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					                    Welcome to China




    Presentation Created by Mr. Tom Quinn
Narragansett Pier School Grade 7 Social Studies
                The Land and People

• China is approximately the size of the
  United States but has five times as many
  citizens.
     World Population Comparison

1,200,000,000

1,000,000,000

 800,000,000

 600,000,000

 400,000,000

 200,000,000

           0
                USA   RUSSIA   EGYPT   JAPAN   CHINA
           Yesterday
• China has one of the
  oldest civilizations. The
  first settlements date back
  to 6000 BC.
• In ancient times the
  Chinese believed their
  culture was the most
  perfect on Earth. They
  called their land Chung-
  Kuo, The Middle
  Kingdom.
                          The Great Wall

• To preserve their cultural purity and to keep
  foreign influence out, they built a huge wall.
Some Facts About The Great Wall
• Ch’in Shih Huang Ti, the first real emperor, had
  the Great Wall built to keep out Mongol invaders
  in the Second Century BC.
• The Wall is almost 3,750 miles long and travels
  over many miles of mountainous terrain in
  northern China.
• The Wall was built by 1,000,000 people in a
  period of just 10 years.
• It is the only manmade object that can be seen
  from outer space.
      The Emperor-Son of Heaven

• In ancient times China was ruled by an
  emperor. He was believed to be the Son of
  Heaven and he lived in a beautiful palace
  inside the famous Forbidden City.
• The emperor was believed to be divine.
• He was the only person allowed to wear
  yellow .
                          The Forbidden City
• The Forbidden City is
  located in China’s capital,
  Beijing

• There are 9,999 rooms in
  the Forbidden City.

• Today tourists from
  around the world walk
  where only emperors did.
                          Today
• The last emperor was
  forced to leave the
  Forbidden City in
  1924.
• In 1949 a communist
  revolution led by Mao
  Zedong created the
  People’s Republic of
  China
China and the World
    • Today the Chinese
      government is under fire
      for human rights
      violations.
    • China is struggling with
      the problems of
      overpopulation and
      modernization.
    • Most of the population
      lives in poor rural villages.
      Many have no electricity
      or running water.
                       China’s Landmarks




The Mausoleum Of Mao      A Guardian Lion inside the
  Zedong in Beijing            Forbidden City
The Terracotta Army of the
Emperor Qi Shi Huang Di
  An Army for the Lord of 10,0000
                            Years




Over 8,000 life sized figures were buried with the Emperor Qi
              Government and Religion




The Summer Palace of the   A Buddhist prayer pagoda
Ming Dynasty Emperors.         outside Beijing.
In the Eye of the Dragon

				
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