Japanese children goes to school for 5 1/2 days a
week, 240 days a year for at least nine years.
To give an
unwrapped gift in Japan is considered rude.
The Japanese imported
Valentine's Day from the West. But put a little different spin on
it. The boys give the girls chocolate on Feb. 14, and then the girls
give the boys batches of homemade cookies on March 14, White
Did you know…?
Some of the first forms of currency in China were made
of shell, satin, or Jade.
There are 55 official minority
nationalities, and 206 listed languages.
China has approximately
a 75% literacy rate.
Only Imperial dragons embroidered on the
robes of the Emperor or his personal attendants could display five
The Chinese women have won medals at the Olympics for
their outstanding ability of weight lifting!
In China, Tiger
body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and
In China, snake is a delicacy. Some dishes
include roast boa and five-step snake, snakeskin with peppers, and
snake lemon liqueur, which is "good for a person with a weak
body". Some Chinese even check into a sanitarium for extended
Even though there are French and Italian
eateries popping up in southern China, Barbecued rat and dog are
still favorites. Others include silkworms and black beetles.
ancient Chinese consider the peach a symbol of long life and
immortality. These "Persian apples" actually had their
beginning in China, but were developed in Persia and went from there
to Europe and then to America with the colonists.
Ladies in the
high society in China once made black dye from dark eggplant skins
and used it to stain their teeth to a black luster, a fashionable
Chinese is the oldest and the greatest of the
Acupuncture originated in China more than
5000 years ago.
The Great Wall is the only man-made structure
that can be seen from the Space Shuttle and is used by scientists to
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