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4th pERIOD|
China|
Report on China|
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Willie Thomas|
11/6/2012|

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Table of Contents

History, Culture, Clothing3

Religion, Food, Major Languages4

Bibliography5

China
History
China’s first great thinker and teacher name was Confucius. He came up with the golden rule, which stated: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Confucius urged people to “measure the feelings of others by one’s own,” for “within the four seas all men are brothers.” He traveled through China trying to persuade government leaders to follow Confucianism. Over time, he won many followers who honored him as a great teacher. China, one of the countries that can boast of an ancient civilization, has a long and mysterious history, almost 5,000 years of it! Like most other great civilizations of the world, China can trace her culture back to a blend of small original tribes which have expanded till they became the great country we have today. It is recorded that Yuanmou man is the oldest hominoid in China and the oldest dynasty is Xia Dynasty.

Culture
Much of ancient Chinese culture developed around the Confucianist philosophy that mostly showed through most of China’s history. The imperial courts were only occupied by those who had gained mastery over Confucian texts. Over the years the traditional Confucianist outlook has been challenged by different philosophies that managed to make their way to China. The Chinese civilization is one of the world’s oldest known cultures that spans over a large area of land in East Asia. China is an ancient civilization that has many mysterious and interesting aspects in its culture. Today China is one of the leading economies in the world and has great buying power in the contemporary market. It is considered to be one of the oldest continuous civilizations known to man. The writing system developed by the Chinese is the oldest system of writing to be in continuous use. The world has...
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