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Appel, Benjamin. Why the Chinese Are the Way They Are. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1973.

Axelbauk, Alex. The China Challenge. New York: Franklin Watts, 1978.

Birch, Cyril. Chinese Myths and Fantasies. London and New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1961.

Blunden, Caroline. Cultural Atlas of China. New York: Equinox Books, 1983.

Carter, Michael. Crafts of China. New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1977.

Christie, Anthony. Chinese Mythology. The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1968.

Cooper, Lee. The Chinese Language for Beginners. Vermont, Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1971.

Crain, Clark. Oriental World/Ocean World. Sacramento: California State Department of Education, 1973.

Creel, H.G. “The Role of the Horse in Chinese History,” The American Historical Review, Vol. 70, No. 3, April 1965.

Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, ed. Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook. 2nd ed. New York: The Free Press, 1993.

_____. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Elementary Science Study: Tangrams. New York: Webster Division, McGraw-Hill Book Co.

Elffers, Joost. Tangrams: Ancient Chinese Shapes. Penguin-Viking Books.

Fairbank, John King and Merle Goldman. China: A New History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Fessler, Loren. China. New York: Time, Inc., 1963.

Filstrup, Chris and Janie. China, from Emperors to Communes. Minneapolis: Dillon Press, Inc., 1983.

Gernet, Jacques. Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion 1250-1276. California: Stanford University Press, 1962.

Hammond, Jonathan. China, the Land and Its People. London: Macdonald Educational Limited, 1974.

Hawley, W.M. Chinese Folk Designs. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.

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Lazo, Caroline. The Terracotta Army of Qin. New Discovery Books, 1993.

Loewe, Michael. Everyday Life in Early Imperial China During the Han Dynasty 202 BC-AD 220. Putnam, NY, 1968.

Luce, Henry R., Editor-in-Chief. The World’s Great Religions. New York: Time, Inc., Golden Press, 1958.

Mackerras, Colin. The Chinese Theater in Modern Times. 1990.

Mailey, Jean. Embroidery of Imperial China. New York: China Institute in America, 1978.

Mason, Sally. Take a Trip to China. London: Franklin Watts, 1981.

Mazzatenta, O. Louis. “China’s Terracotta Warriors.” National Geographic, October 1996, pp 68-85.

Menten, Theodore. Chinese Cut-Paper Designs. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1975.

Namioka, Lensey. China: A Traveler’s Companion. New York: Vanguard Press, 1985.

Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China. Cambridge, 1954.

Nitta, Ray. Your Move! The Center for Open Learning and Teaching, 178 Tamalpais Rd., Berkeley, CA 94708, 1975.

Olsen, Sandra, ed. Horses Through History.

Qi Xing. Folk Customs at Traditional Chinese Festivities. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1988.

Rossabi, Morris. Kublai Khan: His Life and Times. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1988.

Rawson, Jessica, ed. Mysteries of Ancient China: New Discoveries from the Early Dynasties. New York: George Braziller Inc., 1996.

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Schell, Orville. Modern China: The Story of a Revolution. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.

Schubert, Barbara and Bird, Marlene. Chinese: 16 Cultural Activities for K-6 Children. San Jose, CA: Reflections and Images, 1976.

So, Jenny F. and Emma C. Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China’s Northern Frontier. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in association with the University of Washington Press, 1995.

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Walter, Derek. Chinese Mythology: An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend. London: Diamond Books, 1995.

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Wenli, Zhang. The Qin Terracotta Army. London: Scala Books and Cultural Relics Publishing House, 1996.

White, Garrett, ed. The Imperial Tombs of China. Memphis: Lithograph Publishing Co., 1995.

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Xu Bo An and Guo Daihung. “China’s Venerable and Glorious Architecture.” Natural History, Vol. 95, No. 9, September 1986, pp. 34-43.

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Visions of China (1999 CNN special)

Searching for China WebQuest

East Asian Studies Center (Indiana University)

Chinese Characters Dictionary

Crane House (Louisville)

Country Study: China (Library of Congress)

Tomb Photos

Teaching About China (numbers, zodiac, Great Wall, lunar calendar, abacus, celebrations, folktales, games)


China: A Multimedia Guide by Mary Robinson Sive, Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 23 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014.

National Resources on China, The China Project/SPICE, Lou Henry Hoover Bldg., Room 221, Stanford, CA 94305.

China: A Resource and Curriculum Guide, edited by Arelene Posner and Arne DeKaijer, University of Chicago Press, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637.

A.R.T.S., Inc. (98 Madison Street, New York, NY 10010) offers the following inexpensive paperbacks: Chinese New Year’s, Paper Lanterns, Chinese Heroines, Children of the Yellow River, Chinese Children’s Games, Chinese Folk Songs.

Free to educators: booklets on art, jade, music, opera, festivals, Kung Fu, philosophy, bronzes, architecture, and more from the Chinese Information and Culture Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020-1579, (212) 373-1800.

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