A Cultural Analysis of The People's Republic of China

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If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.

Chinese Proverb

General Overview1

Historical Background2

Religion and Values3

Communication System7

Cultural Foundations8

Business Framework9

Learning Processes11

Food Fashion & Fun12

20 Interesting Facts about China13

Works Cited14

General Overview

China differs from other cultures by its wide range of topics such as government, religion, ethics, etc The People's Republic of China (Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo) is located in the Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. With a total area of 9,596,960 sq. Km, borders with: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam.

World's fourth-largest country (after Russia, Canada, and US) with the Mount Everest on the border with Nepal. Three river valleys, the Haung, the Chang, and the Xia split China into three parts. Most of the rest of China is covered with mountains or is very dry and hilly. On the northwest border of China there is a huge, cold desert called the Gobi. A lot of the features of China have kept itself isolated so they have grown all by itself without much outside activity. The clime is extremely diverse, tropical in south to subarctic in north. The country suffers frequent typhoons (about five per year along southern and eastern coasts), damaging floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and droughts.

The Republic of China is governed by a communist state whose president is Jiang Zemin. The capital Beijing...