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KALEIDOSCOPE #7: CHINA - Land of Dragons and Beijing Olympics
8/12/2008 2:37:46 PM

 

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KALEIDOSCOPE
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(Georgios Paraskevopoulos)


PEOPLES REPUBLIC

OF CHINA

                  

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Arise! All who refuse to be slaves!
Let our flesh and blood become our new Great Wall!
As the Chinese nation faces its greatest peril,
All forcefully expend their last cries.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
May our million hearts beat as one,
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
March on! March on!
On!

(Lyrics: Translation: obtained from Wikipedia)


 

Click above - a turist trip to China


Geography
China's land drops off in the escarpments eastward to the ocean, letting in humid air currents and leading many rivers eastward.

 

Population
China is the most populous country in the world, with 1.25909 billion people at the end of 1999, about 22 percent of the world's total. (Hong Kong, Taiwan Province and Macao  excluded, Special Administration).

The population density in China is 130 people/ km2.

Males 50.8 %, females 49.2 %.


My Dream

Enjoy - Handicaped Chinese Children's Contribution


Ethnic Groups
The largest ethnic group is the Han Chinese, who constitute about 91.9% of the total population. The remaining 8.1% are Zhuang (16 million), Manchu (10 million), Hui (9 million), Miao (8 million), Uygur (7 million), Yi (7 million), Mongolian (5 million), Tibetan (5 million), Buyi (3 million), Korean (2 million), and other ethnic minorities.

Language
There are seven major Chinese dialects and many subdialects. Mandarin (or Putonghua), the predominant dialect, is spoken by over 70% of the population. It is taught in all schools and is the medium of government. About two-thirds of the Han ethnic group are native speakers of Mandarin; the rest, concentrated in southwest and southeast China, speak one of the six other major Chinese dialects. Non-Chinese languages spoken widely by ethnic minorities include Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur and other Turkic languages (in Xinjiang), and Korean (in the northeast).


Capital: Beijing (Peking)

Welcome to Beijing - Click above


Shanghai -A cosmopolitan town


A tour of Shanghai - Click above


Hong Kong - Searching for heaven


Welcome to Honbg Kong - Click above


 

Terrain

China has a diversity of land formations including mountains, hills, highlands, plains and basins. The highlands and hill regions account for 65 percent of the country's land mass. The highest mountain peak is Qomolangma (Everest), 8,848 metres above sea level; the lowest point is the Turpan Basin, 154 metres below sea level.

Major mountains: Himalaya, Kunlun Mountains, Tien Shan

Major rivers: Yangtze, Yellow River, Mekong

 

HISTORY OF CHINA

China, with a recorded history of 5,000 years, was one of the world's earliest civilizations. China was one of the countries where economic activity first developed. As early as 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, people in the Yellow River valley had already started farming and raising livestock.

 

In the 21st century B.C., China established a slave society with the founding of the Xia Dynasty, thereby writing a finale to long years of primitive society.


In 221 B.C., Qin Shihuang established China's first centralized autocracy, the Qin Dynasty, thereby ushering Chinese history into feudalism, which endured in a succession of dynasties until the Opium War of 1840.


This is China -Click above


The Bourgeois Democratic Revolution of 1911 led by Sun Yat-sen toppled the rule of the Qing Dynasty, putting an end to more than 2,000 years of feudal monarchical systemm.


Potala Tibet - Spirit of Buddha


Click above - Lhasa and other places in Tibet.


CHINESE DYNASTIES

Xia Dynasty 21st century BC-16th century BC

Shang Dynasty 16th century BC-1066 BC

Zhou Dynasty:

Western Zhou 1066 BC-771 BC

Eastern Zhou 770 BC-476 BC

Spring and Autumn 770 BC-221 BC

Qin Dynasty 221 BC-206BC

Han Dynasty:

Western Han Dynasty 206 BC-23 AD Eastern Han Dynasty 25-220 The Three Kingdoms: Wei 220-265, Shu Han 221-263, Wu 222-280 Western Jin 265-316

Eastern Jin 317-420

Southern and Northern Dynasty:

Southern Dynasty 420-589, Northern Dynasty 386-581

Sui Dynasty 581-618

Tang Dynasty 618-907

The Five Dynasties 907-960

Sung Dynasty:

Northern Sung 960-1127, Southern Sung 1127-1279

Liao Dynasty 907-1125

Western Xia Dynasty 1032-1227

Jin Dynasty 1115-1234

Yuan Dynasty 1271-1368

Ming Dynasty 1368-1644

Qing Dynasty 1644-1911

Republic of China (Guo Ming Dang) 1912-1949

The People's Republic of China 1949-the present

 

OLYMPIC GAMES 2008 in Beijing - WE ARE READY

We are ready - Enjoy the 29th Olycmpics - They may be the last
Kindly regards
Georgios
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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #7: CHINA - Land of Dragons and Beijing Olympics
8/12/2008 3:25:25 PM

Wow Georgios,

you have done a nice job with this feature. Thank you for keeping this Award winning forum going.

Look forward to many more interesting features.

Blessings to you and yours

Pauline

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Dennis Turner

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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #7: CHINA - Land of Dragons and Beijing Olympics
8/12/2008 9:01:00 PM

That's Fantastic Georgios,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution!

Dennis

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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #7: CHINA - Land of Dragons and Beijing Olympics
8/12/2008 11:19:28 PM
Georgios,


This is awesome.


 
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Georgios Paraskevopoulos

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Re: KALEIDOSCOPE #7: CHINA - Land of Dragons and Beijing Olympics
8/13/2008 1:34:51 AM
Hello Pauline!

Welcome to China! Thank you for your comments. Of course I will keep this spirit alive.


THIS IS
MONT EVEREST HIMLAYA


You maybe can see the tops from Chennai, India


The highest mountain in the world--Mount Qomolangma (Mt. Everest)

   Qomolangma, meaning"goddess"in Tibetan, is the highest mountain on earth with an altitude of 8,848.13 metres. This figure was precisely measured by the Chinese mountaineers who reached the top in 1975.This rectified the long persisted but mistaken figure of 8,882 metres for the height. as early as 1721,in "A Panorama of the Empire",a treatise, ordered and compiled by the Qing Dynasty monarchy ,the name "Qomolangma Arlin"was demarcated at that time.

  Mount Qomolangma, known to the western world as Mt. Everest, stands at the south of Tingri county in southern Tibet, on the border of the central Himalayas, between China and Nepal, capped with accumulated eternal snow. Our Chinese mountaineers from different nationalities have conquered the peak twice since 1960.these scholars and experts in many fields have studied Mount Qomolangma and acquired a great deal of valuable scientific data. The optimum weather on Mount Qomolangma is from April to June, a golden period for mountaineers, Each year, a great number brave robust mountaineers come from all over the world to tour and climb mount Qomolangma, hoping to fulfil a life-long wish by climbing and looking out from the world's highest peak.

Credits to CCTV.com


Kindly Regards,
Georgios
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