Snapshots of a New China - Culture (Cultural China) : The people of China make up the heart and soul of this amazing book that contains articles from the Shanghai Daily that highlight the lifestyle and philosophy of the new China. This book covers everything from the Lantern Festival and Shaolin kung fu, to stand-up comedy and traditional doll-making. Some articles reference architecture, like the old Western-style residences of Shanghai, and some mention objets d'art, like modern sculpture, but people make up the heart and soul of this book. Discover how culture impacts the daily life of people in China - how the people think and act, the way they celebrate and what they celebrate, the crafts and craftsmanship, and the ways people entertain themselves and others. Although most people think of The Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and quaint small villages, most of Chinese cities are modern, industrial, and constantly under construction - and the people are living and growing in a culture that combines the past and present. The book shows how culture plays a part of and impacts the daily life of people in China, and how Chinese people live, think, and see the world.
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