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  Culture Cast / China
Nowhere in the world is the past more woven into present than in China, and no other country can boast the sense of continuity that has been bred into the Chinese people over at least three thousand years of continuous civilization.
The stranglehold exerted by the past so frustrated the young people of China in the 1960s that they were easily mobilized by Mao, assisting in his radical but ultimately futile attempt to sweep away all reminders of the past and start all over again.
On several occasions this century, when it seemed China was about to alter course, it was in fact merely ret rimming its sails.
www.imatchyou.com /china/culturecast_china_past0.asp   (443 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Culture of China   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In essence, the history of 20th century China is one of experimentation to find a new system of social, political, and economic organization that would allow for the reintegration of the nation in the wake of dynastic collapse.
Emperor Tang Xuanzong (and#21776;and#29572;and#23447;) (685 - 762), born Li Longji (and#26446;and#38534;and#22522;), was the sixth emperor of the Tang dynasty of China reigining from 712 to 756.
China's five thousand years of civilization has brought an interesting and somewhat exclusive trend, no religion has ever become the dominant force of the state, although large religions such as Islam and Christianity both have their share of followers in China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Culture_of_China   (467 words)

 culture of china, china travel tour service
China's recorded history of 5,000 years is the history of a brilliant civilization and unique culture.
Visit China's museums, you will step into the age-long process of Chinese history; see the remains of a great oriental culture, you will hear the echoes of a civilization that is one of the oldest in the world.
China's beauty lies in its culture and art, the wonders of which are for you to enjoy.
www.toptrip.cc /tour_culture.htm   (646 words)

  Yinhe Motorcycle - culture of china   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Asia Times: The politics of culture in China
Jiang urged the country's cultural workers to contribute to the revival of the Chinese nation and ward off the "backward" and "decadent" forces that will dawn on the country with its full integration in the global community.
Stirring even more anger with China's propaganda officials was the recognition awarded by the West to Gao Xingjian, a dissident writer who left China in 1987 and who renounced his Communist Party membership after the 1989 Tiananmen onslaught on the democratic movement.
Gao's plays and novels are banned in China, and his name is omitted from the official history textbooks of Chinese modern literature.
www.atimes.com /china/DA09Ad03.html   (852 words)

 Chinese tea culture: Healthier, artistic and enjoyment
China has tea-shrubs as early as five to six thousand years ago, and human cultivation of tea plants dates back two thousand years.
Tea from China, along with her silk and porcelain, began to be known the world over more than a thousand years ago and has since always been an important Chinese export.
It is a specialty from the provinces on China's southeast coast: Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan.
www.index-china-food.com /tea-culture.htm   (1601 words)

 China Economy, China People, Culture, Flag
They are basically the descendants of people who had settled in the plains and plateaus of northern and central China more than 5,000 years ago, and the people in southern China who were absorbed by the northerners more than 2,000 years ago and who had gradually adopted a shared culture with them.
China takes great pride in their cultural and artistic endeavours, which can be traced back to more than 3,000 years.
The flag of China is red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/china1.html   (612 words)

Although Mao was highly revered and praised by the Chinese, his leadership of the PRC from 1949 until his death in 1976 hindered the economic and technological progress of the PRC, directly affecting the policies and views of the PRC today.
Stemming from its roots in Confucianism and Taoism, the nature of Chinese culture is collective and stresses the importance of proper relationships and benevolence for maintaining the harmony of society.
In addition to the Chinese culture’s emphasis on building relationships, one practical reason for the importance of "guanxi" in China is that China’s laws and regulations are often not transparent across all departments and regions.
www.pitt.edu /~ethics/China/culture.html   (2066 words)

The ink never dries in China and it is not a rare occasion to have a Chinese businessperson ask for a re-negotiation immediately after a contract has been signed (Chua, 2000).
China’s culture emphasizes the development of a person with a strong, patient, and publicly unexcitable personality.
China is determined to turn its heavy population burden into an advantage in human resources (People’s Daily, 2001).
home.austin.rr.com /ombagroup1/CHINA_Business_workforce.htm   (1961 words)

 Rice Culture of China   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese culture, boasting a lengthy history, is composed of numerous sub-cultures.
Later, in southern China, especially with the development of meticulously intensive farming techniques during the Han Dynasty (206 BC — 220 AD), rice rose to occupy an important position in Chinese culture.
In ancient China, vast amounts of land, including the present middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River region and North China region, were suitable for planting rice, with most Chinese working the land in particular ways during the different seasons.
www.investchina.com.cn /english/2002/Oct/44854.htm   (1027 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Culture of China
The Culture of China is home to one of the world's oldest and most complex civilizations.
China boasts a history rich in over 5,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and scientific advancement.
Traditionalism would be challenged with the arrival of the New Culture Movement in the 20th century, which adopted Western techniques and employed socialist realism.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Chinese_culture   (740 words)

 Chinese culture, Chinese art,China education
China will provide different types of textbooks and reading materials for different levels of learners and teaching staff will also be provided with extra teaching materials, Zhou said.
China has helped to introduce Chinese as a degree course in Russian universities and supported the establishment of a Chinese language center in Russian universities, Zhou said.
China Internet Information Center, Aug. 29, 2006 - China's literary classics are losing out to popular culture as far as teenagers are concerned, according to a report of the Guangzhou Daily on August 21.
www.chinatoday.com /culture/a.htm   (1409 words)

 'China threat' fear countered by culture
China's booming economy has resulted in a worldwide craze for Chinese language and culture studies.
China's Ministry of Education says approximately 40 million people are learning Chinese as a foreign language worldwide and the figure will hit 100 million by 2010.
In China, about 6,000 teachers are teaching 110,000 foreign students Chinese, said Deng Shizhong, an international education specialist with the Southwest University of Finance and Economics.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-05/29/content_602226.htm   (535 words)

 Neolithic Culture in China
Neolithic cultures are distinguished from earlier Paleolithic and Mesolithic structures by the domestication of plants and animals, and extensive making and use of stone tools.
Neolithic cultures have been shown to have existed in southwest Asia as early as 8000 b.c.
By 3500 b.c., Neolithic cultures in the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys in the Middle East had developed into Bronze Age urban civilizations.
www.chinapage.com /archeology/neolithic.html   (306 words)

 China Culture Kit
This is a result of a large-scale minority identification campaign during the late fifties and early sixties done by ethnologists and philologists organized by the Chinese government at the advice of Soviet ethnologists and philologists.
The writing brush is made of bamboo stick with a writing head made of hairs (from goat, hare, or wolf); the ink stick is made of pine soot-based material, which is ground against ink slab with water from the nearby bowl, producing liquid ink.
China: Portrait of Change (high school) - unit focused on China in 19th and 20th centurie.
www.ethnicartsnfacts.com /culture/china2.htm   (802 words)

 Culture of China
Chinese culture, despite all of its regional diversity, was dominated by the Confucian value system.
Throughout the history of imperial China, Confucianism was the official philosophy, and mastery of Confucian texts was the primary criteria for entry into the imperial bureaucracy.
In essence, the history of 20th Century China is one of experimentation to find a new system of social, political, and economic organization that would allow for the reintegration of the nation in the wake of dynastic collapse.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/cu/culture_of_china.html   (473 words)

 Car Culture Captivates China (washingtonpost.com)
China is now the single fastest-growing auto market in the world, and the second largest in Asia after Japan.
China is now the second-largest source of such pollution after the United States.
Above all, the car is intensifying China's search for new sources of energy at a time when the needs of the world's most populous country are outstripping supply.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A38899-2004Mar7.html   (784 words)

 China Unique Culture in China
Chinese culture is rich in all of these, and it dates back thousands of years.
In the typical wedding in China, the bride will wear a white bridal gown the same as is worn in weddings in the western world.
The traditional vision of family life in China is one of a strong family unit led be the father and husband, who largely has absolute rule and control of the family.
chinaunique.com /educate/culture.htm   (1332 words)

 China Unique Culture in China
Chinese culture is rich in all of these, and it dates back thousands of years.
In the typical wedding in China, the bride will wear a white bridal gown the same as is worn in weddings in the western world.
The traditional vision of family life in China is one of a strong family unit led be the father and husband, who largely has absolute rule and control of the family.
www.chinaunique.com /educate/culture.htm   (1332 words)

 China Saving Ethnic Culture in Preservation Drive
King Gesser is just one of the many projects in the drive to preserve the traditional culture of China's 55 ethnic groups over the past 50 years.
Many ethnic cultural treasures, including documents, dictionaries and ancient books, which were on the verge of being lost have been successfully saved and published.
China has over 50 Tibetology research institutes with more than 2,000 researchers and a dozen Tibetology academic periodicals are in publication.
www.china.org.cn /english/29456.htm   (336 words)

 New car culture in China auto show
A Honda sedan is on display at an auto exhibition in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province April 12, 2007.
With other cities also planning competing auto shows of their own, China may be hurting itself by splitting public attention by having the Beijing and Shanghai events so close together, said Ashvin Chotai, who follows the Chinese industry for consulting firm Global Insight.
China leaders will have to focus on one and downgrade or eliminate the others if they want to be a premier auto industry site, he said.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2007-04/19/content_854089.htm   (770 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Culture of China
Though regional differences provide a sense of diversity, commonalites in language and religion connect a culture distinguished by such universally signifigant contributions as Confucianism.
Moreover, the Chinese people have been unified for over two millenia by the commonalities of their languages which, although generally mutually unintelligible in their spoken forms, share a common structure as analytic languages, where each concept is represented by a different word.
This has allowed China to develop a common ideographic, calligraphic script which allows speakers of different dialects to communicate with the same script.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Chinese_culture   (3721 words)

 China to Spend More on Culture Preservation
China will invest 20 million yuan (US$2.4 million) this year in national and folk culture preservation, said Vice Culture Minister Zhou Heping in Lijiang City, southwestern China's Yunnan Province.
Zhou said this at the closure of a national meeting of the Preservation Program of the National and Folk Culture of China (PPNFCC), lasting from April 12 to 16 in Dali and Lijiang, two famous tourist cities of Yunnan Province.
As a result of these efforts, China's seven-stringed plucked instrument music was listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) among the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003, after the entrance of China's Kunqu Opera in 2001.
www.chinaembassycanada.org /eng/xwdt/t85966.htm   (573 words)

 Chinese Culture Guide - China Highlights
China is a country with many ethnic groups and a colorful cultural heritage.
Chinese cuisine is a dominant branch from the Chinese culture - the core is taste while the purpose is to preserve health.
The architecture of China from the Neolithic (New Stone Age) culture to the 20th century, represents the most significant achievements of the world's longest continuous civilization.
www.chinahighlights.com /travelguide/culture   (392 words)

 1Up Travel : China - History and Culture of China.
China, one of the four oldest civilizations in the world, claims a history of 5000 years where there is a written history of 4,000 years.
China is the inventor of compass, paper-making, gunpowder and printing.
China is a land blessed with its rich cultural diversity.
www.1uptravel.com /international/asia/china/history-culture.html   (239 words)

 China-France Cultural Year
As we know, with the efforts and helps of Chinese and French governments and leaders, China and France decided to held the Chinese year in France from Oct. 2003 to July 2004, and the French year in China from autumn 2004 to July 2005.
China's State Council held a conference on preparations for a Culture Festival and established the Chinese Organizational Committee of the Chinese Culture Festival.
Beijing municipal government, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture all took charge of the preparations.
www.bao.ac.cn /SinoFran/ChinaFranceYear.html   (196 words)

 China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and the College Board Announce New Chinese Language ...
NEW YORK—A five-year plan to collaborate on a new Chinese Language and Culture Initiative was announced today by China's National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (Hanban) and the College Board.
Established by the Chinese government in 1987, Hanban is the nation's official agency authorized to promote Chinese language and culture internationally, fulfilling a function similar to that of the UK's British Council and France's Alliance Française.
Beyond the obvious benefits of cultural enrichment these tours will offer, it is anticipated that they will also provide incentives and strategies for the educators to return to the United States better able to support the growth of Chinese programs in their own districts.
www.collegeboard.com /press/releases/51453.html   (950 words)

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