chinese cinderella book report by Victoria Bianco
Tianjin is the fifth biggest city in China. It is one of the four municipalities directly under the control of China’s central government. It was built because of the Grand Canal during the Sui Dynasty.
Back then, Tianjin was only a small village, but by the middle of the Tang Dynasty, it had become a big land and water port for the transferring of food and silk from Southern China to Northern China. During the Jin and Yuan Dynasties, it was a town of military importance and food grain transportation center.
In 1403, the town was named Tianjin, or as abbreviated in Chinese, Jin, meaning “a port for the emperor”.
In 1404, the second year of the Ming Dynasty, Tianjin was formally named a city. Now it has a history of over 600 years as a city.
In 1860, Tianjin was open as a trading port, and became a spearhead for the base of the Western movement in modern China. Until the 1930s it was the biggest industrial and commercial city and economic center of Northern China.
After People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, Tianjin became one of the four municipalities that have provincial level status, reporting directly to the government.
Since the late 1970s, when China began to open up, it has developed significantly. Now it ranks as one of the four most important cities in China, along with Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. It is also an international harbor and the economic center of Northern China.
Tianjin is a great travel destination, with its cool sea breeze and fresh sea air that will leave you feeling refreshed. Historical relics, natural scenery, temples, churches, assembly halls, and commemorative sites of the Chinese revolution are great things to see.
The city is honored as “Building Museum” as it was occupied by nine imperial powers before the founding of the New China, leaving behind many buildings with extraordinary and exotic architecture styles.
Some of the best sights there are the Huangyaguan Great Wall, which was an important military project during the Qui Dynasty, and is located where the four cities Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan, and Chengde meet; the Jinmen Guli, an ancient cultural street with amazing buildings from the Qing Dynasty; and many other things such as the Dule Temple, the Dagu Fort, the Haihe River, and the Zonghuan Cailian.
Over all, Tianjin is a great, historical, interesting, educational, and beautiful place to visit if you are interested in places with such historical beauty.