1.What is the significance of the" Chinese Roots Trip"?
2.What kind of summer camp do you like?
More than 80 overseas Chinese youngsters from America, Canada, Russia, and other countries are taking part in a summer camp called "Chinese Roots Trip". These overseas Chinese arrive in Henan Province —Huangdi’s home province. They all wear yellow shirts, symbolising2 the fact that they are descendants3 of the Yellow Emperor, and expressing their respect for him.
These youngsters visit the hometown of the Yellow Emperor and the Family Names Square. Most of them were born abroad, or went abroad with their parents when they were very young. They knew little or even nothing of Huangdi, but now they know that the Yellow Emperor is their ancestor.
In order to worship him, these youngsters first visit Xinzheng, where the Yellow Emperor once lived, then Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang and other places, including the Yellow River, the World Heritage Longmen Grottoes, the Luoyang White Horse Temple, and other sites. By visiting these sites, the youngsters get their perception4 of China’s profound culture and history, and improve their national self-confidence and pride.
18-year-old Yang Zehua tells reporters that he left Henan for Canada with his parents at the age of five. He has never been back, and is curious about where his ancestors lived.
Tour leader Feng Huiyuan of the Atlanta School of Modern Chinese says, "We are all here in order to get to know our origins. This summer camp is a good opportunity for us to travel and to get a taste of Chinese culture."
1. youngster n.少年；儿童
2. symbolise v.象征；是……的象征
3. descendant n.后裔；后代
4. perception n.看法；见解