The land here is broad and diverse. Among this immense piece of earth, one can find both farmer and businessman; mountain and plain; drought and rainfall; wasteland and farmland. It is vast, it is multifaceted. And yet these collections of disparate and dissimilar presences are bound as one, side by side with each other. They are together, they are connected. They are united, united under one name: China. It is impossible to choose a single word that exactly represents all the land of China.
The Himalayan Mountains might have “majesty,” or the Forbidden City might have “opulence,” but certainly the two are quite different and cannot be swapped. Yet there is a word that can describe all the land of China: the cities,….