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Calligraphy


Appreciation of the Art of Chinese Calligraphy - Website in English with multiple examples of Chinese calligraphy and explanations of the different styles - chericem1 chericem1



China


Children Left Behind - A series of three documentaries (each approximately 8-10 min. long) in Chinese with English subtitles about the life of children in rural China (also available on //YouTube//) - chericem1 chericem1



Chinese Culture


ChinaCulture.org - Website dedicated to providing cultural information (in English) re: China, its culture, customs, food, government, institutions, laws, museums, politics, etc.

The Great Empire of China - A collection of cultural materials in Chinese that includes music, poetry, text and art from China - chericem1 chericem1




Festivals

Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year Photos -

Chinese Zodiac - Materials for teaching about the zodiac - chericem1 chericem1



Paper Cutting


Amazing Chinese Paper Cutting Arts « Carrey’s Corner - Great animation made of Chinese papercuts on YouTube - chericem1 chericem1

Chinese Paper Cutting - Patterns for papercutting - chericem1 chericem1



Photographs


Asian Children - A photo set on Flickr of black and white photographs of Asian children (available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license) - chericem1 chericem1

China/Chinese - A set of 60 photos related to China/Chinese. Most can be used in online and in published materials for free. Some require that you notify and/or credit the photographer first - chericem1 chericem1

Chinese New Year Photos - A set of photos related to Chinese New Year. Most can be used in online and in published materials for free. Some require that you notify and/or credit the photographer first - chericem1 chericem1



Poetry


Seven Fruits on Seven Trees - Printable PDF of a simple poem in Chinese (characters, pinyin, and English) that incorporates numbers and fruits - chericem1 chericem1



Commercially Available Materials


A Thousand Peaks: Poems from China - Poems in Chinese with commentary in English (available from Amazon.com) - chericem1 chericem1

Exploring Chinatown: A Children's Guide to Chinese Culture by Carol Stepanchuk - Extensive notes about a variety of cultural topics in English ( - available from Amazon.com) - chericem1 chericem1



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