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Please refer to this page for further resources and background information on the cities and places we visit in China.

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HONG KONG

  • WebcCams in Hong Kong. Choose from the following locations: Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour, View from the Peak, Hong Kong Skyline and Causeway Bay
  • Victoria’s Peak. History and 360 Degree hong Kong View

SHANGHAI

  • Watch a short video clip about “Shanghai” from Encyclopedia Britannica.

XI’AN


BEIJING


VIDEOS from Encyclopedia Britannica (Can be used by faculty and students from school and from home):

  • A Ming Chi: Discover this Ming Chi of a court yard home popular in the Haung Dynasty.
  • Animal Statues From Yee’s Tomb: See these animal artifacts from the tomb of the Markee Yee.
  • Bronze Horse Statues: See these bronze statues from 200 A.D representingthe ceremonial cavalcade visiting a tomb.
  • Bronze Zoon: This Bronze Zoon dates back to 400 B.C. and is considered one of China’s National Treasures.
  • Buddhist Artifacts: Discover these ancient Buddhist artifacts discovered in the Imperial Tombs of China.
  • Burial Chamber and Shrouds: Learn about the burial chambers and shrouds of the ancient emperors of china.
  • Chinese Medicine: Asian Health Secrets: The history of Chinese medicine is rather sophisticated.
  • Chinese Zodiac Figurines: These chinese figures representing the year of one’s birth are from the Taung Dynasty.
  • Eastern Religion: Mahayana Buddhism: Learn about the principles of Mahayana Buddhism and Buddhist practices in China.
  • Eastern Religion:Buddhist Monasteries in China: Observe daily life in a Buddhist Monastery in China.
  • Emperor Chin’s Army: See the amazing terra cotta army found in Emperor Chin’s burial tomb and learn about the First Emperor of China.
  • Emperors’ Throne: See this Imperial Chinese Throne from Chung Long era.
  • Great Wall of China: See the magnificent Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure visible from outer space.
  • Hong Kong: Overview of Hong Kong.
  • Horse Statues: Compare these two horse statues from the Taung and Haung Dynasty’s.
  • Imperial Chimes: See these beautiful chimes that were used in the Ching Dynasty.
  • Imperial Robes: See the robes worn by the last emperors of China.
  • Jade Seal: Learn the origins of the Ching Dynasty rulers and see this jade and gold seal of the Su Ju Emperor.
  • Lady Gongs Crown: Learn the history of this breathtaking Phoenix and Dragon Crown from the Ming Dynasty.
  • Markee Yee Tomb: Learn who the Markee Yee was and see these rare bronze artifacts from his tomb dating back to 433 B.C.
  • Ming Dynasty Artifacts: Treasured artifacts from the Ming Dynasty.
  • Names: Learn how the different cultures within Singapore structure theorder of their names. (incl. China)
  • New Age: Feng Shui: This ancient Chinese belief holds that harmonic energy sustains well being.
  • Perfect Metropolis’ of Chengdu: Chengdu is considered the most modern and fashionable city in southwest China. (incl. food)
  • Ritualistic Artifacts From Yee’s Tomb: See these rare ritualistic artifacts discovered in the Yee Tomb dating from 433 B.C.
  • Sen Sigh Pottery: Discover these vibrant tri-color pottery figures from the Tuang Dynasty Tombs which date back over 1,000 years.
  • Shanghai: Overview of Shanghai, China.
  • Statues of Lady Yaung: Discover these statues from the Tuang Dynasty of Lady Yaung.
  • The Giant Panda Research Center: Panda preservation is a major concern to the Chinese.

BOOKS available in our Media Center:

  • Confucius: The Golden Rule by Freedman, Russell
  • The people of China and their food by Burckhardt, Ann L.
  • Lion dancer : Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year by Waters, Kate
  • Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon boats : A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Simonds, Nina.
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo by Mosel, Arlene
  • The hunter : a Chinese folktale by Casanova, Mary
  • “China” by Insight Guides
  • “We’re Riding on a Caravan. An Adventure on the Silk Road.” by Laurie Krebs
  • Chinese New Year : festival of new beginnings;Sievert, Terri
  • The Hunter : a Chinese folktale; Casanova, Mary
  • The Treasure Chest: a Chinese Tale by Wang, Rosalind C.
  • Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories by Yip, Mingmei
  • Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China by Young, Ed
  • The Empty Pot by Demi
  • The Weaving of a Dream: a Chinese folktale by Heyer, Marilee
  • Two of everything: a Chinese folktale by Hong, Lily Toy
  • Chinese Proverbs by McCunn, Ruthanne Lum
  • Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China by Williams, Suzanne
  • The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest by Jenkins, Steve
  • Round-the-world plays for Young People; a collection of royalty-free, one-act plays about lands far and Near by Nolan, Paul T.
  • Yao Ming by Pyle, Lydia
  • Ms. Frizzle’s adventures: Imperial China by Cole, Joanna
  • Ancient China by Cotterell, Arthur
  • The Great Wall of China by Fisher, Leonard Everett
  • Long is a Dragon. Chinese Writing for Children by Goldstein Peggy
  • Ancient China by Michaelson, Carol
  • Ancient China by Nicholson, Robert and Claire Watts
  • “The Emperor’s Silent Army” by O’Connor Jane
  • Take a trip to Hong Kong by Lye, Keith
  • People’s Republic of China by McLenighan, Valjean.
  • China, a history to 1949 by McLenighan, Valjean
  • China : a question and answer book by Olson, Nathan
  • The Yangtze River by Olson, Nathan
  • China ABCs: a book about the people and places of China by Schroeder, Holly
  • China by Walterlow, Julia
  • Take a trip to China by Mason, Sally
  • We’re from China by Lynch, Emma
  • The five Chinese brothers by Bishop, Claire Huchet.
  • Daisy Comes Home by Brett, Jan
  • The Story of Paper by Compestine, Ying Chang
  • The story of Noodles by Compestine, Ying Chang
  • The Story of Chopsticks by Compestine, Ying Chang
  • The story of Kites by Compestine, Ying Chang
  • Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi
  • The story about Ping by Flack, Marjorie
  • My first American friend by Jin, Sarunna.
  • My first Chinese New Year by Katz, Karen
  • Our home is the sea by Levinson, Riki.
  • Hamlet And The Enormous Chinese Dragon Kite by Lies, Brian
  • Ming Lo moves the Mountain by Lobel, Arnold
  • Tubby and the Lantern by Perkins, Al.
  • A Grain of Rice by Pittman, Helena Clare
  • The Pea Blossom by Poole, Amy Lowry
  • Ma Jiang and the Orange Ants by Porte, Barbara Ann
  • Moon Festival Russell, Ching Yeung
  • Grandfather Tang’s story: a tale told with tangrams by Tompert, Ann
  • Mei-Mei Loves the Morning by Tsubakiyama, Margaret Holloway
  • Shanghaied to China by Jackson, Dave and Neta
  • Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat by Armstrong, Jennifer
  • The clue of the hissing serpent (#53) by Dixon, Franklin W.
  • Homesick, my own story by Fritz, Jean
  • Flight of the Fugitives by Jackson, Dave and Neta
  • The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (#38) by Keene, Carolyn
  • Magic Tree House Day of the Dragon King by Osborne, Mary Pope
  • The Year of the Panda by Schlein, Miriam

DVDs available in the Media Center:

  • Families of China
    Families of China takes us through a typical day in the lives of two families. Narrated by children, Families of China introduces you to each family’s housing styles, foods, clothing, religion, schools and places of business.
  • Chinese New Year
    Interactive children’s video explores the symbols, customs, rituals and folklore of the Chinese New Year.
  • China Revealed
    Get a fresh perspective on China, one of the world’s richest cultures, as you hear individual life stories told through the eyes of the locals.
  • Big Bird in China
    Bid Bird’s desire to find the legendary Chinese Phoenix leads him and Barkley the Dog to an exciting adventure in China. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a tai ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs and meet the mischievous Monkey King, a traditional Chinese children’s hero. As Big Bird learns about China’s unique culture, he also discovers the joy of making new friends.

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