Well, after some complications in my first attempt to post about why I wanted to go to China, I am actually here in China posting. The reason that I really wanted to visit China was to get a new cultural experience and to visit a different part of the world. I am always so fascinated in visiting new places and being able to tell others about my time there. China has always struck interest out of me. As a kid, I only knew of it as a place where many of my posessions came from. As I got older, I read about it more, saw them in the Olympics, saw athletes come and play in the US, and as of late, have watched their economy grow at an astonishing rate. China was always a country that I was curious about, but never thought I would visit or have the opportunity to go. I saw this opportunity and took full advantage of it.
The other reason that I really wanted to visit a foreign country wit hschool is that I never had a study abroad experience. After the long travel, I am very happy to be here and to be experiencing this with everyone.
The book I read was The Spirit of Philosophy. The book discussed the many different religions that are practiced by the Chinese people practice. THe main being Buddhism. OThers that were common were Taoism, Cufuscism, and christianity. The book was very interesting in learning some of each religions beliefs. Very interesting for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on religions.