males went to school
They were taught the teachings of Confucianism
However, majority of male commoners did receive education
Instead, they started working at a very young age. The Past Education Present Day Throughout ancient chinese history, china encountered many ups and down. It faced economic downturns but encountered much of prosperity and embellishment. Today, china is the worlds fastest growing country and has prevailed in education, sports and economic strength Both men and women receive free education
Each students are taught language arts, social studies, math, health and science
The ministry of education estimates that 99.7% of the population in china has achieved 9 year basic education
China is still trying to increase the quality of education through a curriculum reform
Teachers consistently still remain a highly respected profession in China
High schools dedicate years of preparation for the Nationwide College Entrance Exam similar to the SAT
In 2010 Shanghai has surpassed their peers in the rest of the world in math science and reading by a wide margin
Their achievement was a sign of the Chinese education growth over the past few decades Sports Education Sports In 1932 at Los Angeles Olympic was the first time China competing in the Olympics
In the first year that China joined the Olympics they managed to win 32 medals
since then they were able to win the most amount of medals in the Olympics
Since Chinese first diving medals in 1984 the Chinese improvement has been stunning
China's divers has won 20 out of 32 possible golds
Accomplished winning 38 out of 96 possible medals for diving
In synchronized diving China won 5 out of 8 gold medals awarded Chinese sporting events were meant to foster individual virtue and social harmony
Intended to support the social hierarchy
Popular sports that were played in Ancient China were swordsmanship and , hockey, baixi (acrobatics), archery Economic Strength china's annual GDP growth rate is 9.9%
Chinese economy had rapid transformation since 1978
Opened it's doors and embraced the international market
Since 1978, 400 million people lifted out of poverty
Literacy, life expectancy and infant mortality rate rose dramatically
Substantial individual and government saving led to available sufficient cash
Second largest economy in the world Economic strength Ancient China traded through the trade route: Silk road
They traded with people from Central Asia ,Mediterranean, Middle East and parts of Europe providing them with silk and getting lapis lazuli, coral, jade, glass, and pearls in exchange.
Ancient Chinese fished, farmed, irrigated land
Ancient Chinese invented things such as, wheel barrows, porcelain, decimal system, gunpowder, compass, paper and many more.
Major development og Ancient China was the use of iron mold board plows, this technology spark the abundance of food
An efficient technique of row planting that helped crops grow faster and stronger without lots of damage was invented by the Chinese First Dynasties: second millennium BC ~ 221BC Xia Dynasty
Shang Dynasty
Zou Dynasty no written record 211BC ~9AD Qin Dynasty
Han Dynasty China is one of the world's oldest civilizations. Ancient philosophies such as Confucianism and Taoism expressed ideals that competitions had to be conducted fairly and peacfully Some ancient chinese competitions put individuals in a "life or death " situation in where an individual must kill the opponent. Mental and intellectual competition flourished in Ancient China such as chess and other strategic board games
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