“孝”是不是中国传统文化的一个特征？ 是的，我们中国人认为“孝”是一种固有美德，是东方文化的特征。 Is
filial piety a feature of Chinese traditional culture? Y,
we Chinese consider it an inherent virtue characteristic
of Eastern culture.
China, a husband and a wife form a family. But in
many Western countries, only parents plus children are
called family. Therefore, when a westerner says he is
going to start a family, he means he is going to have the first
manners in one culture may be bad
manners in another. For example, most Mexicans will stand very
close to the person they are talking to, which is generally
considered impolite in many other countries.
figure 13 is regarded as very unlucky in many Western countries.
France never has a No. 13 house to live in. And
modern high-rise buildings label the floor
following 12 as 14 in the US.
has as many as 29 world-level historical relic
protection sites. Since these relics are not only a precious
legacy of China’s history but also a treasure for human
race, China has always been giving top priority to
world wonders are never similar to the ancient ones
such as Egyptian Pyramids. Over the past 100 years, mankind has
seen amazing scientific and technological achievements.
These are definitely our modern wonders.
people regard mountains, hills and rocks as lifeless things, but
China’s 85 national geoparks across the country
skillfully tell their visitors this mode of
thinking is wrong and completely outdated.
Shanghai museum regularly arranges overseas exhibitions of
its collections. One of these must-see exhibitions was the
first display of bronze ware in South America in Nov.
2004, which greatly amazed Latin Americans for it
fully showcased the complete evolution
history of Chinese bronze.
visitors to China are both disappointed
and fascinated with what they see. On the one hand,
they are disinterested in those sky-scrapers or
McDonald’s and its like, which embody
the influence of foreign cultures, on the other, they are
deeply fascinated with attractions capturing the
essence of China and the Chinese.
The world-renowned Qin Dynasty terracotta warriors, around 2000
in number, proved to be an amazing achievement in archaeology as
soon as they were unearthed from Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang
spread of Buddhism from India to China between the
1st and the 5th centuries played a
remarkable role in shaping China’s cultural
aspect from the Han Dynasty all the way to the
Sui and the Tang
The prevailing influence of foreign culture
has caused Chinese traditional operas facing
unprecedented challenges; nowadays, as has
been evidenced by more and more of them
education reform stresses that education should be
quality-oriented, not examination-oriented.
This means that education must aim at improving the
students’ all-around qualities instead of enabling
them to pass the exams only.
educational resources to the outside world is an important
facet of China’s educational work. This includes
prompting overseas education institutions to enter
China to jointly run schools with China’s
counterparts, so as to provide more high-level study
opportunities for Chinese students.
China, private school education has experienced booming
development in the past two decades. Many private
schools, authorized to issue
State-recognized diplomas, are committed to
the highest standards of teaching and studying across
the broad range of disciplines. Their
faculty generally consists of professionals
of high academic standing, fully dedicated
to their responsibilities.
more and more foreigners show a vast interest in
learning Chinese, Chinese teachers abroad can hardly
meet the global demand. Statistics show, more than 25
million people around the world are learning Chinese, and 100
countries have offered Chinese courses in their
various educational institutions.
Chinese schools have instituted non-smoking
policy on campus, which covers
students, teachers, general staff, parents and
even guests. Adequate measures have also been
taken to ensure that the policy is seriously
More Chinese students are going abroad to study,
as many foreign countries, benefiting from their
high-level universities and other educational institutions, can
well help Chinese students in their higher
pursuit of knowledge.
studies are red-hot across China, usually
with long lines heading into the qualification
examinations. The rapid development of the national economy in all
fields is incessantly increasing the demand for high-level
professionals, which in turn urges the quick
expansion of graduate enrolment.
educators believe it helpful to establish a small English
community on campus in order to provide a
supportive environment for learning English. The
community should be elaborately designed, which
consists of adequate locations for English-oriented activities, so
as to students could learn well in an immersion
两校有意在教育事业领域中进行合作，暂定合作条款如下：1）A校授权B校向其推荐学生，A校对这些学生优先录取;2) A校同意B校毕业生中有准备到国外大学深造者，参加其语言课程学习;3)双方互相协助安排行政人员与教师进行互访。 The
two schools cherish the intention to carry out
corporation in fields pertaining to educational
affairs. The tentative terms are as follows:
1) School A has authorized school B to recommend students to it.
The former will give acceptance priority to the
students thus recommended by the latter; 2) School A
has agreed for graduates from School B, who intend
to pursue further studies in universities abroad, to
participate in its language programs;3) The two schools will assist
each other in arranging exchange visits of
administrative staff and faculty members.
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concentrates on probing into the correlation
between technology and economy, from the economic
perspective, with the calculation, analysis,
comparison and appraisal of the economic benefits of
different technical policies, projects and measures in order to
obtain the optimum result.
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teachers should be dedicated. All faculty members
should be devoted to the pursuit of academic
excellence and the positive development of
personal values. They should combine learning resources
with up-to-date teaching techniques to ensure that
the students progress as quickly as possible.
literature texts normally consist of a number of technical words
contained in a matrix of basic vocabulary. Technical words
generally have merely denotations, while many basic words have
multiple meanings and have their uses invariably linked with such
problems as contextual collocation, idiomatic word choice, and