ERIC Number: ED237437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Teaching About China. A Collaborative Work of the Asia Society's Education and Communications Department and Its China Council.
Bailey, Ann C., Comp.; And Others
Designed to supplement textbook study, this guide provides secondary school teachers with a compilation of recent scholarship on China. Eleven sections offer information, analysis, activities, and resources on Chinese geography, language, literature, art, and history to 1983. Sections 1 through 3 provide the following introductory information: rationale, various teaching strategies, and the Chinese romanization system. Sections 4 through 11 contain course materials. Section 4 discusses aspects of China's physical and cultural geography that have affected its historical development. Maps are included. In section 5, myths and facts about the Chinese language are presented and students practice calligraphy and interpret Chinese characters. Section 6 offers 2 essays on Chinese art. In section 7, 3 articles discuss techniques for using Chinese literature in the classroom. The remaining four sections provide a chronological treatment of the dynastic period, the decline of Imperial China, the revolutionary period, and the People's Republic. In each section, a critique of existing texts is followed by an essay which presents new scholarship and alerts teachers to misinformation and differences of opinion. Separate chapters then provide history, representative art and literature, activities, and teaching suggestions. The guide includes appendices concerning text evaluation, books and resources, and resource centers. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ASIA Society, New York, NY.; China Council of the Asia Society, Washington, DC.