China is a country on the eastern side of the world.
The east and south made up of fertile lowlands. The west and north are made up of basins, highlands and plains.
Weather varies from tropic to subartic.
Cheongsam- tightly fitted, straight collar, slits and buttons
Changshan- equivalent of cheongsam but for men, coat or shirt
Kimono- piece of traditional clothing, wrapped around the bodies (sometimes many layers), secured by a belt
China Floods -1931 - 3/4 million deaths
Yellow River Flood- 1887- 0.9/2 million deaths
Shaanxi Earthquake - 1556- 0.83 million deaths
These 3 are in the top 10 deadliest natural disasters in the world, china also regularly has many disasters including floods, draughts, wildfires, and forestry.
China has many traditional foods and a certain style called chinese. Some traditional dishes in China are; sweet and sour pork, gong bao chicken, stir fry, wontons, dumplings, and springrolls.
China is a republic so it is run by many branches of the community.
MAIN LANGUAGE: Mandarin Chinese
MAIN FOREIGN LANGUAGE: English and Portuguese
REGIONAL LANGUAGES: Shanghainese, Gan, Foochow,Hakka, etc.
Confucianism - is a religion of optimistic humanism but is also a philosophy- indigenous but not a national religion
Christianity- 33 million followers
Buddhism- 185 followers
Taosism- 12 million followers, but more than a 100 million have taken part in Taosism activities
There are 7 main legal holidays in China;
New Years Day- Jan. 1- celebrates the turn of the traditional Chinese calendar
Chinese New Year- depends but falls between Jan. 21- Feb. 20- celebrates the start of the new year
Qingming- Apr. 4/5- is a day for paying respect for the dead bur also is closely related to agriculture
May Day- May 1- celebrates start of the spring plus workers
Dragon Boat-Sunday, starts May 28 and ends on May 30- celebrates the life and death of the Chinese scholar Qu Yuan
Mid Autumn Day- Aug. 15- gets its name from when it is celebrated and it is when the moon is the roundest and brightest
National day- Oct. 1