The 4th graders asked if we could ask in a village "How long has China been a nation?" That is a complicated question. Because it involves some political sensitivity we didn't ask it of the villagers. But a brief answer is that China has a 5000 year history mostly with many dynasties and rulers. More recently, from 1911 - 1949 China was known as the Republic of China. Then in 1949 more changes took place and the nation became The People's Republic of China. That is still the official name of China.
St. Paul' students - keep those questions coming.
Tomorrow we visit a Buddhist Temple and have our last few miles on the bikes. We have a good wifi connection here in Longshan and so you should be able to see some pictures of our adventures.
Steve Schedler, DCE
Director of Jerusalem & Ends of the Earth Ministries
St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School
San Diego 858-272-6363