The Great Brochure of China

Sam Edwards


Arts & Literature

-The name "China" comes from China's first emperor, Qin Shi. (Pronounced 'chin')

-Cricket fighting is a popular amusement in China


-China is a communist government

-Chinese call China the "Middle Kingdom" because they believe it is in the middle of the world


-China has 7 different languages throughout its country

-China's official language is Mandarin


-90% of China is Han, or ethic Chinese

-Other popular religions are Mongols, Tibetans, and Tajik

Customs & Traditions

-The color 'Red' symbolizes happiness, comonnly used in festivals or parties

- A popular celebration, the 'Spring Festival' marks the beginning of the lunar year


-China's economy grew 7 times as fast as USA's over the past decade

-China is 19.1% of the world's population

Social Organization

-Extended family is traditional in China

-In China, arranged marriages are traditional


-China's capital city is Beijing

-China is the 4th largest country in the world

-China holds the largest city by population in the world: Shanghai with 17,836,133

-Shanghai is 10x bigger than New York

-China has over 1,500 rivers

-The Yangtze river is the longest river in China at 3,915 miles

-The Yangtze river is also the 3rd longest river in the world

-China has over 2,300 lakes

-China holds the tallest mountain in the world: Mount Everest at 29,029 ft.

-China has over 160 cities with a population of 1 million or more

-Out of these countries, who has the third worst literacy rate?

a.) U.S. c.) Iran

b.) Bangladesh d.) Mexico

-Looking at India's literacy rate, what does this tell you about their education system?

a.) India has a great school system

b.) India has no school system

c.) India has a bad school system

d.) India has a good school system