• The Silk Roads in Central Asia, Showing Ancient Kingdoms and Empires 1

    From Silk To Oil

    Travel the deserts and mountain passes of Central Asia with From Silk to Oil: Cross-Cultural Connections Along the Silk Road. This book of global studies […]

  • Left: Roman in his toga (Ancient Rome); Right: A pair of horsemen (Eastern Han) 1

    Han China and Ancient Rome

    With the participation of teachers from all over the U.S., the Teach China program develops multi-disciplinary curriculum units aligned with national standards. In July 2001, […]

  • Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, China 1

    Beijing 2008: A Photographic Journey

    Introduction As early as 1906 an article about competitive sports in the magazine Tianjin Youth voiced Chinese aspirations to host the Olympics. The promotion of […]

  • The Beijing Central Business District, or Beijing CBD is the primary area of finance, media, and business services in Beijing, China. 1

    Reform Era

    Introduction Over the last thirty years, the People’s Republic of China has undergone a series of dramatic economic and social reforms and consequently developed at […]

  • Chart of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. 1

    Sustainability in China

    Featured Resources Related to Study Tours Summer 2010, “History, Culture, and Sustainable Development” & Spring 2011, “Yunnan – Continuous Change, Enduring Traditions” An inescapable remark […]

  • Eillen Chang and 1940s Shanghai, China. 1

    Microcosm of 1940s Shanghai

    In this lesson, students will learn about 1940s Shanghai by reading and analyzing Eileen Chang’s short story “Sealed Off”. They will discuss change and continuity […]

  • Hao Junchen ‘Hugging a portrait of his deceased wife, an elderly man fulfils their dream of visiting Beiijing’ 2003 2

    Humanism in China Resources

    Hugging a Portrait of Wife For Fall 2009, China Institute Gallery has selected one hundred works from the groundbreaking collection of documentary photography at the […]

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    Understanding Filial Piety

    This lesson will explore the Chinese value of xiao, or filial piety, through a discussion of selections from the Analects and Mencius and an activity […]

  • Hutong, Beijing , China 1

    Learning to Look at Chinese Cities

    In this lesson students will compare photos of different urban areas in China, paying special attention to architecture, transportation, public spaces, and historical development. Students […]

  • Naxi Dongba Script - the one and only living pictographic script in the world 3

    Naxi Dongba Script and Pictographs

    During this lesson, students will learn about the Naxi–one of China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities–as well as the Dongba religion. Students will experience Naxi culture through […]