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杀鸡给猴看shā jī gěi hóu kàn To punish somebody as a lesson and warning to others
给我五百五十三块gěi wǒ wǔ bǎi wǔ shí sānkuài Give me 553 kuai 请给我们些饺子qǐng gěi wǒ ménxiē jiǎo zǐ Please bring us some dumplings 请给我一双筷子qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
China has the largest population of any country in the world, more than the populations of the United States, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom put together. Read More
The concept of China as center of the civilized world came about in the Zhou dynasty about 3,000 years ago. The dynastic capital at Luoyang, Henan was considered to be the very center with concentric rings of increasing barbarism the further out you traveled. The feeling of the only 'real' civilization centered in China persisted into the 19th century when military superiority of the European 'barbarians' was proved in warfare. There is a deep-rooted feeling that the philosophic traditions developed in the Zhou period are still relevant and still superior to other systems elsewhere. Read More
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