Sinocademy is Frank Diebel's academic online presence. This learning platform provides Frank's students with study material, literature, and exercises to prepare for his lectures. Here his students also receive information about Frank's research and publications. Good luck and fun with your studies.
Frank offers 3 history lectures about China and Europe. The topics range from the early beginnings of civilization until today. His university courses aim at supporting a general education at master level. More here.
Studying history or philosophy usually requires extensive reading and the reception of primary sources. Frank's lectures aim at a compromise between relevant scientific literature and a low reading pensum. Read more here.
Frank Diebel's open university lectures provide a general education at master level. A successful participation requires the completion of 3 short online quizes, one brief presentation or a written test. Read more here.
Check your acquaintance with China here.
Frank's quizes in the "Check Your Knowledge" section each consists of 10 questions and are supporting the continuous improvement of his teachings and help his students and readers with the self-evaluation about their general China knowledge.
At the end of a quiz the participant will receive an eleborate and illustrated solution to each question. The quizes in the "Check Your Knowledge" section are anonymous.
You will find currently available quizes and an example solution below. Thank you for visiting and for your support by participating.
Yangtze River is the correct answer.
The Yangtze River, or 长江 (Long River), is the longest river to flow entirely within one country, and it is the third-longest river in the world. Different parts of the Yangtze River have changing names.
Headstream from the glaciers in Qinghai Province down to the Daqu River its name is Tuotuo River, or 沱沱河 (Tearful River). From there, the Yangtze River is called Tongtian River, or 通天河 (River Passing through Heaven), until it assumes the name Jinsha River, or 金沙江 (Gold Dust River), marking the western and southern border of Sichuan Province and flowing all the way downstream to Yibin where it merges with the Min River, forming the Yangtze River. Whereas the latter name, thus, represents the entire stream from Qinghai down to the Yangtze River Delta in Eastern China.