Lesson 2: China

We begin our tour of East and Southeast Asia in the most obvious place: China. A billion people strong and growing, China is an economically and militarily powerful behemoth that is overwhelming in almost every way.

OVERVIEW: Let’s romp into China’s past and take a tour of our favorite dynasties — Zhou, Qin, Han and beyond.

MUSIC: Chinese music is several thousand years young.

LANGUAGE: There are almost 300 documented living languages in China…how many of them do you speak?

LION DANCE/DRAGON DANCE: Celebrating the Chinese New Year with two exceptional kinds of dance.

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