Tag Archives: China

Shanghai

Shanghai (in Pin-yin Romanization, Shang-hai), whose name literally means “on the sea,” is one of the world’s largest seaports and a major industrial and commercial centre of the People’s Republic of China. It is located on the coast of the East China Sea between the mouth of the Yangtze River to the north and the bays …

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What is a pagoda?

A pagoda (pronounced puh GOH da) is a tall, tower like building found in many Asian countries.  Pagodas usually are used for temples and shrines.  They are made up of several tiers or stories, and are often richly decorated. It is the Chinese and Japanese pagodas that most people know best. The typical Chinese pagoda …

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Why do the Chinese eat with chopstick?

If you are in China you might eat with two slender sticks called “chopstick.” There are several thoughts as to why the Chinese began using chopsticks, but the most likely one is because of the way their food was prepared. There was always been a shortage of fuel in china with which to cook.  The …

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What is a safflower?

A safflower is a thistlelike plant widely cultivated for the edible oitl and dyestuff that it yields.  It is a large flowers that may be white to brilliant red. The plants grows about 3 feet high and has broad, spiny leaves.  The safflower has been grown in China, India and in other dry parts of the …

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