Chinese Culture

By Matthew Deibert


I really liked all the food, my favourite was salt and peper squid I also liked the duplings. And I had icecrem and jello, but the jello was not the best.

Chinese Sports

One of the chinese sports are track and field. It is really hard you ned to be abol to run really fast to be abol to do this sport. Another one is croty it is to pratis self defins. The last one is ping pong wich is really fun I have one in my basmint.

Chinese Clothing

These are some examples of Chinese clothing that I saw in Chinatown.

Chinese Art

Chinese Traditions

In the Chinese culture, it is a tradition to name the year after an animal. For example, the year 2016 is the year of the Monkey. My Animal is Dog because I was born in 2006. Another tradition in China is that every year on January 28th there is a new year parade that is really big. Last but not least is the tradition of Chinese Calligraphy. The reason it is so special is because there are over 3000 dialects in China. If you only speak 1 dialect and you went all over china, you won't understand what some people are saying. So you can use Calligraphy because it is the same all over china.

Traditional Chinese buildings

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Chinese Superstitions

1. If one hits another person with a broom, the hitter will get bad luck. 2. The Chinese believe that clipping toe-nails or finger-nails at night would bring ghosts to that place. 3. If a baby cries for no reason, the Chinese believe that there are ghosts around.

Chinese Medicines

Herb is a Chinese medicine, people put it into pills, teas and some times they make it into liquid. Herbal medicine is made by putting the ingredients together is a certain order.

Acupuncture is also used in china, they are small needles put into the body in certain places to help pain, organs, muscles and skin problems.

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Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)

The Chinese were an important part of building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Between 1881 and 1885, 17,000 Chinese immigrants came to work on the railway in British Columbia. Sometimes the Chinese were not treated very kind. Workers did not earn much money, they made between $1.00 and $2.50. They were paid less than white people and they had to pay for their own food, clothing, transportation and medical supplies.

The Chinese were given the most dangerous jobs like using explosives and if they died their family was not even notified of their death. They lived in tents and had to do their own cooking. Since they did not have enough money for fruit and vegetables, some of them got scurvy. Some people believe that one Chinese man died every foot of the railway through the canyons.

When the railway was finished some workers went back to China, others went to work in agriculture or mining and some continued to work for the railway. The government created a Head Tax for all Chinese immigrants. At first it was $50.00 but it went up to $100.00 by 1900 because more and more immigrants were coming to Canada to live a better life.