Introduction of Wuhan and Xiaogan


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This is the map of People’s Republic of China, and the area marked in red is Hubei province, where TA sends our teachers.

 

 


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This is the shape of Hubei province, and the area marked in red is Wuhan city.

 

A Brief Introduction of Wuhan

 

Excerpt taken from http://english.cnhubei.com  

 

Being the capital city of Hubei province, Wuhan is an important central city in China and the political, economic, scientific & technological, cultural and financial center in inland China. The third longest river of the world, the Yangtze River, and its longest branch, the Han River, cross here and divide the city into three parts, Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang. There are 13 administrative districts in the city. It covers an area of 8,467 square kms and has a population of 8.31 million (twice as large as the population of Oregon state, which has a population of 3.87 million)

Being the technology, culture and education center in central China, the comprehensive technology research and education strength of Wuhan is ranked third in the country, just following Beijing and Shanghai. There are 30 universities, 736 scientific research institutes and 10 state level labs. The city has a solid education and technology research basis with completed facilities and strong technology supporting capacity.

Having abundant human cultural and tourist resources, Wuhan is also a famous city in Chinese history and culture as well as a city with beautiful scenes of hills, water and parks. The famous Yellow Crane Tower , The Guiyuan Temple, East Lake Scenic Zone are all located in Wuhan . The famous 1911 revolution also took place in Wuhan . Wuhan is also the transit city to the famous Three Gorges.

 

 

 

Wuhan University of Technology WUT is one of the schools that TA sends teachers to. It has three main campuses, namely, the Mafanshan Campus, the Yujiatou Campus and the South Lake new Campus, with a total occupying land area of 267 hectares. Currently, WUT has about 5,500 staff members, including 680 professors, 3 academicians of China Academy of Engineering and 2 academicians of China Academy of Science. The University owns 25 academic schools, 9 state key disciplines, 74 Doctoral programs, 135 Master's programs as well as 82 Bachelor's programs. Besides, over 36,000 undergraduates, 16000 postgraduates (including Master and PhD students), and 630 international students are studying at WUT.

 

For more information, please visit the school’s website at http://english.whut.edu.cn. And yes, it is in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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This photo tells where Hubei province is located in China. The area marked in yellow indicates the location of Xiaogan city

 

A Brief Introduction to Xiaogan

 

Retrieved from http://news.alibaba.com, and http://hubei.chinadaily.com.cn.

 

Xiaogan is a town city in Wuhan, Hubei. The city has a population of 5.2 million. Xiaogan, whose name means filial piety and pity in Chinese, derives its name from a legend, which has it that a man named Dong Yong sold himself to pay for his father’s burial and that a god took pity on him for his filial deed.

Xiaogan Ma Tang and Rice Wine are two of the local specialties that are very famous in China. Ma Tang, made of sweet rice, sesame, and other ingredients, is sweet and tasty. Xiaogan rice wine is a traditional local snack of Hubei and has a history of one thousand years. It is made from glutinous rice produced in Xiaogan through fermentation with the unique Fengwo yeast, which is handed down from generations to generations in Xiaogan. Xiaogan rice wine has a snow-white color, has a marvelous smell, a sweet and refreshing taste and an appropriate viscosity. It promotes the secretion of body fluid, warms up stomach and has a lasting aftertaste.

 

 

Hubei Polytechnic Institute

HBPT is the other college in China that TA sends teachers to. It is located in Xiaogan city, which is 50 km north of Wuhan. HBPT is a 3-year full-time higher professional education institution. It encompasses a wide range of educational opportunities within its twelve departments. Currently, HBPT offers 46 programs in science, engineering, medicine, humanities, economics, management and law. All of its programs are specialized and geared toward the industries of manufacturing, construction, management and service in both local and global economies.

 

For more information, please visit the school’s website at http://eng.hbvtc.edu.cn.

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