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Adam Lee Hour 3

Geography

  • Most of China's people live in the east
  • Highlands in the West, low in the east
  • Largest mountain, Mount Everest (29,035 ft tall)
  • China has intense seismic activity
  • Tien Shan - depressions divided into two major ranges, the northern range and southern range
  • 50,000 rivers
  • Qiangtang, 16,500ft, called the roof of the world, located in the Plateau of Tibet
  • Water distributions are uneven
  • Drizzles in the hilly area to the south and morning fog is common
  • Siberian air mass, cold and dry

Culture

Seven Elements of Culture

Religion- Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and all religions are family oriented

Gov.
- China is named after Emperor Qin (first emperor to build the wall), China is known as the "Middle Kingdom"

Customs/Traditions
- Chinese New year, Oct 1st is the founding of China and is celebrated

Language- 7 Different languages spoken in China (main languages), Over 40,000 different characters called mandarin

Social Organization- Nuclear Family, Women have the same power as men

Economic System- Renminbi is the currency, second largest economy

Arts and Lit.- Dances are performed with weapons or bare hands, Ancient myths and legends are shared with children

DBQ

Questions

  1. Which Religion is the most popular?
    A.Traditional Ethnic B. Non-Religious C. Muslim D. Christian
  2. Why might you think that non-religion is important in China?

China Vs America

China

  • Lit. Rate of 91%
  • Chinese
  • Very few traffic laws
  • The host orders all of the meals
  • Buddhism
  • Smiling means to apologize
  • Ruled by Prime Minister
  • Mountains and deserts
  • Xl Jinping - Chief of State
  • Located in Asia

America

  • Lit. rate of 99%
  • English
  • Strict traffic laws
  • When ordering, everyone gets what they want
  • Christianity
  • Smiling means happy
  • Run by the President
  • Barack H. Obama
  • Land is more flat
  • Located in North America

Similarities

Both have the Death Penalty
Both fought the British
Gifts mean thanks and best wishes
Voting age is 18
Both countries are about the same size