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Key Terms You Should Know
Mandarin Chinese characters elevated to art through calligraphy; also popular as decoration on clothing, artwork, & tattoos.
A stone popularly used in jewelry and art as a symbol of prosperity, preciousness, beauty among other meanings.
Hongbao (Mandarin), Lai See
(Cantonese), Ang Pow (Hokkien):
Red envelopes with money symbolizing best wishes & good luck traditionally given to friends & family for celebrations, most familiarly Lunar New Year.
Ancient Chinese art of arranging space, buildings, & objects in an environment to achieve harmony & balance.
Traditional Chinese meal made up of
small plates, dumplings, and snack
foods, usually served with tea.
Sometimes imprecisely used to refer to
the dumplings themselves.
Moments In History
2100-1600 B.C. - Chinese history begins with the Xia Dynasty, the 1st dynasty in China.
1882 - The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first and only law to essentially forbid an entire ethnic group from entering the United States.
11/17/2022 - Sherry Chen, a Chinese American hydrologist, won a settlement of $1.8M against the U.S. government for wrongful prosecution & dismissal from her job at the National Weather Service.
770 B.C. - A key period in Chinese Civilization, the age of Confucius, Daoism, and legalism, marked by war and advances in philosophy, science, agriculture, and literature.
1990 - President George H. W. Bush designates May as Asian American month.
of all Chinese/English Dual Language Immersion Programs in the United States are in Utah.
households in the United States speak Chinese at home.
77% increase in hate crimes against Asian people living in the U.S. from 2019 to 2020 documented by the FBI. From 3/2020 - 3/2022 the # of self-reported anti-AAPI hate incidents in the U.S. was 11,500
different methods of Chinese cooking. The 8 most popular are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan,
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Kung Fu traditionally did not have belt levels. Modern Kung Fu now often includes ten belt levels.