The Dragon's Country
By Angel Hernandez Hr3
- Second largest country in the world.
- Has the longest combined land border in the the world.
- Borders 14 nations more than any other nations except Russia
- Land scape varies significantly across its vast width.
- Two major rivers, the Yellow river & Yangtze river.
- West China is full of major mountain ranges.
- Most people live in the east ^
- Climate is dominated by dry seasons and Monsoons.
- Known well for the Himalayas.
- Most of the land is not suitable for farming.
Government: Ruled by a communist party. Current President is Xi Jinping.
Arts & Literature: The Chinese have many festivals and holidays surrounding mythology, including the the Mid Autumn festival, it is tradition to eat moon cake.
In China calligraphy is strongly recognized as art in China and many people start practice as early as Children.
Economics: China has the worlds Second-largest economy.
In China foreign trade is a major trade focus. They are also big on manufacturing. Economics dominate Chinese culture.
Language: The Chinese have been speaking Mandarin for thousands of years. How ever the many different peoples speak different dialects of the language. They all can read and write the same characters for all it is the same meanings.
Customs & Tradition: It is traditional to eat with chopsticks they have been around for more than 2000 years.
Traditional marriage was arranged and a dowry was paid to the grooms family this included symbolic items that were a must in a traditional marriage such as scissors, a pair of pillows, shoes, clothes
Social Organization: A large majority of China's workers are in manufacturing.
The government encourages social stratification.
China: history of martial arts
The genesis of Chinese martial arts has been attributed to the need for self-defense, hunting techniques and military training in ancient China. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons practice were important in training ancient Chinesesoldiers.
Detailed knowledge about the state and development of Chinese martial arts becomes available from the Nanjing decade(1928–1937), as the Central Guoshu Institute established by the Kuomintang regime made an effort to compile an encyclopedic survey of martial arts schools. Since the 1950s, the People's Republic of China has organized Chinese martial arts as an exhibition and full-contact sport under the heading of Wushu.
According to legend, Chinese martial arts originated during the semi-mythical Xia Dynasty (夏朝) more than 4,000 years ago. It is said the Yellow Emperor Huangdi (legendary date of ascension 2698 BCE) introduced the earliest fighting systems to China. The Yellow Emperor is described as a famous general who, before becoming China’s leader, wrote lengthy treatises on medicine, astrology and the martial arts. One of his main opponents was Chi You (蚩尤) who was credited as the creator of jiao di, a forerunner to the modern art of Chinese Wrestling.
The earliest references to Chinese martial arts are found in the Spring and Autumn Annals (5th century BCE), where a hand to hand combat theory, including the integration of notions of "hard" and "soft" techniques, is mentioned. A combat wrestling system called juélì or jiǎolì (角力) is mentioned in the Classic of Rites. This combat system included techniques such as strikes, throws, joint manipulation, and pressure point attacks. Jiao Di became a sport during the Qin Dynasty (221–207 BCE). The Han History Bibliographies record that, by the Former Han (206 BCE – 8 CE), there was a distinction between no-holds-barred weaponless fighting, which it calls shǒubó (手搏), for which training manuals had already been written, and sportive wrestling, then known as juélì (角力). Wrestling is also documented in the Shǐ Jì, Records of the Grand Historian, written by Sima Qian (ca. 100 BCE).
In the Tang Dynasty, descriptions of sword dances were immortalized in poems by Li Bai. In the Song and Yuan dynasties, xiangpu contests were sponsored by the imperial courts. The modern concepts of wushu were fully developed by the Mingand Qing dynasties.
A. Jet Li
B. Jackie Chan
C. Yellow Emperor Huangdi
D. Chi You
2. What is the name of the Chinese martial arts full contact sport heading?
B. Tai Jutsu
C. Do Jutsu
Wushu Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910)
China Vs Japan
- Currency Yuan
- Office terms 5 yrs
- -Gdp 11.3 trillion
- Half desert
- Population in billions
- No Video game consoles aloud until recently
- Prime minister
- Major fishing in economy
- Home to two of three of the worlds largest video game console designers
- Many natural disasters
- Open to the world
- Have an Emperor
- Speak Japanese
- Big in Technology
- Export (alot)
- Mountainous regions
- Much of earth is not farmable
- Keep tradition