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Three or four generations of the same family used to share a home and eat together, but this is less common in China now, especially in cities, where many couples have their own apartments. Religion and spirituality P CONFUCIUS The ideas of this great philosopher, who lived from 551 to 479 bce, still shape what Chinese people think about the family, education, and government, and the difference between right and wrong. Confucius said that study was vital and everyone should think deeply for themselves.

Another of China’s most spectacular bird families are the cranes—graceful, longlegged relatives of herons. ENDANGERED REPTILE The Chinese alligator (this one is a baby) is much smaller than its American relative, growing up to around 6 ft (2 m) in length. It emerges from its burrow at night to hunt fish and small aquatic animals such as mussels and snails. Fewer than 500 Chinese alligators are left in the wild, all of them in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. They are threatened by hunting and by farming and dambuilding programs, which destroy their wetland habitat.

Steel acupuncture needle The concepts of Yin and Yang refer to two things that could not be more different from each other, and that need to be balanced to create harmony. For example, Yin refers to night and Yang to day; Yin concerns cold and wet things, and Yang concerns anything that is hot and dry. According to Chinese philosophy, the body needs a balance of these extremes to stay healthy. Yang is white to indicate daytime ANCIENT TREATMENT Needle inserted painlessly just below the skin Yin Yang symbol Acupuncture is a method of placing sharp needles into designated points in the body to try to relieve pain and cure disease.

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