As one of the four ancient civilized nations, China
boasts its history of five thousand years and splendid treasure of civilization.
For centuries China stood as a leading position, outpacing the rest of the world
in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country
was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. more...
Archaeological material, which has been found,
indicates that people were already living in the territory of China today one
million years ago. Many architectural miracles had been left to Chinese offspring.
They are not only the symbols of old Chinese architecture civilization, but also
the china¡¯s historical carrier of politics, economy, culture, and
science at that time. more...
Groups in China
China officially registers 56 ethnic groups.
The ethnic Chinese, known as the Han Chinese, compose 93 percent of the population.
China's minorities account for a small part of the entire population which is
only about seven percent. China has five Autonomous Regions for its minorities:
Guangxi, Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Ningxia. more...
China is a country with a great diversity of religions,
with over 100 million followers of the various faiths. There are now mainly five
religions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and other Christian
is in Europe, living is in America, but eating is in China¡±. This
saying has obviously reflected to the famous Chinese food. Chinese cuisine plays
an important role in the field of world cuisine. Chinese regard eating as an art
which is a comprehensive one combining seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and
even hearing. It is never exaggeration to say that Chinese cuisine is dainty in
its styles, esthetics, atmosphere, and effects. more...
of China: Tea and Alcohol
Tea:China is the origin
of tea. It was in the Southwest part of China that Chinese tea was
Alcohol is part of Chinese folklore and in modern China alcohol
still remains an important role in people¡¯s life. It
still appears in almost all social activities, the most common occasions
being birthday parties for seniors, wedding feasts and sacrifice
ceremonies, where liquor must be the main drink to show happiness
or respect. more...
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