Saturday, January 31, 2015

GuangHai China

GuangHai China 
          First, I had to talk about my hometown. That’s a small town called Guang Hai, but it is a beautiful town. It was the place that I grew up. I chose those images because I missed the life that I was living at China. Those pictures reminded me a lot of memory. I have been staying around at Chicago for six year. I wonder I can spend my time with my grandparents during the Chinese New Year again. The pictures that I showed are the memory about my childhood, the famous star, and the food. 
 Mantis Shrimp
           Mantis Shrimp is my favorite seafood. When I was a child, my grandparents always cook this to me. Most locals usually fried the mantis shrimp with the garlic. I will never forget the taste that I miss. 
 Tony Leung
            Tony Leung is the most famous star. I chose him because he is so handsome. He is the part of our country POP culture. Tony was making legend with other three handsome men between 1982 until now. 
 Haiyong Wubo Park
            Haiyong Wubo Park is the most important park at my hometown. I was going to this park for field trip when I was a third grade student. The name of this park meant no more storms during the navigation. People made hopes to be safe and can be survival next to the sea.  
 Martyrs Cemetery
Martyrs Cemetery is a tomb inside the Haiyong Wubo Park. There are many soldiers tomb behind the big tombstone. Those soldiers were trying to protect this town, so after the war people made them this tomb. Teacher always told us to be proud with them. 
Spirit Lake Temple
           Spirit Lake Temple is the oldest building at my hometown. It has been going through several centuries. The monks were moving to other temple during the war. Locals were trying to keep this culture, so they were fixing and building several time. Many people will go to the temple because they trusted it might help for their health and safe. 

My Cultural Identity


            I chose these images, because I love Chinese New Year, this snack, and Bruce Lee. When I lived in China, my favor holiday is Chinese New Year. For example, I got money from my family. Next, this snack's name is guangbing, and I love it. I have been eating this snack since I was eight years old, it reminds me about my childhood. In addition, Bruce Lee is my hero. He make Chinese stronger, because he changed the way American thought of Chinese people and told the world about kung fu. Thus, I love my family give me money in Chinese New Year, the snack guangbing reminds me of my childhood, and Bruce Lee is my hero.
The black Friday and Christmas are the American Culture that I have embraced. I like shopping, but I didn't know I was the guy that wait in the line for few hours just for TV. Next, I love Christmas just because I can get gifts from my friends and family.

Mid-Autumn Festival

    The joyous Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon,around the time of the autumn equinox. The Mid-autumn Festival is a little like Thanksgiving.It is celebrated at the end of the harvest season.
    The Mid-Autumn Festival is my most favourite festival. On this day,Chinese families get together. We tell the story about a lady who lived in the moon .They give each other small round moon cake .Some moon cakes have a yellow egg yolk in the middle.                                  Also Mid-Autumn Festival is my birthday. I celebrate my birthday with family. We eat the moon cake,drink black tea and enjoy the full moon together.     I hope everyone enjoy this festival. 

American Food & Egyptian Food

                I chose these pictures because it represents the Egyptian food’s culture and the American food’s culture. I chose these specific dishes for both countries because it is the traditional food and it is famous all over the world. Some of them are easy and fast to make, and some of them need a special ingredients and special ways to make them. The Egyptian dishes that I chose means that I like them a lot and I will never get bored eating them, and the American dishes means the dishes that I embraced when I came to the U.S. and I like them a lot.             

Mongolian Tradition

      There are tons of incredible cultures in Mongolia. Mongolian history has around 5000 years. Mongolians are only nation who has nomadic tradition in the world. If you visit Mongolia, especially during July you watch real Mongolian tradition food. Which is "Naadam". In the 13th century Mongolians started to celebrate this celebration for Great Empire of Chingis Khaan. My Most favorite part of my culture is mine Traditional clothing "Deel". I put Stalin`s (Soviet Union`s Leader) photo. Because you can`t survive without "Deel" in Mongolia no matter who you are.

I like my chinese culture


                                                                                                                                          Ya ying Zheng (Vivian)

This is my poster about Chinese culture.
             "kung fu" is Chinese martial arts. The genesis of
Chinese martial arts has been attributed to the need for
self-defense, hunting techniques and military training in
ancient China. Hand-to-hand combat and weapons
practice were important in training ancient Chinese soldiers.  

Panda is one of the most recognized animals from China. Regarded as a symbol for friendship and peace, these pandas have attracted many people around the world by their beautiful coats and playful nature. Panda has a special place in Chinese culture, its many characteristics and qualities of the animal are qualitAies revered by Chinese society as a whole.

     This image is from a movie called ‘kung fu panda’ that shows two important of chinese culture. The moive is very famous from all over the world.

          This is Chinese knot, I like its simple beauty. it is traditional Chinese decorative knots, and typical local arts of China. Chinese knot have had  throught over the thousand year of history, it is chinese signify. In Chinese, “knot” means reunion, friendliness, peace, warmth, marriage, love, etc. Chinese knots are often used to express good wishes, including happiness, prosperity, love and the absence of evil.

              This image is the Old Summer Palace which is also known as the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan (the Garden
 of Perfection and Light) is located northwest of Beijing and to the east of the (present-day) Summer Palace.
           This image is after ruined of Yuanmingyuan, It remained me that Chinese culture has been destroy in a
period. I think it is pain and regard for many of Chinese.


Life in Guilin

There Is a Chinese proverb said, “Guilin’s scenery is the most beautiful under heaven.” I am so proud that Guilin is my hometown. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, and Karst Mountains that jut out of the earth like giant limestone pillars, Guilin has been famous for its breathtaking natural beauty for a thousand years. Thus, the culture of Guilin is tourism.

Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city of Guilin. It got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water.
Legend of the Jade Emperor has a horse elephant, one day the Emperor took it down to earth, until he wanted to go back, elephant nostalgia Guilin scenery, unwilling to go back, went to the Lijiang River water. The Jade Emperor was very angry, pull the waist sword and striking the elephant, the elephant into the Rock Hill, namely Elephant Trunk Hill, became a sword hilt on Fugen Xiangshan tower.

The Longsheng Rice Terraces are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level. A coiling terrace line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in winter.

That is my favorite food. Rice noodles, mifen, is the most famous and popular local snack in Guilin. It is pliable but strong, fragrant and mellow, and cheap. We consume it as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Guilin rice noodles can probably be found within 100m of any town or city area in Guilin.
There are many kinds of rice noodles. Whatever the version of rice noodles, the gravy is the cream of it. The gravy is slow-boiled for several hours with various (up to 20) ingredients and spices, such as dried tangerine peel, cinnamon, and ginger.

I miss my home town so much. This is a city that you can forget any trouble with fresh air, clear rivers, different forms of the mountains, and so on. I hope you can come here in the future.

America V.S China

America V.S China

 I choose this picture because in my hometown there is no snow in the winter. When I was young, I always expected snowy during the winter. When it snows, the world looks so pure and beautiful. Chicagos winter is very beautiful even through it so cold. This picture stand for beauty winter weather.

 Chinese New Year is the most grand holiday, most families get together and celebrate the holidays. New Year is liking Christmas Holiday in China. Every year Chinese people ring out the Old Year and ring in The New Year. I think the New Year is the happiest holiday I have attend. I miss the sweet feeling of the festival.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Egyptian Culture

In this poster I put pictures about the ancient Egyptian life and symbols that are very popular in the Egyptian culture. Also, I put pictures of the early kings and queens who lead the country because most people do not know about them. The most powerful king was Ramesses II, he was the third pharaoh. I chose these pictures because it is my favorite part of my culture, and when people hear about Egypt they just know The Pyramids not more than that. Most of the pictures in this poster are places around the pyramids and some of them are inside it. Those pictures mean a lot to me because it is part of my life.

This eye calls The Eye of Ra is a being in ancient Egyptian mythology that functions as a feminine counterpart to the sun god Ra and a violent force that subdues his enemies. 

This is the letters of ancient Egyptian language.

chinese traditional culture--by zhongmei wu

Chinese traditional culture reflect in three aspect of culture: festivals, arts and buildings. China's traditional festivals in various forms, rich in content and diverse, is a part of our Chinese nation has a long history of culture. The definition of art is one of the, by shaping the image to reflect the social life rather than reality is more typical of a social ideology.

The spring festival. This is a tradition of our country folk is most grand, the most exciting festival. The long history of the Spring Festival, which originated in the Shang period the year end of the ritual worship activities.


Opera is a traditional form of drama China. Include literature, music, dance, fine arts, martial art acrobatics and performing arts of all kinds of factors into. Its origin has a long history, as early as in the primitive society of song and dance has been sprouting, in the long process of development, after 800 years continuously enriched, innovation and development, gradually formed a relatively complete system of opera art.

    China calligraphy originated in the Chinese characters, which is the most basic features of pictograph Chinese characters, the most important, it is the same with painting the object as the basis of germinal out, so China calligraphy and Chinese traditional paintings have a blood relationship.   Calligraphy is not only the guidance of Chinese painting, which has a long history and wide spread in the world; at the same time, calligraphy also had a close relationship not cut off and literature, poetry and seal cutting and other, music and dance culture of the Chinese nation and sisters



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Traditional Japan

There are tons of beautiful cultural and incredible traditional articles in Japan. What is your image of Japan? People usually answer ‘’SUSHI’’. I know, already you know that food, so I did not need to put it on my poster at all. What I want you to know is that not only things but also our traditional specialize occupations, arts, events and so on.

This is paper folding: called ‘’Origami’’ which is one of our unique traditional arts. When I wrote a letter to someone from the other country, I always make and attach Origami Crane. Actually, It is the art of folding a sheet of paper into many figures such as animals, birds and other things without using scissors. The papers are cut in a square shape are used for this, and it has been a popular pastime among Japanese children. Origami has various colors and patterns. This Origami crane in this picture has ‘’Yuzen-Moyo’’ is the name of the pattern which is used ‘’Kimono’’ that our traditional dress for women. However, origami did not start in Japan! It began in China in the first or second century, and then spread to Japan sometime during the sixth century.