Unit 7B: Chinese Renaissance

foot-binding A Chinese custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent further growth. Grand Canal Located in China, the longest canal or artificial river in the world. scholar-gentry A class of Read more…

Chinese Colors

bai(se) 白色 (white) cheng(se) 橙色 (orange) huang(se) 黄色 (yellow) lu(se) 绿色 (green) lan(se) 蓝色 (blue) zi(se) 紫色 (purple) hong(se) 红色 (red) hei(se) 黑色 (black) fen(se) 粉色 (pink) mi(se) 米色 (beige) zong(se) 棕色 (brown) hui(se) 灰色 Read more…

Chinese and European Exploration

China looked inward, a devotion to past ideas, respect for authority and a suspicion of new ideas. Believed they had nothing to learn from the “barbarians”. China was a single nation. What is China’s culture Read more…

Mandarin Chinese Basic Phrases I

Can I go to the bathroom? Wǒ kěyǐ shàng cèsuǒ ma? Hello teacher! Lǎoshī nǐ hǎo! Right! Duì! Not right! Bú duì! Very good! Hěn hǎo! Please look at your book. Qǐng kàn shū. Do Read more…

Lesson 1 The Birth Of Chinese Cilization

The mountains made it possible for China to develop unique culture and civilization. How did mountains and deserts affect China’s civilization? River provided rich soil for farming, water for trade, and transportation. How did rivers Read more…

History – China

What was the government of China like? Ruled by the Shang dynasty, then ruled by the Zhou dynasty What was the “MANDATE OF HEAVEN” belief that when one dynasty fell and another dynasty took over Read more…

Chinese Empire Vs. Roman Empire

Chinese empire The Chinese developed a more elaborate bureaucracy to hold the empire together than did the Romans Chinese empire Chinese characters which represented words or ideas more than sounds we’re not easily transferable to Read more…

Chinese Religion

Why are ancestors so important to Chinese people? It is based on the belief of reciprocity between the living and the dead. The living have to sustain the spirits of the ancestors and protect their Read more…

Ch 15 European and Chinese exploration

.Explain what China’s “Culture of Complacency” was? (short answer) China looked inward, a devotion to past ideas, respect for authority, and a suspicion of new ideas. Believed they had nothing to learn from the “Barbarians”. Read more…

Chinese Measure words

位 wei (measure word for polite people) 个 ge (measure word for basic) 口 kou (measure word for family members) 瓶 ping (measure word for bottles) 遍 pian (measure word for diary entrees) 枝 zhi Read more…

Chinese Numbers 1-20

一 yī 二 èr 三 sān 四 sì 五 wǔ 六 liù 七 qī 八 bā 九 jiǔ 十 shí 十一 shí yī 十二 shí èr 十三 shí sān 十四 shí sì 十五 shí wǔ Read more…

Chinese 1 Animals + Measure Words

个 gè generic measure word 双 shuāng measure word for things in pair (except for gloves and glasses) 副 fù measure word for a pair of gloves or glasses 只 zhī measure word for animals Read more…

Chinese numbers 0-10

零 líng – zero 一 yī – one 二 èr – two 三 sān – three 四 sì – four 五 wǔ – five 六 liù – six 七 qī – seven 八 bā – Read more…

Mandarin Chinese-colors

红色 red 绿色 green 蓝色 blue 黄色 yellow 白色 white 黑色 black 紫色 purple 粉红色 pink 橙色 orange 颜色 color

Chinese Religions

India Pure land Buddhism came to China from this country Analects contains the sayings of Confucius Chun-tzu “superior one” or “gentlemen”, the goal of Confucianism divination the attempt to discover what underlies a present situation Read more…

Chinese philosophy

1) philosophy 1. Study of truth and/or theories 2. An outlook on life 2) reasons why ancient philosophies developed 1. To understand conflict. A. eg. The warring state(700 BCE- 221 BCE) B. eg. to understand Read more…