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China Smart : What You Don't Know, What You Need to Know- A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language.

Author: Larry Herzberg
Publisher: La Vergne : Stone Bridge Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herzberg, Larry.
China Smart : What You Don't Know, What You Need to Know- A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language.
La Vergne : Stone Bridge Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Herzberg
ISBN: 9781611729351 1611729351
OCLC Number: 1099326947
Description: 1 online resource (182 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Note to the Reader; China's Past; 1. Origin of the Word "China"; 2. The Great Wall; 3. The Imperial Examination System; 4. Two Bloody Civil Wars; 5. Empress Wu: China's Queen Elizabeth I?; 6. Hua Mulan; 7. Foot-binding; 8. Zheng He the Sailor; 9. All the Tea in China; 10. Silk Production; 11. Porcelain; Classic Chinese Texts; 12. Great Chinese Inventions; 13. Martial Arts; 14. The Real Origins of Bonsai, Tofu, and Koi; 15. The U.S. Opium Trade with China; 16. The First Educational Mission; 17. Chinese Immigration to the U.S.; 18. Chiang Kai-shek 19. The Legacy of Mao ZedongChina's Society, Culture, and Language; 20. Terms for Family Members; 21. Holidays; 22. The Chinese Written Language; 23. The Chinese Spoken Language; 24. Chinese Dialects; 25. Chinese Surnames; 26. Chinese Names in Western Media; 27. Sayings You Thought Were Chinese ... But Aren't; 28. Lucky and Unlucky Numbers; 29. Dragons in Chinese Folklore; 30. Ethnic Groups in China; China: Provinces with Major Cities and Capitals; 31. Differences Between Chinese and Japanese Cultures; China Today; 32. The Communist Party; 33. The Chinese Military; 34. China's Population 35. China's Biggest Cities36. Economic Growth and the Rise in Personal Income; 37. Gender Equality; 38. Marriage and Divorce; Famous Figures in Chinese History; 39. The LGBTQ Community; 40. China's Youth; 41. Gaokao: The College Entrance Exam; 42. Favorite Music for Young People; 43. Popular Films; 44. Sports; 45. Automobiles; 46. Pollution; 47. Religion; Major Political Leaders of the 20th and 21st Centuries; 48. Chinese Students in the U.S.; 49. Are Chinese-American Restaurants Chinese?; 50. American Fast Food in China; 51. Most Chinese Don't Eat Dog Meat!; 52. High-speed Railways 53. China's Cashless Society54. The Internet and Social Media; 55. Social Change and New Laws; 56. The Arts and Western Classical Music; 57. Wildlife in China; 58. China's Top Spots for Scenic Beauty; 59. China's Emerging Role in the World; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover

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