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  • American Abstract Expressionists Franz Kline (above) was influenced by Chinese calligraphy. 2

    Chinese Calligraphy, the art of writing

    By Pearl Lau Title: Chinese Calligraphy, the art of writing Author: Pearl Lau Subject Area: Art, Social Studies, History, and Literacy Grade Level: K-12. This […]

  • Poem: Facing Snow 1

    Reading a Tang Dynasty Poem

    This lesson uses a poem by well-known Chinese poet Du Fu to illustrate the aesthetic principles of regulated verse and parallelism in Chinese poetry that […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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    A Brief History of Chinese Poetry: Classical to Contemporary

    The main goal of this lesson is to show students how art reflects the ideas and culture of a particular time and place through the […]