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The painting, known as The Peach Blossom Spring, was based on an ancient poem about a trip to paradise. LEADER OF THE PEOPLE In this painting, which is titled Glorious Leader, a group of dockyard workers gathers around Mao Zedong. The scene is painted in such a realistic style that it could almost be a photograph. It was made during China’s Cultural Revolution, to encourage Chinese people to admire their leader and feel proud of their country’s industrial strength. ” CHINESE PROVERB HAND OF HISTORY rtists in china today are forming their own communities, living together in disused factories in the cities or creating entire villages in the countryside.
Dragon boat festival At this summer festival teams of rowers compete in long boats decorated as dragons. The races are noisy, fast, and furious. Originally a solemn festival to remember the death of Qu Yuan, an ancient poet, this is now a fun event enjoyed by all the family. moon cakes These sweet treats are eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on a full Moon. They symbolize harmony, togetherness, and the Moon itself. Pig 2007 new year’s eve The last day of the Chinese year is called Chuxi.
Today, Chinese people are becoming more concerned about damage to their country’s environment. There is a growing campaign toÂ€clean up polluted rivers, lakes, and air, and control the growth of sprawling cities. SAVING THE GIANT PANDA Giant pandas are probably China’s best-loved animal and are regarded as a national treasure. These slowmoving mammals roam forests in the remote mountains of southwest China, eating almost nothing but bamboo. Decades of forest destruction and poaching mean that giant pandas are endangered in the wild, but their future might finally be secure.