China: A Very Brief Country
is one of the more interesting destinations a traveler can visit.
China is a country with a long and rich history. It is ancient,
mysterious and full of surprises. In terms of land mass it is the
3rd largest country in the world. In terms of population it is the
largest. China offers the visitor the opportunity to visit world
class cities, traditional towns and villages, and out of the way
areas. Additionally China is home to an incredibly diverse variety
of terrain, climate and natural attractions. You could spend months
in China only to find that you have barely scratched the surface
of this endlessly interesting country.
you are interested in history and culture, then China will be a
great destination for you. The earliest Chinese dynasty was founded
over 4,000 years ago. As you travel through China you can find vestiges
of Imperial China in every corner. China was ruled by an emperor
up until 1911 when a revolution headed by Sun Yat-sen overthrew
the monarchy. After a period of instability the People's Republic
of China was founded in 1949. Since that time China has been on
a path of modernization. This trend towards modernization has really
taken off in the 1990's and will be very apparent to any visitor
to places such as Beijing or Shanghai.
is home to many different ethnic groups each with their own culture
and very distinctive customs. As you spend time in China you will
have a chance to meet and see some very interesting groups and places.
During your time in China you will also be exposed
to various Chinese arts and crafts including: calligraphy, paintings,
silks, embroidery, pottery and more.
You are also sure to enjoy the various types and
styles of food when you visit different parts of this vast country.
Whatever your reasons are for deciding to study
and learn Chinese in either Beijing or Shanghai, we are confident
that you will have a fantastic experience in China.
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