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Teacher set $15.00, Student Texts (15 or more texts with Teacher’s Guide), $7 a copy

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1 stop Korea (Indiana)

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Recommended because of English-speaking foreigner’s perspectives on Korea and Korean culture. As native people sometimes don’t know what they are and what their culture, it will be helpful for you to understand Korea and Korean culture through the eyes of foreigners. Topics and materials included in this site are information about cooking, expats, regions, jobs, Korean language, Korean pop, TESOL, travel, and writings. Start by “cooking” and “general Korean food info” and “recipes”. After that try to understand Korean culture through their foods. Be aware of the fact that this site offers Soul maps to get a sense of what can be seen there. This resource was written by East Asian Studies Center Indiana University.

300 Hundred Tang Poems (2000)

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Recommended because of its new translations of poems from the Tang Dynasty, the golden age of poetry in China. Be aware of the fact that this is a bilingual edition. Recommended for high school.

Citation: Herdan, Innes Taibei Shi, Yuan dong tu shu gong si ($29.99)

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A 1 Book – Japan (1997)

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Recommended because this book is a fascinating series for early readers that discusses the history, geography, economy, people, and culture of Japan. With large, simple text, maps, illustrations, and great photographs, young ones will get a true picture of life in Japan. 7 x 8.25. 48 pp. Ages 6-9. Be aware of the fact that “A 1 Book – China” is also available.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Heinrichs, Ann. Children’s Press

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A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations (2nd edition) (1991)

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Recommended because of a basic overview of Chinese and Japanese civilizations and their interconnections. Utilized in the Columbia University East Asia telecourse.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/10/02.

Citation: Schirokauer, Conrad. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich ($54.95)

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A is for Asia (1997)

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Recommended because this book introduces Asian products, cultures, and festivals in an alphabetical order. This book would be good for low elementary school students. Topics and materials included in this book are a brief description or explanation on the introduced products, cultures, and festivals, and their names in original languages.

Citation: Chin-lee, C. New York: Orchard Books ($5.95)

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A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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A reevaluation of the uniqueness of Japanese written discourse: Implication for contrastive rhetoric (1997)

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Recommended because this article challenges the features of Japanese written discourse found in contrastive rhetoric research such as a classical style (ki-sho-ten-ketsu), reader responsibility, and an inductive style with a sudden topic shift. The topics and materials included in this site are Hinds’s studies on the Japanese written language, language and culture, overgeneralization, multiple interpretations of ki-sho-ten-ketsu, and contemporary written Japanese.I would use this article to make students realize that there is a diversity of Japanese writing styles and there are similarities and differences between Japanese writing styles and western writing styles.

Citation: Kubota, Ryoko TESOL Quarterly, 33 (1), 9-35.

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A Sampler of Chinese Literature from the Ming Dynasty to Mao Zedong (1996)

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Recommended because this is a fine collection of China

Citation: Shapiro, S. (Editor and Translator). 324 pp. ($16.95)

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A Single Shard (2001)

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Recommended because this novel for young people, Winner of the 2002 Newberry Medal, is set in Medieval Korea. It is the story of Tree-Ear, an orphan who apprentices himself to a master potter. His adventures on a journey to enter his master’s wares in the competition for a royal commission takes him over hazardous terrain. This is historical fiction at its best. Recommended for upper elementary and middle school. Reviewed from Columbus Dispatch dated April 25, 2002. F8. Surprise prize by Nancy Gilson.

Citation: Park, L.S. Clarion Books. [ISBN 03978720] 160 pp. ($11.60)

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A Study Guide for The Chinese: Adapting the Past, Building the Future (1992)

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Recommended because the study guide summarizes the readings and essays in The Chinese, providing learning objectives, key terms and concepts, and review and essay questions The two books are part of a telecourse package, distributed by Great Plains National, that includes the Emmy Award-winning television series The Heart of the Dragon. For telecourse information call GPN: 1 (800) 228-4630. Heart of the Red Dragon is available on loan from the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies Asian Studies Program Video Collection. To order e-mail asa@imap.pitt.edu Study guide available from University of Michigan Press at http://www.press.umich.edu

Citation: Buoye, M. Thomas. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press ($10.00)

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A Taste of China (1984) Sue Yung Li. Masters of the Wok (VHS, 29 minutes, English)

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Recommended because the series, which won the National Educational Film Festival Gold Apple Award and a CINE Golden Eagle Award, features food but speaks also to the influences of geography and food supplies on China’s culture and development. Masters of the Wok introduces Chinese cuisine from peasant fare to highly refined imperial cooking. It opens with engaging scenes of master chefs at work in their kitchens, then moves to Confucius’ birthplace to illustrate robust peasant cooking, visits a cooking academy in Sichuan province, and concludes with an elegant banquet. Recommended for middle/second/post secondary. Reviewed from the East Asia Program Resource Lending Library Catalog of Cornell University.

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A Taste of China (1984) Sue Yung Li. Masters of the Wok (VHS, 29 minutes, English)

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Recommended because “The series, which won the National Educational Film Festival Gold Apple Award and a CINE Golden Eagle Award, features food but speaks also to the influences of geography and food supplies on China’s culture and development. Masters of the Wok introduces Chinese cuisine from peasant fare to highly refined imperial cooking. It opens with engaging scenes of master chefs at work in their kitchens, then moves to Confucius’ birthplace to illustrate robust peasant cooking, visits a cooking academy in Sichuan province, and concludes with an elegant banquet.” Recommended for middle/second/post secondary.
Reviewed from the East Asia Program Resource Lending Library Catalog of Cornell University.

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A Taxing Woman (1987)

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Recommended because this movie is a Japanese comedy whose heroine is Ryoko, Tokyo’s hardest working female tax inspector. The ruthless diligence of this innocent-looking woman is matched only by the intricate deceptions of Gondo, tax cheat extraordinaire. Ryoko discovers that Gondo owns one of Tokyo’s busiest “love hotels” and tries to audit him, but is thwarted by his hilarious evasive maneuvers. Recommended for Grades 13-16+.
Reviewed by University Center for International Studies (UCIS) of University of Pittsburgh.

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A Thousand Peaks: Poems From China (2001)

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Recommended because the poems for young readers that span 19 centuries and are accessible to children. The poems were chosen for their ability to provide insight into some aspect of Chinese history and culture. Recommended for intermediate and up.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 3/28/02.
Available for $10.95 from Asia for Kids, http://www.afk.com

Citation: Liu, Siyu & Protopopescu, Orel Berkeley, California: Pacific View Press ($19.95)

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A Treasury of Turkish Folktales for Children (1988)

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Recommended because this book contains the retelling of many Turkish folktale classics. The thirty-four stories contained in this book are excellent for elementary and middle school teachers to use in a World literature or World cultures curriculum unit. Perfect for story time or for classroom reading practice. Reviewed by Jennifer Nichols, 05/2002.

Citation: Walker, Barbara.

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A Visit to Japan (1998)

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Recommended because early readers can now tour this Country and see the famous sites, join in the celebrations, and take a peek at children in school, and learn some words from that culture. These factual books include maps, big, colorful photographs, simple text, important facts about the countries, and a glossary. A perfect introduction to these amazing cultures. Ages 4-7. 7.25″ x 10.5″ . 32 pp. Be aware of the fact that “A Visit to China” is also available.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Roop, Peter., & Roop, Connie. Heinemann Educational Books

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ABC of Modern Japanese History (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site provides information about controversial modern Japanese history from an unique perspective. This site would be good for high school students to learn about Japanese historical controversial topics such as Nanking massacre, Japan-Korean relation, and history book issues. Topics and materials included in this site are readings and excerpts from newspapers and books on controversial issues of Japan, and other useful sites for further information. Start by “At the Frontlines.” It provides readings about contemporary issues. Especially it is recommended to use an article “The Meaning of Nationalism in Japan today” discussing resurgence of Japanese militarism. Be aware of the contents, which may be inappropriate for lower grade students because of controversial issues. This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Access Asia: Primary Teaching and Learning Units

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Recommended because this resource is a collection of units of work developed in the classroom, offering something for each level of the primary school and almost all learning areas. It provides practical starting points for teachers to introduce studies of Asia or to incorporate Asian content into the primary curriculum. Ancient folk tales, Chinese New Year, animals of Asia, daily life in Japan, and Korean folk games are among the topics designed for easy integration into the curriculum. Activities are accompanied by explanations for the teacher, specified outcomes, assessment suggestions and student worksheets.
Reviewed by Access Asia.

Citation: Access Asia ($34.95)

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Along the Silk Road

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Recommended because world history, geography, and world culture classes will benefit from this unit’s treatment of the rich and colorful history and geography of the Silk Road. Recommended for engaging small group activities, which draw on many primary sources, will allow students to explore these historic routes through the lives of people who have lived and traveled these pathways from early days to the present. An adaptation of the simulation Heelotia is included. Recommended for middle school, high school.
Reviewed from SPICE website includes connections to curriculum standards.

Citation: http://spice.stanford.edu

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American Go Association

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site contains the rules of the ancient Chinese board game Go. “Beyond being merely a game, Go can take on other meanings to enthusiasts: an analogy with life, an intense meditation, a mirror of one’s personality, an exercise in abstract reasoning, or, when played well, a beautiful art in which Black and White dance across the board in delicate balance.” A fascinating glimpse into Chinese philosophy and culture for centuries. Recommended for high school. Start byWhat is the game of Go?” as it presents a rule of Go. Be aware of the fact that you can download a software that you can play Go against the computer here. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 5/03/02.

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

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Recommended because it offers a variety of cultural exchange programs and educational opportunities throughout the world for American and International students and au pairs.  Programs include study abroad, Summer Institute for the Gifted (ages 4-17), University prep, Camp America, Global Insurance Coverage, Au Pairs, and educational group tours for all ages. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Ancient Chinese Paintings (1978)

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Recommended because “Introducing the unique concepts and character of Chinese painting, this video presents a number of the finest works from the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, including four from the Tang dynasty (618-907), three from the Sung (960-1280), three from the Yuan (1280-1368), five from the Ming (1368-1644), and two from the Ching (1644-1911). This video is ideal for high-school art classes or any serious appreciator of painting arts.” Recommended for advanced middle school/secondary/post secondary. VHS, 25 minutes.
Reviewed from the catalog of the EAP Resource Lending Library at Cornell University. Instructions for loan at http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/eastasia/outreach/videoCatalog/catalog.pdf

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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh. (1993).

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Recommended because it explores environmental, social, and psychological problems associated with our push for ‘progress’ and ‘development through an examination of the breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment (ecological balance and social harmony) because of ‘modernization’. The film is based on the Helena Norberg-Hodge (founder of ISEC) and Peter Matthiessen book of the same name.

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Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

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Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Annyoung haseyo hananim (Hello, God)(1987, 110 min)

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Recommended because Byeong-Tae, who suffers from cerebral palsy, comes to the station office by mistake. He meets Min-Wu, who is caught on charge of a free ride and Chun-Ja, who tried to kill herself. Chun-Ja steals the purse of Byeong-Tae and causes trouble. The pregnant Chun-Ja gives birth to a baby in a barn of farmer, and she marries Min-Wu in a church. They arrive to the Chun-Ja’s hometown, but Byeong-Tae separates from them in order to go to Kyeong-Ju. He returns home after traveling Kyeong-Ju. Reviewed by Korea film organization http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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Anrumdaun sijol (Beautiful days) (1998, 113 min.)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) It is the summer of 1952, the middle of the Korean War. Sungmin and Changhee are best friends. They witness a terrible secret better left undiscovered at a deserted mill : Changhee’s mother greets a G.I and Sungmin’s father stands guard as her pimp. Changhee determines to seek revenge. The next day, Changhee disappears without even a word to Sungmin after setting fire to the mill where a G.I and a Korean prostitute make love. A year later, a terrible thing happens in the village. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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Asahi Shinbun Newspaper (Michigan)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site offers up-to-date information about Japan and Japanese culture. This site would be good for junior and high school students. The topics and materials included in this site are newspaper articles about national, politics, international, business, sports, culture, opinion, editorial, and Vox Populi, Vox Dei (Tensei Jingo). Start by “Vox Populi, Vox Dei (Tensei Jingo)”. This section provides daily columns translated in English, which are popular for Japanese people. Be aware of the translated column, which is usually posted in this site two days after the original column in Japanese. This resource was originally recommended by the Centers for Chinese, Japanese, & Korean Studies at University of Michigan.

Asia for Kids

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Recommended because Asia for Kids is a commercial site for teaching resources on East Asia. Topics and materials included in this site are Big Bird in China, a musical video of the popular Sesame Street character’s trip to China which features interactions with Chinese children. Start by search option to find the materials that you are looking for. The search can be done by product name, author, subjects, countries, and language. Recommended for all ages. Can be ordered for $14.50 from Asia for Kids.

Asia in Western and World History A Guide for Teaching (1997)

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Recommended because of its guide for high school teachers for ways to integrate Asia into the teaching of world history. Although aimed at lower level college courses, the essays are also pertinent to high school. Particularly interesting essays include The Beginnings of Contact and Interdependence, Images of the Other: Asia in Nineteenth Century Western Thought, Some Contrasts and Comparisons of Zhou China and Ancient Greece.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/10/02.
Available from — M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 80 Business Park Drive Armonk, NY 10504 Phone: 1-800-541-6563 Fax: (914) 273-2106

Citation: Embree, Ainslie & Gluck, Carol (Eds.). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe ($98.95)

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Asia Observer

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Recommended because named by Asiaweek as the best general news source about Asia, Asia Observer has broad regional coverage of the news from a number of regional and international news sources. It has a topical index of links as well as country indices. According to Asiaweek, “Asia Observer is ugly and has no streaming video. Yet this solo effort by journalist John Einar Sandvand achieves its goal of being a good start page for current-events junkies. The online versions of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP.com) and Singapore’s Mediacorp (channelnewsasia.com) have more depth. Asia Observer’s strength is it offers a broad regional overview.”Start bySuggested Articles” since it provides links to top stories of today from different media. Be aware of the fact that “Asia Links” offers a business-oriented web directory. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02.

Asia on the Web

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Recommended because this is an excellent overview of streaming media (radio/TV) related to East Asia on the Web. Needed software can be downloaded and instructions for this are included. Most sites are in Asian languages but there a few in English which could be accessed by U.S. students. Start byWhat’s new?” since it provides the most recent information about this website and media resources. Be aware of the fact that internet resources on Asia are also provided and organized by topics, by organizations, and by culture, nation, or region. Advanced middle school/high school. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/08/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

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Recommended because this organization attempts to advance Asia-Pacific economic dynamism and sense of community. Topics and materials included in this site are APEC brochure, economic reports of each member country, APEC activities, business and investment, community interest, publication, statistical data, and news. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/26/02.

Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) (Duke)

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Recommended because this organization was established in May 1979 as a regional telecommunication organization by an inter-governmental agreement. Topics and materials included in this site are information about APT programs, publication, topical issues such as e-commerce and Internet, and relevant links. Reviewed by the Asia Society; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Asia Society (California)

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Recommended because this makes an efforts to foster under-standing of Asia and communication between Americans and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific. Topics and materials included in this site are art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, seminars and conferences, publications and assistance to the media, and materials and programs for students and teachers. Start by “The Collection in Context” since it provides the Asia Society’s collection of nearly three hundred works of art in their historical and cultural context. Be aware of the fact that “Activities for Students” provides a list of links to the websites offering various learning activities.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

Asia Source

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Recommended because this is an online resource developed by the Asia Society to meet the need for timely, reliable, unbiased information and assistance regarding the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Asia. With a worldwide events calendar, a glossary of terms, annotated links and opinion pieces, news services, country profiles, special features, and much more. Reviewed by East Asia WWW Virtual Library. Start byAsia Profiles” since it provides maps and statistics for individual East Asian countries. Be aware of the fact that “Resources” in this site offer basic information about Asia such as Asian Holidays, Chronologies, Country Comparison, Embassies, Government Directory, and Regional News.

Asia via Web Radio / TV (California)

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Recommended because this makes efforts to present links to various Asian media stations available on-line. This site would be good for language teachers attempting to expose their students to target Asian languages. Topics and materials included in this site are a list of web links to radio / TV stations in Asian countries including India, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Korea, Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Be aware of the fact that links to Real Networks website and Quicktime viewer are provided so that you can download softwares necessary to listen to web radio broadcasts or to watch web television broadcasts without charge.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

Asia Video Reports – Japan (2000)

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Recommended because this video report was designed by this module having students analyze Japanese culture by looking at Japanese food, housing, arts, and festivals. Grades: Slavic and Eastern Europe-12. Module themes include: tradition and change, daily life as a reflection of cultural values, and transmission of culture from generation to generation. Report includes a 1Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute videotape of four-to-five short video segments on a topic, plus an accompanying teacher’s guide with readings, lesson plans, classroom activities, and Internet resources. Videos include:
Asia Video Reports Food
Asia Video Reports Housing
Asia Video Reports Arts and Crafts
Asia Video Reports Festivals
Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Asia’s Water Crisis: The Struggle within Each Drop

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Recommended because this is a documentary examining Asia’s growing water crisis through profiles of Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the People’s Republic of China. This resource was originally reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) at University of Illinois.

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) (California)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its efforts to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific and carry out activities to promote economic growth, develop human resources, improve the status of women, and protect the environment. Start by Publications” since it provides video clips and printable magazines over 50 current titles available on economics, environment, social and other sectors. “Topics” is also recommended for presentation of information about AIDS, Environment, Gender and Development, Poverty Reduction, Water and more. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/21/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) (University of Illinois)

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Recommended because AEMS offers help in locating audio-visual media resources about Asia and advice in choosing the many resources available. Curriculum materials are also available. You can search by subject, by country, or by region. Reviews are available for many of the resources listed. Start by “Guide to Using Educational Video” as this page presents information about how to find and use educational films. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 4/15/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/17/03.

Asian Film Connections (Texas)

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Recommended because Recommended as this site attempts to give exposure to Asian films, encourage joint ventures, and provide new educational resources. Topics and materials included in this site are a list of all films made in China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, including basic information such as synopses, filmmakers, cast, length, format, and availability of prints, eight to fifteen highlighted films and directors from each country, with detailed information and video clips, a list of all internationally awarded films of each country from 1988 on Reviews, essays, interviews and filmographies, plus reprints from Asia’s leading film journals, such as Cinemaya, press kits and contact information, and links to other relevant websites.
This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas.

Asian Studies – Syllabus and Bibliography Collection Online (Stanford)

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Recommended because the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) Syllabus and Bibliography Collection Online was created to make the materials immediately available to faculty and scholars throughout the world, and in so doing, attract submissions for possible additions to the database from an international audience of persons already teaching Asian studies programs who want to share their syllabi, lesson plans, etc. The Collection is unique, and now includes items in virtually all humanities, social science, and business fields. Start by any topic that you need to teach.
This review was written by the Center for East Asian Studies of Stanford University.

Asian Studies Documents (UCLA)

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Recommended because it provides access to full text copies of significant historical and contemporary documents in English from China, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. Start by documents related to U.S.-Asia, U.S.-China, and U.S. – Japan since they present historical information about U.S. relationship with a couple of Asian countries. Be aware of the fact that this site includes the constitutions of China, Korea and Japan. Good source of primary materials.
This resource was originally recommended by the UCLA center for East Asian Studies.

Asian Women Workers Newsletter (Duke)

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Recommended because this is a quarterly newsletter published by Committee of Asian Women (CAW). Topics and materials included in this site are the issues, news, struggles and life experiences on Asian women workers. Start by clicking “read this first” to subscribe in order to read the full version of this newspaper. Be aware of the fact that this site has not been updated since May 21, 1999. This resource was originally recommended by Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University.

AsianNet (Texas)

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Recommended because it provides opportunities to share ideas and resources to teach about Asia. This site would be good for K-12 teachers interested in teaching about Asian countries. Topics and materials included in this site are discussion group, noticeboard, website directory, and Asia EdNet Tutorial. Start by any country to obtain information about products that the country manufactured. Be aware of the fact that information is also organized by themes such as agriculture, business and economics, and chemicals. This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas.

Ask Asia (Texas)

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Recommended because of its effort to strengthen mutual understanding between the United States and Asia in support of positive engagement between their societies and peoples. This would be the first website for K-12 teachers to search for teaching materials about Asia. Topics and materials included in this site are teaching resources, activities & exchange, school network, collection of rare books from the National Library Library of China, special focus on Korea, resource library, and information about international education in the schools. Start by “Instructional Resources” in “Teachers” since it provides reference material such as lesson plans, readings, maps, photographs, drawings, timelines, resources sorted by region / country, and resources sorted by learning standards.
This resource was written by the Outreach Asia at University Texas at Austin Be aware of the fact that “Instructional Resource” provides overviews of resources in this site.

Ask Asia: Adult Free Zone

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Recommended because this offers links to pen pals, origami instructions, traditional Asian games, downloadable images, and a place where kids can submit their own questions. Start by E-Pals’ provides three links to the websites offering e-pal programs around the world. Be aware of the fact that pop quizzes on Asian countries are provided in a ‘Test Your Knowledge’ section in the ‘Activity Corner.’
This resource was written by the Asian Educational Media Service University of Illinois.

Ask Asia: Japan (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site includes variety of readings related to Japan and Japanese culture, and these articles are written by experts of Japan including Japanese writers. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson plans, readings on Japanese culture such as arranged marriage, high school students in Japan, and the Japanese family, maps of Japan, photos and drawings related to Japanese culture, and a brief timeline of Japanese history. Start by “readings”. Articles on various topics of Japan and Japanese culture are provided. Be aware of this site providing information of the same topics in other Asian countries such as China and North and South Korea, and a browser of related links to facilitate searching for other websites. This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Ask Asia: Korea (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site attempts to increasing American understanding of Asia and broadening the dialogue between Americans and Asians. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson plans about Korea and Korean culture, readings about various aspects of Korea including bamboo, farmers’ dance, Korean thought, or values and meaning in the Korean family, maps of Korea, photos related to Korean culture. Start by “Korea in your community” since it presents a lesson plan to teach about how Korea is connected to the world. Be aware of the fact that this site is a part of AskAsia offering numerous teaching and learning materials about Asia. This resource was written by East Asian Studies Center Indiana University.

BBC East Asia Today

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Recommended because this site attempts to provide a wide range of distinctive programs and services for everyone, free of commercial interests and political bias. This site would be good for junior high or high school students to find recent news articles on Asia and Pacific regions. Topics and materials included in this site are news articles, audio / video news, and radio schedules and programs for Asia – Pacific. Be aware of the fact that you need to download “RealOne Player” in order to watch and listen to the audio / video news in this site.
This resource was originally recommended by the USC-UCLA joint East Asia Studies Center at University of California, Los Angels.

BBC News

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Recommended because this site provides comprehensive news coverage of events around the world.  It is easily organized by region (see tabs at top on homepage), type of media (video, podcast, blog, etc.), and issues.   Because BBC has affiliate stations around the world, broadcasts can be found in multiple languages.  This site is appropriate for grades 7-12. Many selections provide excellent maps, video and audio presentations. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

Becoming Madame Mao (2000)

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Recommended because this is a novel that portrays the life and fortunes of Jiang Qing, Mao’s wife. It traces her early childhood, her unsuccessful attempts at an acting career, her courtship with MaoZedong, and her fall from grace as a member of the notorious Gang of Four. Recommended for high school teachers. Reviewed from China Dushkin Global Studies series.

Citation: Min, Anchee Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ($13.00)

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Before the Dawn (1987)

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Recommended because historical novel set in the second half of the 19th century, It spans the close of the Edo period and the first few decades of the Meiji period. Chronicling the lives of the family and friends of a village headman and toiya along a national highway after the coming of Perry’s black ships, it also offers oblique political commentary of the Tokugawa bakufu in the decade preceding the Meiji Restoration and the period immediately following.
Reviewed by East Asian Studies Center Indiana University.

Citation: Shimazaki, Toson. Translated by William E. Naff. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. $32.95.

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Big Bird in China (1991) Random House/Children’s Television Workshop

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Recommended because in this 7Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute video produced by the Children’s Television Workshop, Big Bird and Barkley the dog travel to China where they visit with schoolchildren, learn some Chinese words and songs, watch a tai chi demonstration, and meet the mischievous Monkey King. Grades: K-4.
Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Big Bird in Japan (1991) Random House/Children’s Television Workshop

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Recommended because in this 60-minute Children’s Television Workshop video, Big Bird explores some of Japan’s famous sights, meets a Japanese family, and learns some Japanese words and customs. He also meets a young woman who turns out to be the legendary moon princess. Grades: K-4.
Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Blood Red Sunset (1995)

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Recommended because of its autobiographical account by a Red Guard during the Cultural Revolution. High school, teachers. Reviewed from Japan and the Pacific Rim, Dushkin Global Studies series.

Citation: Bo, Ma New York: Viking ($42.75)

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Books of South Asian Writers

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Recommended because it provides bibliographies of South Asian writers writing in English, South Asian writers in translation, books on South Asia, South Asian women’s literature, and South Asian children’s literature, with a few hotlinks to other resources. Start byGeneral Books From South Asian Writers” as it provides a list of books written by authors from South Asia (e.g., Mahatma Gandhi). Be aware of the fact that this site was updated on 21 May 1999.

Breakup of the Soviet Union Teacher

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Recommended because Designed for the high school level. This teachers guide is recommended because it examines the events and causes of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Includes student activities, handouts, and test materials. Reviewed by and available from the Indiana University Russian and East European Institute.

Citation: Tiffany Farrell Larbalestier and Charles R. Sass, Close Up Foundation (1999)

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Britannica.com

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Recommended because this on-line encyclopedia has entries for the Ch’ing dynasty (Qing), the Ming Dynasty (Ming), Cheng Ho (Zheng He)–the Ming dynasty navigator, and more. Bolded names here indicate the preferred search terms as the encyclopedia uses Wade Giles romanization for Chinese names and terms. Start by “Biography of the Day” as it provides a brief introduction of world events occurred on this day. Be aware of the fact that you need to register to view full Britannica articles and 72 hours of free access is available here.
Reviewed from China: A Teaching Workbook. http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/mainframe.htm/ (not working); updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/08/03.

Brochures from the Chinese Information and Culture Center (1992)

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Recommended because color pictures and illustrations populate these brochures about Chinese culture, which also provide informative summaries on a number of topics. Topics include architecture, Chinese painting, dance, opera, music, tea drinking, Chinese festivals, Kung Fu, philosophical thought, among others. Free to educators.

Citation: Kwang Hwa Publishing Co.

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Bugs Music (written in Korean)

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Recommended because this site written in Korean gives you a great chance of listening a variety of Korean contemporary pop songs for free. As music is a good representative of culture, you might feel empathy with Korean people. Topics and materials included in this site are contemporary pop songs in Korea, in the United States, and in Japan. And it also contains some O.S.T music and other entertainment materials. Start by 1) On the front page of this site, you can click the icon just next to the “headphone icon and LOGIN”. This Korean letter means that you can get into this site as a guest. 2) On the top of the next page, you can see “Bugs Music,” “home”, and a cute icon with headphone. Are you following? (It’s not easy for me to guide you because of the language barrier. How about learning Korean? There is a web site in this WebCt page.) Next to this cute icon, you can find hyperlinks on which your cursor will turn into the hand-shape. The first two letter means Korean pop music. Please, click this. 3) On this page you can see English letter written as
“Top 100″

Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute (BLHRRI)

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Recommended because of its efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination, particularly the Buraku problem (Please see What is Buraku discrimination?) in Japan. This site would be good for high school students to learn about Buraku problem in Japan. Topics and materials included in this site are information about Buraku problem and news articles of bimonthly magazines by BLHRRI. Start by “What is Buraku Discrimination?” as it provides basic information about the Buraku discrimination issue in Japan. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/27/02.

Cabinet Office Japan/Government of Japan (Cornell)

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Recommended because its concise policy information and data about policies in various fields such as Economics, Gender Equality, Science and Technology, Quality of Life, or International peace corporation. This site would be good for high school students. The topics and materials included in this site are White paper, report, National plan of action about policy topics. Start by Gender Equality.” It provides information, report, and data about definition of “gender-equal society,” policies to create a gender-equal society, current status of Japanese women. As official documents in “Gender Equality” may be difficult for students, teachers may want to present “What’s gender-equal society?” and “Activities of the Government for realizing a gender-equal society” since these two sections provide basic concept of a gender-equal society and activities to create such a society, and are materials relatively easy to read. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 3/18/02.

Calling Tokyo (2003) Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) $75

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Recommended because despite their own, their family’s, and their friends’ internment during World War II, a small number of Japanese Americans played a crucial and secret role in the American war effort against Japan by serving as hosts of Japanese-language radio propaganda shows that were broadcast by the U.S. Office of War Information and the British Political Warfare Mission via short wave to Japan. This engaging historical documentary unveils for the first time these Japanese-Americans’ vital but unheralded contributions to the Allied cause. Occasioned by the mystery of what the filmmaker’s now-deceased father had done during the war and his family’s internment, the film combines archival footage, commentary by remaining participants, and detailed historical recreations to recount this remarkable but virtually unknown chapter of the war. “Calling Tokyo” will spur discussion in a variety of courses in Japanese-American and Asian-American studies, American history, and ethnic studies. It was produced by Gary T. Ono. This review was originally written by Asian Educational Media Service.

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Calliope (Exploring World History) on Chinese History

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Recommended because Cobblestone Publishing Company produces a magazine (Calliope) in its Exploring World History series that focuses on particular periods or themes of Chinese history. Individual issues are reviewed below. They are available for $4.95 each from Cobblestone Publishing Company, 30 Grove Street, Suite C, Petersborough, NH 03458. Visit their website for complete ordering information.
Reviewed from China: A Teaching Workbook. http://www.afe.easia.columbia.edu/mainframe.html (not working)

Calliope: Confucius and Confucianism (Exploring World History)
The October 1999 issue is devoted to Confucius and Confucianism. It features articles on Confucius personal life, his name, the Chinese classics, the influence of Confucian teaching on Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and the origin of fortunes in fortune cookies. Not only informative, this magazine is full of stimulating visuals accompanying each short article. Volume 10, Number 2, ISBN 0382445120

Calliope: China’s First Emperor: Shi-Huangdi (Exploring World History)
The October 1997 issue of Calliope magazine is devoted to China’s First Emperor: Shi-Huangdi. It features articles on topics and personalities of the period. Not only informative, this magazine is full of stimulating visuals accompanying each short article. October 1997Volume 8, Number 2, ISBN 0382408942

Calliope: Han Dynasty of China (Exploring World History)
The October 1998 issue of Calliope magazine covers the Han Dynasty of China. It features articles on Sima Qian, Liu Bang, The Emperor Wu Di, The Golden Age of Technology and the Arts, and much more. Not only informative, this magazine is full of stimulating visuals accompanying each short article. October 1998Volume 9, Number 2, ISBN 0382443896

Calliope: Lost Cities (Exploring World History)
The May/June 1991 issue includes an article on Loyang (Luoyang), ancient capital of China under the later Han dynasty. The article is entitled, “Loyang: The Emperor’s City in China.” Volume 1, Number 5, ISBN 0382405838

Calliope: The Hunnic Invasions (Exploring World History)
The September/October 1991 issue includes an article on “The Xiongnu Breach the Great Wall of China,” discussing the role played by the invasions of these tribes from the north in Chinese history. Volume 2, Number 1, ISBN 0382405889

Calliope: Buddhism (Exploring World History)
The March/April 1995 issue is devoted to Buddhism and includes articles on the historical Buddha, the basic teachings of Buddhism, the early development of Buddhism, the life of a Buddhist monk, and the Dalai Lama. Although not specifically focused on Buddhism as practiced in any one country, this issue provides an excellent introduction to the religion. Not only informative, this magazine is full of stimulating visuals accompanying each short article. Volume 5, Number 4, ISBN 0382445120

Calliope: Cities of the Past (Exploring World History)
The May/June 1996 issue includes an article on “China’s Ancient Capital: Xian.” Xian, known historically as “Changan,” was the capital of China during the Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties, as a cosmopolitan city that was the western terminus of the Silk Road. Volume 6, Number 5, ISBN 0382445120

Calliope: The Mongols (Exploring World History)
The November/December 1993 issue focuses on the Mongols, their leaders, their role in world history as conquerors and rules of China and vast areas of the Eurasian continent. Volume 4, Number 2, ISBN 0382405994

Calliope: Great Explorers to the East (Exploring World History)
The September/October 1990 issue includes an article on Marco Polo and his travels to China, “Marco Polo: Describing the World.” Volume 1, Number 1, ISBN 0382405838

Calliope: The Ming Dynasty: The World of the Yongle Emperor (Exploring World History)
The May/June 1995 issue of Calliope magazine is titled The Ming Dynasty: The World of the Yongle Emperor. It features articles on Zhu Di, Zheng He, The Forbidden City, and much more. Not only informative, this magazine is full of stimulating visuals accompanying each short article. May/June 1995Volume 5, Number 5

Ancient China: Theme Pack from Calliope (Exploring World History)
Five issues are conveniently grouped in one boxed set with an excellent teacher’s guide. The issues included are Confucius and Confucianism, China’s First Emperor: Shi Huangdi, The Han Dynasty, The Mongols, and The Ming Dynasty: The World of the Yongle Emperor. (See above for annotation of individual issues.)
Price: $25.95

Citation: http://www.cobblestonepub.com

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Cambodian Auto-Genocide Page (Iowa)

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Recommended because as this site attempts to preserve and protect the memories of Cambodian holocaust survivors of Angkar. Topics and materials included in this site are pictures of and information about Cambodia today, Cambodian killing fields, Cambodian genocide justice act, and survivors stories. Start bySurvivors Stories” since it provides survivors’ stories on what happened to Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. Be aware of the fact that “Cambodian Killing Fields” includes some photos not appropriate for young students. This resource was originally recommended by the Center for Asian Pacific Studies at University of Iowa.

Canadian Academy (California)

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Recommended because this site provides information about Canadian Academy, which is a K-12 international school in Kobe, Japan. Start by “Elementary School,” “Middle School,” and “High School” depending upon grades that you teach so that your students can learn about the same-grade students of this international school. Be aware of the fact that ‘General Information‘ offers a list of contact information of administrations and councilors, and overview information about the school.
This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

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Recommended because of its effort to supports sustainable development activities in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Topics and materials included in this site are facts about Asian countries related to international development, Youth zone, and relevant links. Start by “Asia” in “Regions and Countries” section since it provides facts about Asian countries in terms of international development, information about CIDA projects in each Asia country, and stories from the field. Reviewed by Asian Studies Network Information Center University of Texas at Austin; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/04/03.

Celebrate Child

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Recommended because this site, set up to serve the needs of people adopting foreign babies, sells videos (and other useful materials such as books, music, and kits) suitable for younger children on Asians and Asian-Americans. The China area is the strongest. Be aware of the fact that this site offers some resources about Latin America and Russia. Reviewed from http://www.aems.uiuc.edu/HTML/WebResources.html

Changing Lifestyles (2003) Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) $129.95 per video

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Recommended because from busy, overcrowded cities to the bucolic remoteness of the countryside, the lives of average Japanese people vary greatly. Japan 2000 concludes with a look at these different lifestyles. A typical, expensive high-rise apartment is compared with projects designed to provide cheaper housing and relieve city overcrowding. A young family on a remote island discusses the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen lifestyle. A young woman compares her lifestyle with that of her more traditional parents. 2003; English. Color. This review was originally written by Asian Educational Media Service.

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Cheng and Tsui Company

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Recommended because this Boston Company offers an online catalog of books, videos and computer software on East Asia. They specialize in Chinese language instruction materials. Most items in the online catalog have complete descriptions making the catalog very user friendly. Recommended for all ages. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/03/02

Chi-Hoon: A Korean Girl (1998)

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Recommended because this book records a week in the daily life of Chi-hoon, an eight-year-old girl who lives in Seoul. Korean culture and values are portrayed and the reader is given a look at what it means to grow up in a male dominated culture.
Reviewed by East Asian Library (University of Pittsburgh)

Citation: McMahon, Patricia., & O’Brien, Michael. Boyds Mills Press

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Child Research Net

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Recommended because Child Research Net is a non-profit organization with most of its funding coming from a large educational corporation in Japan called Benesse Corporation. Topics and materials included in this site are key issues about education in Japan, search engine, and related links. Start bySchools in Japan” in “Links” since it provides links to elementary, middle, and secondary schools around Japan. Be aware of the fact that ‘Teen’s Photo Project 2003‘ provides numerous pictures presenting Japanese teen-agers’ daily lives.

Children in China (1997)

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Recommended because soft, inviting black and white photographs, featuring children in China conjure feelings of warmth and fascination. 90 stunning portraits allow us to witness China’s future whether at school or at play, in rural or urban areas, and alone or with family and friends. Also includes a brief overview of China’s history and touches upon children’s issues such as the one-child policy, respect for one’s elders, and the co-existence of new technology and formal education. ages 7 & up. 10.25″ x 8.25″. 116 pp.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Karhausen, Michael. Orbis Books

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Children of the Secret State: North Korea (2003) Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) VHS- $129.95; DVD- $139.95

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Recommended because this revealing documentary contains clandestine video footage shot at great personal risk by a North Korean known as Ahn Chol and by journalists posing as tourists. Through interviews with street children, refugees, and former prisoners, this program explores the plight of youth in the last remaining Stalinist dictatorship and perhaps the most secretive state on the planet. From Pyongyang, to the China/North Korea border, to South Korea, to the infamous prison camps, the cameras expose the truth behind the wall of secrecy that hides a record of 3 million reported starvation deaths in the last decade and hundreds of thousands of children with nowhere to call home. Some content may be objectionable. A Discovery Channel Production. (46 minutes, color)
This review was originally written by Asian Educational Media Service.

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Chilsu and Mansu/ Park Kwang-Soo (1988, 108 min.)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) Chil-Su, who comes from Dongducheo, is talented with a painting. He is waiting for the invitation of his sister in America, but he quits his job as a painter in a theater. He works as an assistant for Man-Su who suffers from his father, who is serving his sentence. The college student Ji-Na leaves Chil-Su behind and his sister in America do not make contact with him any more. One night Chil-Su and Man-Su, who are in despair, finish working of signboard and then do mischief on an advertising tower. In this moment, the police arrive there, because they consider that they are going to commit suicide. Finally, Man-Su falls down and Chil-Su is arrested by the police. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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China and the World in 2010: An Introduction to Futures Studies (1998)

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Recommended because in this unit, students are given the opportunity to explore futures studies by examining common research tools that futurists use. Through small group activities, students will become familiar with these tools as they apply to China, and will be able to extend their use from the focus on China to almost any content area. Recommended for high school.

Citation: http://spice.stanford.edu/ldml/viewpub_sp.lasso?id=10022

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China Books and Periodicals

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Recommended because this site offers on-line catalog of books, periodicals, software and other items on China and Chinese culture. Good source of bilingual children’s books. Need to send for catalog to get a description of the books. From the Columbia East Asia site. Be aware that a free catalogue of the materials on China can be requested or you can download it For Teachers” since this presents some tips to explor this website effectively. Be aware of the fact that a free catalogue of the materials on China can be requested or you can download it here.

China Briefing 2000: The Continuing Transformation (2000)

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Recommended because this is a reference for teachers and advanced high school students for expert analysis of the current state of affairs in China. It covers political, economic and social issues in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. To order, e-mail: AsiaStore@asiasoc.org
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/06/02.

Citation: White, Tyrene. (Ed.). Armonk, NY; London, England: M.E. Sharpe ($28.95)

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China Daily

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Recommended because this China Daily is one of the country’s top news portals today. Topics and materials included in this site are a wide range of news, business information, photos and syndicated cartoons. Start by “Life” since it provides news articles about daily life of people in China or their interests. Be aware of the fact that the front page of this site offers a list of links to E-Papers at the bottom.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

China Environment

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Recommended because of its overview of environmental issues and problems in China. The site contains links to China’s protected areas with visual images, a “Red Alert” section which targets specific environmental issues in need of immediate attention and a pollution control section, among others. Recommended for advanced middle school and high school. Be aware of the fact that the site has an English and a Chinese version, but the English pages currently do not work. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/04/02.

China in Brief

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Recommended because provided by the Chinese Embassy in Washington, this site offers the official view on the following topics: 1) Physical Geography; 2) History; 3) Population and Ethnic Groups; 4) Religions and Social Customs; 5) Administrative Divisions; 6) Political System and State Structure; 7) Foreign Relations; 8) The Course of economic Development; 9) The Socialist Market Economy; 10) Agriculture; 11) Industry; 12) Finance and Taxation; 13) Transport Posts and Telecommunications; 14) Banking and Insurance; 15) Tourism; 16) Opening to the Outside Wide; 17) Urban Construction and Real Estate; 18) Environmental Protection; 19) The Peoples’ Livelihood; 20) Education; (21) Science and Technology; (22) Culture and Art; (23) Medical and Health Work; and (24) Physical Culture and Sports. Recommended for the multitude of possibilities it offers students to contrast differing views of history and society. Start by “History” since it provides detailed information about Chinese history divided into four time periods: Ancient, Modern Period, New Democratic Revolution Period, and Contemporary. Be aware of the fact that this site also presents some ethnic groups in China in “Population & Ethnic Groups.”

China Internet Information Center

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Recommended because this site provides links to news on Chinese domestic and foreign affairs, government white papers, and other information related to contemporary China. It is sponsored by China International Publishing and Internet Group, which has various media institutions and sister organizations throughout China. Start byLife” as it provides recent news about daily lives of Chinese people. Be aware of the fact that the china.org.cn site is available in various languages such as Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Esperanto. Reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

China Kaleidoscope (UCLA, Mandarin with English subtitles)

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Recommended because of its look at Chinese life from a Chinese perspective. This series was put together by Nan Hai Arts Center from Chinese television news magazine shows. It provides an opportunity to get a Chinese perspective on Chinese life. There are four tapes available, each 50 minutes long. Contact Nan Hai for a detailed list of subjects on the various tapes. For example, Tape 1 includes Beijing’s Markets, The Water Shortage in Xi’an, Life in a Chinese Village, the Li Yuan Theater in Beijing, China’s Pop Stars Go On Tour, Fashion in Beijing, Women Police Officers in Training, and more. The tapes are in mandarin with English subtitles. There are four tapes at 34.95 each or the entire set for $125.82. Reviewed from the UCLA Center for East Asian Studies Educational Films on China. For more, check this URL: http://www.isop.ucla.edu/eas/web/asiafilm-web.htm

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China Mosaic (1988) (1990 printing)

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Recommended because this includes a free collection of activities for middle-school students on the Qin (Ch’in) dynasty, Confucius, the Tale of Monkey, the Chinese language, society, agriculture, the political system, and shadow puppets. It was produced by teachers in the state of Washington and edited by Mary Hammond Bernson of the University of Washington in conjunction with the State Education Department.
Reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/

Citation: Mary Hammond Bernson. Olympia, WA : Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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China Page Parable/Story

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Recommended because this site is a treasure trove of parables/stories from classical Chinese literature. Included are Confucius, Mencius, LieZe, among others. There are stories suitable for all levels. Start by any parable or story that students are interested in or you want to introduce to your students. Be aware of the fact that this site also offers Chinese text version. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 4/17/02.

China Rising: The Epic History of 20th Century China (1991)

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Recommended because there are three volumes in the series. The first, Paradise of Adventurers, examines the nationalist uprising of 1925, when opposition mounted against ‘foreign devils’ and Chiang Kai-Shek triumphed over the warlords to unify the nation. Extraordinary interviews with Shanghai citizens, former leaders – even surviving warlords.” This was a time when thousands of suspected communists were murdered by the “waterfront mafia.” The second, Change in Heaven, “tells how the communists regrouped after the Long March, and how they planned the defeat of two enemies: The Japanese and the nationalists.” Interviews with survivors of the Long March share memories of the declaration of the PRC and the early years of the Communist regime. The third video, Roads to Freedom, tells the story of the ‘Cultural Revolution’ told by the men and women who experienced. A surviving judge remembers the dramatic “Gang of Four” trial that occurred after Mao’s death. The film also covers the violence of the Red Guards in the 1960s to the economic reforms of recent years.” Recommended for World History courses at the secondary level. The History Channel (VHS)
Reviewed from the East Asia Program Resource Lending Library at Cornell University.

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China the Beautiful

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Recommended because this site provides audiovisual and map resources. Start by “About ‘China the Beautiful’ and then to China Room. Excellent map section including satellite photos, historical maps, a map of China superimposed on the U.S. Hear poetry read in Chinese. Has on-line Chinese flash cards with pronunciation, parables in English and Chinese, artwork, calligraphy, poetry, classics, novels, science, philosophy / religion, history culture, language, theater / opera, descriptions of holiday, slides. Be aware of the fact that this site is a mega site offering numerous information and materials. Thus, it is recommended for teachers to have particular topic to search before exploring this site. Recommended for high school and middle school.

China the Beautiful: Classical Chinese Novels

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Recommended because this site contains translations in English of several classic Chinese novels, such as Dream of the Red Chamber. It also links you to other sites related to the novels. Some of the novels could be read by advanced high school students. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 4/17/02.

China the Beautiful: Poetry Readings

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Recommended because one of the poems, Wang Wei, has several translations in English which give a fascinating glimpse into the difficulties of translation. This site has poetry readings in Chinese. Be aware of the fact that you can hear a recitation of the poem when clicking the poem. Recommended for high school.

China through Mapping (2003) Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) $24.95

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Recommended because in this lesson, Mimi Norton integrates world geography with the study of Chinese culture and history by engaging her young students in a variety of activities to locate natural and human-made landmarks on maps of China. To build background for this lesson, she has had the students create salt-dough maps of China and label them with map symbols. Ms. Norton begins the lesson by reviewing map symbols with students and having them use the symbols to locate important natural and human-made land forms on desk maps. Then the class sings a song about the continents and oceans and locates them on a floor map. Ms. Norton explains that they will use what they are learning about scale in math class to enlarge a small map of China to room size. To do this, Ms. Norton first draws a large grid on the floor. Then she hands out cards, each representing a small section of China. Students then copy the information on their card to the corresponding square on the floor grid. The result is a large floor map of China. After the map has been drawn, students label the natural and human-made features at the correct locations on the map. Ms. Norton reads a story about a fictitious traveler in China and has students trace the traveler’s journey. As a culminating activity, students don a Chinese dragon costume and walk to famous locations on the map. This review was originally written by Asian Educational Media Service.

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China Vista: China Virtual Tours

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Recommended because this site has virtual tours of a number of Chinese cities. This site is one of the few sites that has good visual images of China. Each slide has good explanatory information.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/07/02. Start by exploring virtual tours of some cities to find similarities and differences among them. Be aware of the fact that some of the cities in this site also includes related articles.

China WWW Virtual Library: Internet Guide for China Studies

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Recommended because of its exhaustive links to on-line sources for East Asian History and Chinese history. Although intended for scholars, much can be useful to the world history teacher as well. Start by putting Chinese Propaganda Posters, Rethinking Cultural Revolution Culture, Picturing Power: Posters of the Cultural Revolution, The Chairman Smiles in the entries box at the left hand side of the page. Be aware of the fact that Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China, and Chinese Pop Posters which are links to sites of Chinese propaganda, many of which can be downloaded. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/09/03.

China’s Cosmopolitan Age: The Tang (1993). (VHS, 60 minutes) http://www.isop.ucla.edu/eas/web/asiafilm-china.htm

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Recommended because of its examination of China’s golden age of culture. During the Tang dynasty (seventh-ninth centuries), China was remarkably open to foreign trade and ideas. It was a great era for music, dance, poetry, and art and represented the period in Chinese history where Buddhism had its greatest influence. Parts of the documentary are extraordinary, but its pacing is uneven.
Reviewed from UCLA East Asian Studies Center Educational Films on China.

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China’s Ethnic Minorities and Globalization (2003)

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Recommended because this book attempts to discuss various aspects of minorities such as economy, politics, education, and culture and how globalization has affected China’s ethnic minorities. Topics and materials included in this site are historical background, minorities politics, the economies of the minorities, religion and education, population, and international relations. Start by chapter 1 Introduction as this chapter discusses the definitions of minorities and globalization, and the various impacts of globalization. Be aware of the fact that a list of Chinas fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities is provided at the end of the book along with brief description of each.

Citation: Mackerras, Colin. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

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China’s Official Gateway to News and Information

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Recommended because this site offers news articles about various topics such as international, business, culture, government, and people as well as relevant features of China. Start byChina News and Report” since it is a bi-weekly magazine providing information about the trends of the development in all fields of China, with authoritative, comprehensive and accurate reports. Be aware of the fact that this site is available not only in Chinese and English but also in other languages such as Japanese, French, Spanish, and Arabic.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/13/02; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/03/03.

China, A Century of Revolution (1997) Author/Director: Sue Williams (3-part box set, VHS)

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Recommended because this three-part series, originally broadcast on PBS, brings the history of modern China to life, with never-before-seen footage and remarkable first-hand interviews, documenting the struggle of the Chinese people to build a modern nation. China in Revolution, 1911(1949, describes the upheaval beginning with the fall of the last dynasty in 1911, through World War II and the bitter rivalry between the Communists and Nationalists. The Mao Years, 1949(1976, tells the story of Mao Zedong and his attempts to build a new China. Born under the Red Flag, 1976(1997, explores China?s transformation after the cultural revolution and Mao?s death. Color/B&W, 19Global Issues-1999; 120min. Recommended for high school.

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China, Korea, Japan: Videotapes in the Media Resources Center (California)

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Recommended because this site provides the UC Berkeley Library’s primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats. Topics and materials included in this site are videocassettes, DVDs (Digital Versatile Discs), and laser discs; compact audio discs; audiocassettes; slides; and interactive multimedia materials about China, Korea, and Japan. Be aware of the fact that “collection” in this site provides links and pull-down menus to find movies by title, director, genres, themes, language / country, and data / era. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 4/25/02.

China: Understanding Its Past (1998)

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Recommended because China: Understanding Its Past aims to fill a conspicuous gap in conventional world history texts, which are often Eurocentric and give scant attention to Asia. Using role-playing, simulations, debates, primary documents, first person accounts, excerpts from literary works, and cooperative learning activities, this text will help students explore many key aspects of China’s history and culture. $24.00 The teacher’s manual includes a synopsis of each chapter and section, learner outcomes, definitions of key concepts, directions for student activities, and possible responses to questions posed in the student text. The CD contains selections of Chinese music from different time periods and locales. Liner notes include English translations of lyrics as well as historical information about each selection. Manual and CD $39.00. http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/index.html (Do a “specific search” for title and enter the name of the book)

Citation: Tamura, E. et al. (Eds.). Honolulu: Curriculum Research & Development Group. University of Hawaii, and University of Hawai’i Press.

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China: A Country Study

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Recommended because this Library of Congress site contains good background material for teachers on every topic from history to geography to education and culture, industry, government, political process. Start by “Chapter 1. Historical Setting” since it provides information about Chinese history divided into five categories: The Ancient Dynasties, The Imperial Era, Emergence of Modern China, Republican China, and The People’s Republic of China. Be aware of bookmarking the outline and not the subject files which appear as they are temporary files only.

China: A New History (1998)

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Recommended because of a comprehensive history of China. Secondary and teacher reference. From the Indiana University East Asian Studies Center Selected Bibliography of Resources (China).

Citation: Fairbank, John K. and Goldman, Merle. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press ($18.95)

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China: Understanding Its Past (1998)

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Recommended because this includes innovative uses of role-playing, simulations, debates, primary documents, first-person accounts, exceprts from literary works and cooperative learning activities to explore these and other key aspects of China’s history and culture from 600 BCE to the present. What did it mean to be a daughter in imperial China: How did extraterritoriality affect China’s ability to cope with foreigners in the 19th century? What was at stake as the Communists and Guomingdang (Nationalists) fought a civil war to win allegiance of China’s people? Recommended for middle/secondary schools.
Reviewed at http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/eastasia/outreach/videoCatalog/catalog.pdf The East Asia Program Resource Lending Library of Cornell University.
The book is available on loan through Cornell. Instructions for lending are given at the beginning of the catalog.

Citation: Tamura, E. et al. (Eds.). Honolulu: Curriculum Research & Development Group. University of Hawaii, and University of Hawaii Press.

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China: Understanding Its Past (1998) Tamura, E. et al. (Eds.).

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Recommended because China: Understanding Its Past aims to fill a conspicuous gap in conventional world history texts, which are often Eurocentric and give scant attention to Asia. Using role-playing, simulations, debates, primary documents, first person accounts, excerpts from literary works, and cooperative learning activities, this text will help students explore many key aspects of China’s history and culture. $24.00 The teacher’s manual includes a synopsis of each chapter and section, learner outcomes, definitions of key concepts, directions for student activities, and possible responses to questions posed in the student text. The CD contains selections of Chinese music from different time periods and locales. Liner notes include English translations of lyrics as well as historical information about each selection. Manual and CD $39.00. http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/index.html (Do a “specific search” for title and enter the name of the book)

Citation: Tamura, E. et al. (Eds.). Honolulu: Curriculum Research & Development Group. University of Hawaii, and University of Hawaii Press.

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Chinasite

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Recommended because this is a commercial site which has links to 8500 websites in and related to China. Anyone can link to the site so there is great variation in what is available. It links to a number of contemporary Chinese music and entertainment sites, Cities and Provinces, Embassies and Consulates, news sites and others which would be interesting for high school and middle school students. Start by any topic that you would like to explore. Be aware of the fact that many of the sites are in Chinese but there are also a number in English. Caution: There is an “adult” category, so it would be necessary for the teacher to monitor any student access.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 3/15/02.

Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center

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Recommended because The Chinese-American Cultural Bridge Center is an American non-profit organization established in 1992. Our mission: to promote peace, fellowship, and understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. We bring Americans to China through expertly-designed Performing Arts Tours, Educational Tours and Shaolin Kung Fu Tours. Our unique cultural arts and educational programs have enriched the lives of thousands by providing opportunities to learn, build educational partnerships and make lifelong friends. Reviewed in AsiaSource, Arts and Culture, Cultural Organizations at this site — http://www.asiasource.org

Chinese Belief Systems from Past to Present and Present to Past Geoffrey Foy

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Recommended because of its coverage of the major belief systems that have shaped China’s history. Includes a list of references for each belief system. Start by reading the first section of this reading since it introduces what belief systems mean and why this reading deals with the belief systems. Be aware of the fact that other readings on China and other countries in Asia are also available in “readings” of AskAsia site.

Chinese Characters

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Recommended because this site presents explanation of the meaning of Chinese characters and the Chinese writing system. Topics and materials included in this site are links to cool websites, dictionary web, online readings, vocabulary, learn Chinese, Chinese FAQ, Chinese news, and a search engine. Start by “Chinese FAQ” as this page includes some frequently asked questions about Chinese language. Be aware of the fact that this site also includes Chinese readings with translation of each word.

Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook (1993, 2nd Edition)

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Recommended because this collection contains translated works of literary and historical significance from ancient to modern times. Price: $19.95. Reviewed from Indiana University East Asian Studies Center Selected Bibliography of Resources — China. Please check this URL — http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/respub.htm

Citation: Ebrey, Patricia B. (Editor). New York: The Free Press [ISBN:002908752X]

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Chinese Folk Arts (1976) Chinese Art Film, Ltd. (VHS, 24 minutes)

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Recommended because several of China’s folk arts date back more than 2,000 years. This video introduces shadow puppetry, silk embroidery, paper cutting, kite making and flying, lanterns, hand puppetry, and dragon and lion dances.” Recommended for middle/secondary grades. Reviewed from their online catalogue at http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/eastasia/outreach/videoCatalog/catalog.pdf

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Chinese Folk Arts (No Date). Chinese Art Film, Ltd. (VHS, 24 minutes)

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Recommended because “Several of China’s folk arts date back more than 2,000 years. This video introduces shadow puppetry, silk embroidery, paper cutting, kite making and flying, lanterns, hand puppetry, and dragon and lion dances.” Recommended for middle/secondary grades.
Available for loan from the East Asia Program Resource Lending Library at Cornell University.
Reviewed from their online catalogue at http://www.einaudi.cornell.edu/eastasia/outreach/videoCatalog/catalog.pdf

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Chinese Portraits: Images Across the Ages (1993)

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Recommended because one of the first volume in a series, the collective biographies introduce famous men and women such as Confucius, poets Li Bo and Du Fu, Lin Xezu (who fought the opium traders) and the Soong family whose members played various political roles in t he twentieth century. Victoria Burck’s engaging ink-and-watercolor paintings and portraits appear throughout the book adding color and setting to the tone. Reviewed by East Asian Library (University of Pittsburgh)

Citation: Hoobler, Dorothy., & Hoobler, Thomas. Raintree Pub

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Chinese Posters

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Recommended because this is a collection of posters from three periods of Chinese history: Early Years (1949-1965), Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), Modernization (1977-1997) Recommended for high school. A unique view of China’s political history through posters. Can be downloaded and printed. Start by exploring some posters on this page to find out what each poster was meant to be. Be aware of the fact that this website also offers Soviet Posters and Cuban Posters. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 3/18/2002; updated by Masataka Kasai, 7/09/03.

Chinese Prison Labor: Inside China’s Gulag (1993) Films for the Humanities and Sciences (VHS, 52 minutes, English)

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Recommended because this video is a look at prison labor products and the conditions in China under which they are made. It was shot by Harry Wu, A Chinese dissident, who was released after 19 years in the Laogai, China’s system of 2000 labor campus. He took a video camera into the prisons and documented footage of factories in the camps. Recommended for secondary. Review in the EAP Resource Lending Library of Cornell University.

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Chinese Tapes (UPenn)

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Recommended because the online catalog contains complete descriptions of the books and other resources. Be aware of the fact that this is a commercial site that is recommended for its selection of children’s books, many of them bilingual, movies and videos. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/09/02

Cholmun nuti namu (A Young Zelkova Tree) (1968, 90 min.)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) Suk-Hee, following her remarried mother, comes to live in her step-father’s house, and there, she meets the son of her new father who is older than her by one year. The two youth get familiar with each other very soon, and begin to feel love. But, as Suk-Hee knows well that she should give up her love for the sake for mother’s happiness, she leave the house and goes down to her hometown. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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Chopsikkot tangsin (You, my rose mellon) (1988, 110 min.)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) Jong-Hwan, who writes poems, meets Su-Kyeong in a cafe and marries her. Jong-Hwan does not know how difficult life his wife leads. She takes care of their children, parents-in-Raw, and brothers-in-Raw in the hard country life. Meanwhile, his wife is ill. When Jong-Hwan brings her to the hospital, it turns out that her disease is already incurable. Jong-Hwan expresses his love through poems, but his wife dies in the end. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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Christians in the Holy Land (1994)

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Recommended because this book is concerned with the present welfare of Christians in the Holy land who share, with Muslims and Jews alike, the Abrahamic tradition. It is a compilation of papers presented in an international seminar held in England in 1993. Topics include a historical survey of church, state, Christian communities and the Holy Places, the tradition of pilgrimage, socio-economic and socio-demographic patterns, and justice and peace. Reviewed by the Publisher.

Citation: World of Islam Festival Trust.

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Chronology of Modern China

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Recommended because of its excellent chronology of China’s history through 1999. Published by the Asia Society in honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. Especially good as a time line for world history courses which can integrate events in China with events throughout the rest of the world. Start by “Qing Dynasty” (China’s last imperial dynasty) to find out how the dynasty has fallen and Republic and People’s Republic of China have established. Be aware of the fact that “Time & Chronologies” offer a collection of links for timelines and chronologies including country histories, significant events, and chronologies of historical individuals. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/08/02.

Chunhyang Chon (1994)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) Lee Mong-Ryong, a son of a lord, falls in love with Chun-Hyang, a daughter of a singing and dancing girl in the village, at the Dan-O festival. Because his father’s transference to Seoul, he goes up to Seoul with the promise of marriage with Chun-Hyang. Byeon Hak-Do, a newly appointed lord, gives himself up to win and women. He is attracted by Chun-Hyang’s beauty and asks bed service of her. But she refuses it. Byeon Hak-Do gets angry at this and harasses her by imprisoning her. When Chun-Hyang waits for her death, Mong-Ryong, who won the first place in the state exam, rescues her and promises to marry her. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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CIA Factbook

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Recommended because this site provides basic statistics on China and background information from the perspective of CIA intelligence gathering. Good site for high school students to see the basic data their government gathers about China. Start by “Introduction” since it provides a brief information about background of China. Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 3/18/02.

City of Cathay

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Recommended because this is a CD-Rom which views Chinese life of the Song dynasty through scenes of daily life captured in a famous handscroll painting of a festival day. The handscroll is an original 18th century copy of a Song dynasty painting; it was viewed by emperors and is in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan. It depicts life in 13th century China, the China about which Marco Polo wrote.
Reviewed in http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
Available from: Lee and Lee Communications 399 West Trimble Road, Bldg 3 San Jose, CA 95131 Phone: (408) 434-3380 Price: $49.95

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Classical Korean Poetry: More Than 600 Verses Since the 12th Century (1994)

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Recommended because the 600 verses presented in this anthology will provide the reader with comprehensive and varied aspects of the sijo, the traditional Korean lyric, since its emergence as a fixed literary form as early as the late 12th century down to the 19th century. This text refers to editorial review.

Citation: Selected and translated with an introduction by Jaihiun J. Kim. Fremont. CA: Asian Humanities Press.

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CNN Asia (Texas)

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Recommended because of its up-to-date information. It is updated continuously. There is also a Asia Business link. This site contains breaking news about Asia with links to Australia and the Pacific and Central Asia. Students and teachers can sign up for an e-mail newsletter daily. Be aware of the fact that this website is available in various languages such as English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, and Turkish.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy, 5/04/02.
This resource was originally recommended by the Asian Studies Network Information Center at University of Texas.

Common Experiences, Different Visions (1994)

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Recommended because “Common Experiences, Different Visions” is a 5Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute video documentary which presents the differing perceptions of common experiences of two teams of high school students — an American team of students from high schools in the state of Indiana and a Japanese team of students from Kaminokawa High School in Tochigi Prefecture. In the program, the two groups of students participate together in common experiences in both Indiana and Tochigi Prefecture, taping themselves and recording their impressions. The everyday activities the students chose to explore include going shopping, participating in sports, and going on vacation. Each group produced its own program with its own comparisons about how the two groups viewed the activities in which they participated. The two versions were edited with professional help and brought together for this program. A study guide with questions to stimulate classroom discussion accompanies the video.
Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Conflict Activity Cards. (1995).

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Recommended because it is a collection of action-oriented cards of supplementary activities for primary, elementary, middle and high school students. The objectives of the cards/activities are to teach students to: (1) recognize and identify various kinds of conflict, (2) discover the presence of conflict in everyday life, (3) recognize the presence of power, emotions, violence, etc. in conflicts, (4) identify and understand all sides/perspectives of a conflict, (5) accept responsibility for one’s actions in conflict situations, (6) practice negotiating skills, and (7) generate alternative ways of resolving or coping with conflict.

Citation: Webb, Farren, et al. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) ($16.95).

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Contemporary Literature of Asia (1996)

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Recommended because this book serves as an excellent introduction to recent writing from Asian countries. Topics and materials included in this book are a collection of short stories, poems, and plays that represent the very best writing of the past thirty years from Pakistan in the west to Japan and Indonesia in the east. Start by “East Asia” since it provides a collection of short stories, poems, and plays in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

Citation: Biddle, Arthur., Bien, Gloria., & Dharwadker, Vinay. (Eds.). Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall. $38.61.

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Conversations with History: Shaping Hong Kong’s Future

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Recommended because conversation with Anson Chang, chief secretary of Hong Kong, January 27, 1997. Dr. Anson Chan, a career public servant, was the Chief Secretary of the Hong Kong government at the time of this interview. In that position she was a principal advisor to the Chief Executive, and head of Hong Kong’s 190,000-member civil service. Dr. Chan was the first woman, and the first person of Chinese ancestry, to hold that position. Start by “Background” and ending “Conclusion” in order. Be aware of the fact that this interview is part of the “Conversations with History” series from the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. High school. RealPlayer plug-in needed to access the streaming media.
Reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

Conversations with History: The Political Education of a Chinese Dissident

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Recommended because of its conversation with human rights activist, Wei Jingsheng, November 19, 1998. Start by “Background” and ending “Conclusion” in order. Be aware of the fact this interview is part of the “Conversations with History” series from the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. High school. RealPlayer plug-in is needed to access the streaming media.
Reviewed from http://afe.easia.columbia.edu

Cool Girls

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Recommended because this site attempts to present current trends of fashion or daily lifestyles of Japanese women. This site would be good for high school students to learn about what fashion are trends in Japan. Topics and materials included in this site are information about fashion, shops, and fortune telling. Start byGirls Room” since it provides Japanese girls’ profiles including their favorites, hobbies, and jobs. Be aware of the fact that this site focuses on particular girls rather than every girl in Japan. This resource was originally recommended by the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California Berkeley.

Country Brief Asia: World Food Program (WFP)

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Recommended because WFP is the United Nations frontline agency working against global hunger. Topics and materials included in this site are brief information about hunger in Asian countries. Each country page includes overview of the country in terms of hunger, WFP activities to the country, and relevant links. Start byVideo” in “Newsroom” since it provides some WFP videos about global hunger. Be aware of the fact that you need Real Player and Media Player to view the video.

Country Watch

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Recommended because this site is an information provider for schools, universities, libraries and individuals who need up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world. Topics and materials included in this site are country, political, economic, social, and environmental overview information about countries around the world, curriculum, interesting facts, statistical database, thematic and physical maps, global news, and more. Start by logging in and going to “Countrywatch.com@school” since it offers curriculum materials including lesson plans and course outlines for using CountryWatch in geography and social studies courses. Be aware of the fact that if you want larger maps, you need to be a subscriber in order to get username and password (Here is a list of options to be a subscriber).

Cultural Properties Administration (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site runs the Cultural Properties School, produces and distributes CD-ROMs and carries out a number of programs to help the people better understand traditional Korean culture through cultural properties. Topics and materials included in this site are search engine to find cultural properties, cyber tour into cultural properties, information about world cultural heritages in and out of Korea, a map of Royal Palace in Korea and information about major buildings in the palace, and related links. Start by “Theme Tour” in “Cyber tour into Cultural Properties” as it provides all lists of theme tour. Be aware of the fact that this site is also available in Korean. This resource was written by East Asian Studies Center Indiana University.

Culture & Language: Life in Korea (Indiana)

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Recommended because of its precise information about daily life of Korean people. Topics and materials included in this site are cultural spotlight, scenes of Korea, ceremonies and festivals, Korean practice, English practice, and language exchange. Start by “Traditional Korean Alcohol” in “Cultural Spotlight” since it provides information about various aspects of Traditional Korean Alcohol including history, definition, types, culture, health features, and drinking etiquette. Be aware of the fact that this site is a part of “Life in Korea” presenting everything you need for your life in Korea. This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Culture and Customs of China (2002)

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Recommended because this book is aimed at students, travelers and other readers seeking to understand the modern people and culture of China in the context of ancient history. Provides an overview of China’s history and people, geography, society, philosophy and religion, and the arts in an accessible style. Contains a list of suggested readings.
Reviewed from http://www.international.ucla.edu/publications.asp.

Citation: Gunde, R. UCLA Center for China Studies Cultures and Customs of Asia Series.

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Culture Kit: Japan (2000)

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Recommended because a quick overview of Japan’s land, celebrations, arts and crafts, and everyday life in an information-packed kit! Includes a huge poster, colorful map, projects, activities, recipes, crafts, and an audiotape with an interview with Japanese children, songs, a folktale, and a Japanese language lesson. 8.5″ x 11″. 64 pp. Ages 6-13. Be aware of the fact that “Culture Kit: China” is also available.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Scher, Linda., & Oates, Mary. Scholastic; Bk&Cassett edition

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Dalmaga tongtchok uro kan kkadakgun (The reason why Dalma went to the west)(1989, 170 min.)

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Recommended because (Synopsis) When Hae-Jin kills a bird, she sees the dualism of life and death that dominates the phenomenal world. She realizes the fundamental agony of life such as the death, transience, attachment, affliction, Shin and fear. She experiences the existence of life and death, good and evil, and she learns that the life is empty and the thing that is born is not dying. Reviewed by Korea film organization. http://www.koreafilm.or.kr/english/index.asp.

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Daum – one of the most popular fortal sites in Korea (written in Korean)

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Recommended because this site written in Korean is one of the most popular fortal site in Korea. The word “Daum” in Korean means “the next” in English. Topics and materials included in this site are just like the yahoo, lycos, hotmail, google, and other fortal sites. Although I know you can

Digital China/Harvard Site

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Recommended because of the use of primary sources and images from the film The Opium War. This is an internet-mediated educational channel with China. This is a useful site for high school world history. Start by a page on the Opium War with Chinese Commissioner Lin Zexu’s letter of advice to Queen Victoria, dated 1839 (which served to precipitate the war) Be aware of the fact that some of the links provided on this site do not work.

Discover Japan/A Look into Japan (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site provides concise information on Japan and Japanese culture, live videos in Tokyo, and numerous photos of Japan. This site would be used for both junior high and high school students. Topics and materials included in this site are information about general information of Japan and Japanese culture, history of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Mt. Fuji, major cities in both Tokyo and Kyoto, photo gallery, quiz of Japan, discussion forum on Japan and Japanese culture, and live videos in Tokyo. Start by “Culture of Japan”. This unit provides general information about Japanese geography, traditional arts, cooking, language, holidays, religions, festivals, and legends. It is also recommended that you can show live videos in Tokyo through “Tokyo”. Be aware of the fact that this site provides “Quiz Japan” so that students are able to review what they learned from this site. This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Discover Korea : School and Community (1988) Grades: Elementary Education, Secondary Education

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Recommended because a series of three video packages prepared for use in elementary and junior high schools. This popular series introduces Korean life as seen through the eyes of Korean schoolchildren. Each 2Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute video centers on a theme introducing Korean culture and society from different perspectives. FAMILY AND HOME A visit with a Korean middle school student and his family. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY A trip to a Korean school and an opportunity to join in community life. GEOGRAPHY AND INDUSTRY A guided tour of diverse regions of South Korea emphasizing geography’s impact on lifestyle. An easy-to-use teacher’s manual and a double-sided classroom poster accompany each video. Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service.

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Discover Korea: Family and Home (1988) Grades : Elementary Education, Secondary Education

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Recommended because a series of three video packages prepared for use in elementary and junior high schools. This popular series introduces Korean life as seen through the eyes of Korean schoolchildren. Each 2Slavic and Eastern Europe-minute video centers on a theme introducing Korean culture and society from different perspectives. FAMILY AND HOME A visit with a Korean middle school student and his family. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY A trip to a Korean school and an opportunity to join in community life. GEOGRAPHY AND INDUSTRY A guided tour of diverse regions of South Korea emphasizing geography’s impact on lifestyle. An easy-to-use teacher’s manual and a double-sided classroom poster accompany each video. Reviewed by Asian Educational Media Service.

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Dreams (1990)

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Recommended because This film consists of eight episodes exploring the costs of war, the perils of nuclear war, and humankind’s need to harmonize with nature. Man is Genius When he is dreaming.
Reviewed by University Center for International Studies (UCIS) of University of Pittsburgh.

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Earth in Motion (Indiana)

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Recommended because this site is an international project for participants to share and record everyday life and happenings with others around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are Children and Nature (Studies of the diversity and similarities of our natural world), Children and Culture (Studies of the diversity and similarities of our cultural world), digital picture books, country quizzes, discussion forum on use of technology in the classroom, other projects such as water project, food project, or Looking at my country project and more. I think that you can make your students choose a project or Start by “View All” since it provides all current contributions to Earth in Motion. I strongly recommend “Looking at my country” project since it presents countries through the eyes of children by providing pictures drawn by children from Japan, Denmark, Italy, Germany, and U.S.A. This resource was originally recommended by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University.

Earth Pulse

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Recommended because this National Geographic site provides an immense amount of information regarding relationships of human population to world issues.  Especially useful for teaching geography (human, land, movement) and global issues.  Start with The Human Condition, then explore the menu bar on the left.  For primary students, click on the For Kids link.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

East Asia in Transition: An Instructional Guide and Video (1996) Southern Center for International Studies World in Transition Series

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Recommended because of an educational package divided into five topics, including an overview, politics, economics, social issues, and US interests in East Asia. Comes with a videotape. Recommended for secondary schools. Can be ordered online for $20.00. Reviewed from the Indiana University East Asian Studies Center Selected Bibliography of Resources. Please check this URL — http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/respub.htm

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East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (Columbia)

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Recommended because of its effort to promote intercultural understanding by connecting with schools in East Asia. Start byMember Schools” available in “About US” since it provides a list of websites that each member schools in East Asia manage. Be aware of the fact that you need Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows or for Mac to download the documents in this site.
This site was originally recommended by the East Asian Institute at Columbia University.

East Asia: A New History (2001)

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Recommended because a general history of the region. Utilized in the Columbia University East Asia telecourse as a basic text.
Reviewed by Mary Anne Flournoy 5/10/02.

Citation: Murphey, Rhoads. New York: Longmans ($58.33)

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East Asia: From Chinese Predominance to the Rise of the Pacific Rim (1993)

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Recommended because this book presents history of civilizations in East Asia. Topics and materials included in this book are the three historical parts: (1) Chinese predominance, (2) a new balance of power, and (3) the rise of the Pacific Rim. The first chapter illustrates how the classical Chine (1650-206 B.C.) and the early Chinese Empire (206 B.C. – A.D. 1368) affected other Asian countries including Korea, Japan, and South – East Asia. The second chapter discusses the relationship between the late Chinese empire (1368 – 1912) and other Asian countries. The last chapter examines the impacts of modern times on East Asian countries. Start by the first two chapters since they explicitly illustrate how China significantly affected other Asian countries in a historical perspective.

Citation: Cotterell, Arthur. London : John Murray. $14.95.

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East Asia: Tradition and Transformation (1989)

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Recommended because of general textbook on East Asian history recommended for secondary by Indiana University East Asian Studies Center ($40.00)

Citation: Fairbank, John., Reischauer, Edwin., & Craig, Albert. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.($40.00)

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