China in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Chinese, Cantonese, Gan, Mandarin, Uighur, Wu - Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions - Progressive Management

China in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Cultural Orientation: Chinese, Cantonese, Gan, Mandarin, Uighur, Wu - Geography, History, Economy, Society, Security, Military, Religion, Traditions

By Progressive Management

  • Release Date: 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Asia
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This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of six unique guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in China, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more. Separate guides cover Cantonese Cultural Orientation, Gan Cultural Orientation, Mandarin Familiarization, Uighur Cultural Orientation, and Wu Cultural Orientation.

China in Perspective guide contents: Chapter 1: Geography * Introduction * Area * Geographic Divisions * The Eastern Highlands * The Mongolian Border Uplands * The Eastern Lowlands * The Central Uplands * The Sichuan Pendi (Szechwan Basin) * The Xinjiang-Mongolian Uplands * The Tibetan Highlands * The Southern Uplands * Climate * Biodiversity * Major Rivers * Chang Jiang (Yangtze River) * Huang He (Yellow River) * Huai He (Huai River) * Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) * Hai He (Hai River) * Population and Cities * Beijing (Peking) * Shanghai * Guangzhou * Shenzhen, Dongguan * Wuhan * Tianjin * Chongqing * Shenyang * Environmental Concerns * Air Pollution * Coal Mining and Production * Water Pollution * Natural Hazards * Earthquakes * Floods * Chapter 2: History * Introduction * Early History * The Ancient Dynasties * Xia Dynasty (~2100-1600 B.C.E.) * Shang Dynasty (~1700-1046 B.C.E.) * Zhou Dynasty (1027-221 B.C.E.) * Western Zhou (1027-771 B.C.E.) * Eastern Zhou - Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 B.C.E.) * Eastern Zhou - Warring States Period (476-221 B.C.E.) * The Early Imperial Era * Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.E.) * Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-9 C.E.; 25-220 C.E.) * Three Kingdoms (220-280 C.E.) * Jin Dynasty (265-420 C.E.) and 16 Kingdoms (303-439 C.E.) * Northern (386-581 C.E.) and Southern (420-589 C.E.) Dynasties * The Middle Dynasties * Sui Dynasty (581-617 C.E.) * Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) * Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (907-960 C.E.) * Liao Dynasty (916-1125 C.E.) * Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 C.E.) * Southern Song (1127-1279 C.E.) * Jin Dynasty (1115-1234 C.E.) * The Late Dynasties * Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 C.E.) * Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 C.E.) * Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 C.E.) * Opium Wars * Imperial Breakdown * Republican China * New Government Emerges * Nationalist-Communist Alliance * Civil War * The People's Republic of China * Transition to Socialism * Cultural Revolution * Market Reforms Introduced * The 1989 Democracy Movement * Economic Reform Accelerates * Recent Developments * Timeline * History Assessment * Chapter 3: Economy * Introduction * Agriculture * Industry * State-Owned Enterprises * Township-Village Enterprises * Banking * Foreign Investment * Trade * Exports * Imports * Energy and Resources * Coal * Oil * Natural Gas * Hydroelectricity * Nuclear Power * Mineral Resources * Standard of Living * Tourism * Transportation * Business Outlook * Economy Assessment * Chapter 4: Society * Introduction * Ethnic Groups * Languages * Population and Distribution * Gender Issues * Media * Traditions: Holidays and Celebrations * Cuisine * Diversity, Banquets, and Balance * Northern (Mandarin or Beijing): Traditional * Eastern School (Huaiyang): Vegetables and Meat * Southern School (Cantonese): Dim Sum and More * Western School (Sichuan, Hunan, and Yunnan): Spicy * Religion * Formal Worship Practices * Traditional Philosophies and Religions * Confucianism: Virtues and Structure * Taoism (Daoism): Harmony * Buddhism: From Suffering to Enlightenment

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