Collection of the Best China Travel Links
With several millenia of history and a unique culture and language,
China has one of the most influential and longest running of
civilizations. In addition to its long period of imperial dynastic
rule, China has also more recently witnessed one of the world's most
audacious experiments in communism. Presently, the People's Republic of
China's land area is the third-largest in the world, and since the
onset of the reform era in 1978, the country's economic and political
significance has been steadily building.
The sites listed in each category of this selective portal page
have been chosen for their utility in providing accurate information
and resources on all aspects of Chinese culture, history, society,
politics, science, and more. Also provided are a number of news sites
and online newspapers with the most up-to-date China-related
information. Most sites are English-only or bilingual, and a few are
marked as Chinese-only.
The Complete China Travel Guide
A travel agency that specializes in China since 1959. Website contains a lot of useful tour and culture information.
Business in China
China's policy of reforming its economy and opening its markets to the
outside world has led to explosive changes in the fields of business
and commerce. Evidence of these recent developments can be found in
this selection of websites. For insight into how the government of the
People's Republic views and guides various aspects of China's economic
expansion, see the links to official ministries and other financial
institutions. These links constitute about half of those listed on this
page. The other sites provide a variety of information on China's
economy assessments of its commercial environment.
China Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC).
Features the China Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
(MOFTEC). Includes speeches, policy information, and publication
descriptions. Details individual departments, laws and regulations, and
"Chinese culture" is a broad term that encompasses China's
language, literature, music, theater, art, and architecture, all of
which have undergone thousands of years of development. In addition to
sites on these traditional forms of Chinese culture, this pathfinder
also links to sites about more recent cultural forms, such as
contemporary art and music and propaganda posters from the Maoist era.
The China Experience: China Culture Index
The China Experience explores Chinese culture with weekly essays on
topics from Chinese literature to traditional clothing to popular
festivals. Also includes a popular Chinese recipe section. It provides
rich culture related information resource, divided into various
subjects, such as Arts & Crafts, Festivals, Articles, Food &
Drink, Transportation, Script & Calligraphy, Folk Custom,
Literature, Ancient Relics, Performing Arts, Architecture, and People.
Chinese characters and culture
by Rick Harbaugh, the web site contains the complete searchable web
version of his "Chinese characters: a genealogy and dictionary" and
other culture related materials, such as "300 Tang poems", Chinese
dynasties, etc. All Chinese characters are linked to the corresponding
entry of the Dictionary.
History of China
China Historical GIS
China Historical Geographic Information System (CHGIS) was launched on
January 8th 2001, with funding from the Luce Foundation. The CHGIS
established a database of historical administrative units for different
periods in Chinese History, and will also provide a base GIS platform
for researchers to use for spatial analysis, temporal statistical
modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital
maps. The objective of the site is to create a flexible tool that can
be used to investigate geographically specific data related to China.
This page requires frames. It can be viewed in English, Simplified
Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
On-line Chinese tools
Provides tools to assist people in learning and using the Chinese language.
Recreation and Travel
CDC Health Information for Travelers to China
U.S. government health recommendations for traveling to China. Provided
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Columbus World Travel Guide.net - China
Publishing of London, England, presents general travel information
about China, located in Asia, as part of its World Travel Guide.net
resource. The information describes the area, population, capital,
geography, language, government, religion, communications, and
population density of China. This is also a good resource for those
interested in traveling to China, with information on passports and
visas, travel to, from, and within China, accomodation, currency, and
health. Clicking the "Cities" tab on the site's main menu also allows
you to access pages about Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
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