Discovery of China

Wendy Thao | Period 3


1. Government
  • Divided among four bodies: Legislative branch, Executive branch, Judicial branch, and Military branch.
  • President of China: Xi Jinping.

2. Language

  • Chinese literature was written during the Ming and Qing dynasty.
  • 7 main dialects: Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Wu, Min, Xiang and Gan.

3. Religion

  • A communist state.
  • The three teachings had a significant role in shaping Chinese culture.

4. Arts and literature

  • Extended thousand years ago from the earliest record dynastic.
  • Poetry is Chinese principal genre of literature; early folks established forms that crystallized during the Han dynasty and dominated for the next 1,200 years.
5. Economic
  • Largest exporter and importer of goods.
  • Worlds second largest economy by nominal GDP.
6. Social organization
  • Extensive history stems from the feudal society of imperial china.
  • Divided into four classes: Landlord, Peasant, Craftsmen, and Merchants.
7. Customs and literature
  • Largest festival marks the beginning of Lunar New Year.
  • The Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin) is observed on its birthday by visiting Taoist temples.


  • Most people in china live in the East.
  • China covers about 9,572 square km including almost all of east china.
  • Mount Everest is on the border between china and Nepal.
  • China can be divided into three major regions. ( South-west, North-west, and East)
  • Xiling gorge is a part of the Three Gorges Region of China's Yantze River.
  • More than 1/6 of all people in the world lives in china.
  • Third largest country in the world base on populations.
  • The Great Wall of china was called the longest cemetery in the world.
  • Emperor Qin (the first emperor in china)thought of the idea to build the Great Wall.
  • China's Great Wall has no maps or anything of where parts of the missing walls are.


Venn diagram

China Vs Japan


1. Chinese civilization is one of the oldest in the world.

2. Maintains the world largest standing army.

3. Has 33 administrative units directly under the central government.

4. Can be divided into three major regions.

5. Communist dictatorship.

6. Life expectancy: 74.99 years

7. World most populous country in East Asia.

8. Called "land of the dragons and emperor"

9. 4,000 years of recorded history.

10. Is named after the first great Chinese empire; The Qin dynasty.


1. Literacy rate: age 15

2. Most developed internet and electricity usage.

3. Good importers and exporter.

4. Japan adopted some of Chinese traditions.

5. Social structure are similar.


1. Home to approximately 1/10 the population of china.

2. Isolation as an island.

3. Constitutional monarchy

4. Adopts many types of westernize technologies.

5. 4 major big islands and 3,000 small ones.

6. Called the "Land of the rising sun"

7. Life expectancy: 84.19 years.

8. More than a thousand earthquakes occur every year.

9. An archipelago island.

10. Per capita income: $37,100

DBQ answers

Great Wall of China

1. D, because barbarians did come over to china and try to take over there land and possession. Chinese people were tired of it and decided to build a wall the protect them self.

2. D, Qing dynasty because they were the one who kicked the Chinese out of ruling and was the last one who ruled the wall.

Population chart

1. B, because there was nothing for male.

2. False, male population tends to be a little bit more than female.

Internet usage

1. D, Guizhou because it's the least lightest color and it was in order on the chart.

2.B, because the internet was established with the help of Germany and Beijing.