Why are so many questions on Quora about the Chinese and China?
Sam Arora, Life long student of Chinese history, culture, food, arts
When you visit China and meet Chinese people, travel the country, and see with your own eyes, only then one may be able to answer this question.
China and Chinese have an extremely long history, most likely one of the oldest continuous civilization. Their invention from a hand grenade, printing press, to the compass is well documented, their matchless fine arts, calligraphy, silk industry, cultured pearls, and jade jewelry are the pride of the world. You could ask and answer millions of question/s on Chinese food, and now Chinese food is becoming world food all around the globe.
Through these pictures, I will lay down the length and breadth of Chinese achievements in the ancient to modern times.
These are school children seem to be very healthy, disciplined and well behaved on school trip near Turtle Head Lake, my wife and I were very impressed with these school kids, they were very polite, and waved at us repeatedly with genuine respect with affectionate gestures. Sue, due to motherly love could help but yell, Sam takes pictures, I loved to take a picture, due to their ultimate show of respect and gestures towards us
This building to the best of my knowledge is in the Shanghai area, and I took this picture from a moving bus. My wife Sue and I were stunned solid, to see the beauty and architecture marvel of the 21 the century.
This Pagoda is visible at the end of Lake Hangzhou, on a mountain, it is merely a Heavenly scene.
There are magnificent buildings in Shanghai, and some are totally out of this world with world level architect. This is a random snapshot of some of the stunning structures near downtown Shanghai, (This are approximate locations). In my next trip which we are going in November will make more notes. For me, Chinese culture, history, achievements, food, reverence for Lord Buddha, humbleness, are achievements for the entire humanity. It is a lesson for me, how much can be achieved by pure hard work, in spite of all the hostility, negativity, I for one salute Chinese and China, for teaching me what can be performed at the personal level also. My tribute to China and Chinese, my grandkids will be going to China and learning Mandarin to start with then we go from there.