Words Without Borders

All Grades, History,

Read tales of street vendors and Shakespeare, personal accounts of Tiananmen Square and the Cultural Revolution, and love poetry from the Tang Dynasty era – all available for free, online, in the collection of Chinese literature on Words Without Borders Campus (www.wwb-campus.org/unit/china). Each work of literature is published alongside a collection of multimedia tools for teaching and learning, including:

  • Video interviews with authors and translators
  • Relevant photo essays, musical recordings, artwork, and maps
  • Teaching ideas correlated to the Common Core Standards

The collection includes poetry, graphic fiction, oral histories, and short stories, and fits into high school and college English, world history, social studies, and Mandarin courses. Authors include the classical poet Du Mu (杜牧), best-selling contemporary chronicler Yu Hua(余华), and many more — visit us at www.wwb-campus.org/unit/china.

Words Without Borders Campus (WWB-Campus.org) introduces students to eye-opening writing from around the world and provides educators with the resources to incorporate international literature into their curriculums.

Resource Type: Resource Collections
Caterogy: All Grades, History,


Teach China Team

Teach China is a comprehensive professional development program offered by China Institute to provide a wealth of opportunities for K-12 educators to enhance their knowledge of China, past and present. We take an interdisciplinary approach consistent with national and state-mandated standards in order to help educators incorporate the teaching of China into all subjects and grade levels, including Mandarin language learning, the humanities, social studies, and the arts. Teach China promotes cross-cultural understanding through the use and creation of authentic materials, the presentation of balanced perspectives, and the fostering of enduring connections between educators around the world.