Common Core Social Studies Companion Ancient China: Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, social, and religious structures of the civilizations of Ancient China. 6.32 Explain how the regions of China are isolated by geographic features, making governance and the spread of ideas and goods difficult, and served to isolate the country from the rest of the world. Stratfor examines China's geography as the historical driver of its expanding and contracting national boundaries emanating from the Han core. The Shang Dynasty - China's First Recorded History 6.34 Identify the political and cultural problems prevalent in the time of Confucius and how he sought to solve them. 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. Its tight organisation and ruthlessness help explain why it is also still in power. The party oversees and influences many aspects of people's lives - what they learn at school and watch on TV, even the number of children they are allowed.
East Asia's Geography Through the 5 Themes, 6 Essential Elements, and 18 Geographic Standards In approaching the complexity of China, Robert W. McColl's article Understanding the Geography of China: An Assemblage of Pieces** [Education about Asia] provides the most important information needed to understand the regional subdivisions of China, with useful cues as to how to remember the "pieces" and their relationships to each other. This article is also used in Standard 11 of this unit. Premodern Japanese Studies PMJS is a worldwide network of scholars, students and professionals who do research specifically related to earlier periods of Japanese history, literature, art, culture, religion, and language. The network's main function is to serve as a platform for scholarly discussion and publication on topics related to premodern Japan. We also welcome the dissemination of information relevant to the field such as new publications, conferences, workshops, and job announcements. With over 1000 members from more than 30 countries, PMJS is the largest and most diverse academic network dedicated specifically to premodern Japan.
China's Calligraphic Arts Home > Explore + Learn > Chinese art > China's Calligraphic Arts Six major scripts have developed over the course of more than three thousand years for writing Chinese characters, and all are still used in "artistic writing" (calligraphy) today. Each of these styles of writing—oracle bone, seal, clerical, cursive, running, and standard—has distinct differences in appearance. Characters in seal script, for example, have symmetrical structures made with thin, even lines. Clerical script is recognized by its prominent down strokes, while running script more closely resembles informal handwriting. One script builds upon the other, as seen in the progression above, where each set of characters represents the word "dragon."
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. Good ideas and innovation travel easily--and far. Historically, these ideas spread along trade routes.
BBC News website launches Japanese language site - BBC News Starting today, you will be able to read and watch some of the BBC news website's best text and video stories on a new, Japanese-language site. Our Tokyo-based editors will be selecting news, features and analysis to give Japanese readers an overview of the most important international stories we publish each day on our English-language editions around the world. And they will bring the BBC's global perspective to news about Japan that the rest of the world is interested in. You can see for yourselves by following this link or bookmarking The new website is commercially funded and is not paid for in any way by the UK TV licence fee.
Welcome to the Chinese American Museum of Chicago! Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The receptionist will be responsible for answering incoming calls, light data entry, as well as additional clerical duties. Bi-lingual required - Mandarin Chinese and English. • Answers telephone and directs the caller to the appropriate associate.• Greets visitors to the museum.• Provides callers with information such as museum address, directions to the location, fax numbers, website and other related information.• Enter information into databases and/or spreadsheets.• Generates letters and mailings.• Schedule group tours/visits.• Assists with other related clerical duties such as photocopying, faxing, filing and collating. • Flexibility.• Communication Proficiency.• Collaboration Skills.• Customer/Client Focus.• Organization Skills.• Technical Capacity.• Bilingual - Chinese is required. Must be fluent in Mandarin.