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MIT Visualizing Cultures. Religions - Taoism: Taoist ethics. Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: History of the Cutural Revolution. China's Cultural Revolution (1966-76) was a time of great hope and great sorrow.

Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: History of the Cutural Revolution

For thousands of years, China had been an agricultural society under an imperial ruler. In 1949 the charismatic revolutionary Mao Zedong and the Communist Party took control of the country, promising a break with the agrarian past. Ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay.pdf. MIT Visualizing Cultures. Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery, UCLA International Institute. Noted oceanic scientist Jin Wu discusses the 15th century expeditions of the Chinese mariner Zheng He & the celebration of the 600th anniversary of his first voyage By Richard Gunde Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2004.

Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery, UCLA International Institute

Ancient Chinese Explorers. By Evan Hadingham Posted 01.16.01 NOVA In 1999, New York Times journalist Nicholas D.

Ancient Chinese Explorers

Kristof reported a surprising encounter on a tiny African island called Pate, just off the coast of Kenya. Here, in a village of stone huts set amongst dense mangrove trees, Kristof met a number of elderly men who told him that they were descendants of Chinese sailors, shipwrecked on Pate many centuries ago. Their ancestors had traded with the local Africans, who had given them giraffes to take back to China; then their boat was driven onto the nearby reef. Zheng He's Voyages of Discovery, UCLA International Institute. Unit Map: America’s Responsibility for the Welfare and Safety of China’s Workers. Unit Map: America’s Responsibility for the Welfare and Safety of China’s Workers.

Introduction - The Chinese Family in the Twentieth Century. The family has traditionally been the basic unit of Chinese society.

Introduction - The Chinese Family in the Twentieth Century

Throughout the imperial period and into the beginning of the twentieth century, the relationship among family members was proscribed by Confucian teachings. Home - Women's Roles in China: Changes Over Time. Women's roles, responsibilities and expectations have changed in dramatic ways as Chinese society has transformed throughout different political eras.

Home - Women's Roles in China: Changes Over Time

From family structure, marriage, and childbirth to education, workforce participation, and political activity, women have seen and taken part in historical transformations that have accelerated over the last century. For students, exploring firsthand evidence of these changes – and witnessing continuities as well – is a far more exciting prospect than simply reading a text or even watching a documentary. There are multiple ways that teachers can offer students windows into the shifting values and beliefs about women in Chinese life; here, we offer three: investigating the design of an early nineteenth-century house; analyzing Communist propaganda posters from the Revolutionary period; and listening to an oral history of a young woman growing up in today's People's Republic of China.

China Source - Primary Source. Chinese Cultural Studies. Watch The Full Program Online. China strains to satisfy growing demand for meat. China’s growing appetite for meat and dairy is driving big changes in everything from farming to food safety.

China strains to satisfy growing demand for meat

Introduction: We turn now to China, whose growing appetite for meat and dairy is driving big changes in everything from farming to food safety. Our report is part of the series “Food for 9 Billion,” a partnership with the Center for Investigative Reporting, Homelands Productions, PBS NewsHour and American Public Media’s Marketplace. Through a Thwarted Cinematographer's Eye, China's Cultural Revolution. Jmcentarfer.tripod.com/ch28_1.pdf. Examining the Reign of Qin Shi Huang Di. Step 1: Researching Qin Shi Huang Di - Look at the pictures below and read the corresponding Information Handouts to complete the Note-Taking Graphic Organizer on Qin Shi Huang Di [Word Version].

Examining the Reign of Qin Shi Huang Di

Make sure you direct your note-taking on each Focus Question as they relate to each topic area. Gardens. Garden design was an art in China.

Gardens

Www.chinainstitute.cieducationportal.org/cimain/wp-content/themes/chinainstitute/pdfs/education/fromsilktooil_pdf5.pdf. Www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/chinatimeline/main.swf. The Silk Road Project – Silk Road Encounters. As a symbol of the crossroads between civilizations, peoples, and cultures, the Silk Road offers rich materials for students to explore diverse but interrelated topics on geography, trade, art, music, religion and history.

The Silk Road Project – Silk Road Encounters

This free teachers guide and sourcebook, which you are welcome to download, supplements traditional classroom materials with interactive activity plans and reference materials. These materials are adaptable for students from elementary school through high school. Sourcebook: The easy-to-read sourcebook provides the background material you need to familiarize yourself with the Silk Roads as you plan your activities on this theme. Silk Road: Spreading Ideas and Innovations. The Silk Road extending from Southern Europe through Arabia, Somalia, Egypt, Persia, India and Java until it reaches China.

Silk Road: Spreading Ideas and Innovations

Good ideas and innovation travel easily--and far. Historically, these ideas spread along trade routes. Columbia University. Ji-li Jiang, author of Red Scarf Girl, Online Presentation. SilkRoad. Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: History of the Cutural Revolution. How China is ruled: Communist Party. Communist Party The Chinese Communist Party's more than 80m-strong membership makes it the biggest political party in the world. University PIN Login. China Institute.