China: Chinese Calendar and Higher Education Entrance Essay

Submitted By Jaxiel
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China
Jaxiel Batista

Language


Mandarin



Based on Beijing dialect and other dialects



Taughts as Yuwen

EDUCATION
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Largest Education System

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9.39 Million Students entering National Higher Education Entrance
Exam.

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9 years of education

Religion
Major religion
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Taoism - Native and has a history of more than 1,700 years. Its founder was Lao tzu and its doctrines are based on his writings.

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Confucianism - Skeleton of ethical and religious beliefs

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Islam - Islam is the newest world religion to come to China. Many
Muslims say that Muslim missionaries arrived in China in the year 651

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Christianity - Christianity in China has always been a minority religion

Cultural Differences
Morals
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High values on the morals of their people. Marriage is not encouraged until the late twenties.

Respect
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Their needs are met at each encounter.

Self
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A person from China is more prone to look at how their acts affect the whole instead of how it affects them personally.

Contexting
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Nodding is used to greet somebody.
Keep gestures and unusual facial expressions to a minimum. Chinese do not use their hands when speaking, and are annoyed by people who do. Avoid touching, as Chinese people dislike being touched by strangers.
Always acknowledge the most senior member in a group first.
There is not an emphasis on emotions in China, so be careful on how often you use them.
Do not spit. Spitting is unacceptable and a fineable offense.

Society Institutions
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China educations is the largest education system in the world. On June
2014, there were 9.39 million students taking the national higher education entrance exam.

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College-age population increased to 20% since 1.4 in 1978

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The size of China's workforce declined for the second straight year in
2013

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18-24 years of age for selective compulsory military service, with a 2year service obligation. No minimum age for voluntary service

Cultural Influences
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Fascinated the West, but its emergence as an economic power has seen a new burgeoning of interest in its culture and language.

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China's government has sought to capture the zeitgeist, helping set up several hundred Confucius Institutes around the world whose overt goal is teaching Chinese.

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The number of Mandarin speakers is set to grow strongly.

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Schools across Europe and the US are offering Mandarin classes to children as young as six.

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Chinese people love to eat and China boasts one of the world's greatest cuisines. My Cultural Shock
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Population
History
Etiquitte
Communication with others.

Customs
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Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important festival celebrated all over the country. It is the first day of the whole year in
Chinese lunar calendar.

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Chinese calligraph has played a significant role in Chinese art.
Characters were pictures of objects…