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Online Resources

Tomb Treasures

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Han Dynsaty Map
http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/history/han-dynasty-map.cfm

Library of Congress, Country Studies, China
Includes chronology of Chinese dynasties
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cntoc.html

Los County Museum of Art
Chinese Art Collection
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=browpage&dept;=chinese&method;=artwork&permission;=3

Lee Kong Chian Art Museum
National University of Singapore
Ceramics Collection
http://www.nus.edu.sg/weblkc/c00.htm

Minneapolis Institute of Art
World Ceramics
http://www.artsmia.org/world-ceramics/

National Gallery of Art
The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology
http://www.nga.gov/education/chinatp_splash.htm

National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan
The Development of Porcelain in China
http://www.npm.gov.tw/exhbition/cpor2000/english/epor2000.htm

Asian Gateways
Chinese Tomb Treasures
http://gallery.sjsu.edu/oldworld/asiangate/chinesetombs/tomb-tombs-page.htm

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/current/ancientChinesePottery.htm

Seattle Art Museum
Porcelain Stories
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibit/Archive/porcelainstories/

Secrets of the Great Wall
Discovery Channel
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/greatwall/

ThinkQuest
Ancient Chinese Technology [student created]
http://library.thinkquest.org/23062/

University of Evansville, Indiana
Exploring Ancient World Cultures, China
http://eawc.evansville.edu/chpage.htm

The Heavenly Horse in China
http://www.turanianhorse.org/silkroad.html#horsekeeping

The Art of the Horse in Chinese History
Kentucky Horse Park
International Museum of the Horse
http://www.ket.org/artofthehorse

 

Reaching Distant Lands

Asian Society, New York
Fire over Earth: Ceramics from the Collection
http://www.asiasociety.org/arts/ceramics/

Celadon Techniques
Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/celadon/html/tech.htm

Google 3D Warehouse Model of Forbidden City
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=9240292f0a4c552c5000b0ccb86b2848

Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/iraqChina/defaultIC.htm

Manufacture of Porcelain, 1743
http://www.gotheborg.com/twentyillustrations/index.shtml

Porcelain from the Henan Museum, China
http://www.chnmus.net/Template/home/chnmuse/Collection/collection_list_porcelain.jsp?currCatalogID=20060510543874

NASA / Jet Propulsion Lab
Radar Images of Silk Route
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/radar/sircxsar/silkroad.html

Lost Cities of the Silk Route
http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~pamlogan/silkroad/

Should China End Zheng He's Treasure Voyages?
Curriculum on Trade in the Indian Ocean
http://www.askasia.org/teachers/lessons/plan.php?no=63

 

Fit for the Emperor

Dragons

Dragons in China
China the Beautiful
http://www.chinapage.org/dragon1.html

Dragon Robes
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/artbytheme/dragon_keyideas.html

Dragon Robes of China's Last Dynasty
San Diego Museum of Art
http://www.sdmart.org/dragonrobes/

 

Chinese Symbols

Chinese porcelain
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/ceramics/early-Chinese-ceramics-porcelain.cfm

 

Confucius

Chinese Culture, Original Source Texts
Fordham University
http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts.html

Lessons on Daoism and Confucianism
Cleveland Museum of Art
http://www.clevelandart.org/educef/asianodyssey/html/DaoConf.html

Works by Confucius, The Internet Classics Archive, MIT
http://classics.mit.edu/Browse/browse-Confucius.html

Confucianism
AskAsia.org, Asia Society
http://www.askasia.org/teachers/essays/essay.php?no=38&era;=&grade;=&geo;=

 

Ceramics General

Ceramics Today
http://www.ceramicstoday.com/index.html

Ceramics Glossary
Rufford Ceramic Center, UK
http://www.ruffordceramiccentre.org.uk/ceramic/artists/index.htm

 

Print Resources

For students

Bellerophon Books. 1997. A Coloring Book of Ancient China. Santa Barbara, CA.

Bateson-Hill, Margaret. Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996.

Calliope: World History for Young People. The Ming Dynasty: The World of the Yongle Emperor. May/June, 1995.

Conrad, Pamela. 1999. Blue Willow. New York: Philomel Books.

Cotterell, Arthur. 1994. Ancient China: Eyewitness Books. New York: Alfred A Knopf.

Davol, Marguerite W. 1997. The Paper Dragon. Boston, MA: Atheneum.
A scholar and artist wins over an angry dragon.

Demi. 1990. The Empty Pot. New York: Henry Holt.
An empty pot—a piece of Chinese porcelain—is featured in this story and illustrations echo porcelain designs.

Elmer, Margaret, et al. 1991. Hands On: China. Seattle: The Children's Museum.

Finney, Susan and Patricia Kindle. China Then and Now. Carthage, IL: Good Apple, Inc., 1988.

Gates, Doris. 1976. Blue Willow. New York: Viking.

Goldstein, Peggy. 1991. Long is a Dragon: Chinese Writing for Children. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Hillman, Elizabeth. 1992. Min-Yo and the Moon Dragon. Chesnut Hill, MA: Harcourt Brace.
Min-Yo the smallest and lightest person in the land asks the Moon Dragon for help.

Ho, Minfong. 1996. Maples in the Mist: Poems from the Tang Dynasty. New York: Lothrop Lee.
Poems for students from China's Golden Age of poetry.

Kerven, Rosalind. 1994. In the Court of the Jade Emperor: Stories from Old China. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
Tales of dragon princesses and gods and goddesses.

Major, John S. 1996. The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History. New York: HarperTrophy.
Covers the Silk Route between China to Byzantium.

Martell, Hazel Mary. Imperial China 221 BC to AD 1294. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999.

Nicholson, Robert and Claire Watts. Journey into Civilization: Ancient China. NY: Chelsea Juniors, 1994.

Spagnoli, Cathy. 1992. Treasury of Asian Stories & Activities for Schools & Libraries. Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside Press.

Teague, Ken. 1993. Growing Up in Ancient China. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Assoc.
Ancient China from a young person's perspective, covering customs, school, food, family life, clothing.

Williams, Jay. Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like. New York: Four Winds Press, 1976.

Williams, Suzanne. 1997. Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China. Berkeley, CA: Pacific View Press.
Chinese technological innovations, including bronze casting, astronomical research, and ceramics. Teachers guide available.

Xuan, Yongshent. 1999. The Dragon Lover and Other Chinese Proverbs. Auburn, CA: Shen's Books.
English and Chinese versions of traditional stories.

Young, Russell. 2000. Dragonsong: A Fable for the New Millennium. Auburn, CA: Shen's Books.
A young dragon searches the world for wisdom.

 

For Adults

Brown, Roxanna and Sten Sjostrand. 2000. Turiang: A Fourteenth-Century Shipwreck in Southeast Asian Waters. Pasadena, CA: Pacific Asia Museum.

Caroselli, Susan L., ed. 1987. The Quest for Eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculptures from the People's Republic of China. Los Angeles; Los Angelse County Museum of Art.

Carswell, John. 1985. Blue and White: Chinese Porcelain and its Impact on the Western World. Chicago: David and Alfred Smart Gallery, 1985.

Curtis, Julia B. 1995. Chinese Porcelains of the Seventeenth Century: Landscapes, Scholars Motifs, and Narratives. New York: China Institute in America, 1995.

He, Li. 1996. Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. New York: Rizzoli.

Ledderose, Lothar, 2000. Ten Thousand Things: Module and Mass Production in Chinese Art. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Medley, Margaret. 1976. The Chinese Potter. Oxford: Phaedon.

Pierson, Stacey. 1996. Earth, Fire, and Water: Chines Ceramic Technology, A handbook for Non-specialists. London: University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art.

Sullivan, M. 1977. The Arts of China. Berkeley: University of California.

Thorp, Robert L. 1988. Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China. Seattle, WA: Son of Heaven Press.

Wood, Nigel. 1999. Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry, and Re-creation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

 
 
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