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China: A Cultural Heritage


Students and teachers alike marvel at “The Great Wall Chart.” This six-foot long timeline illustrates in full-color artwork the dynasties of ancient China. This Jackdaw places China’s art, drama, literature, philosophy, craftsmanship and technology in chronological perspective. Color reproductions of Chinese artistic treasures from many dynasties introduce China’s cultural heritage. Historians: Marjorie Norman & Peter Evans. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Artists, craftsmen, techniques, materials
  • Chinese society, dress and behavior
  • Literature in poetry and prose
  • Search for harmony and tranquillity: Religion in China
Historical Documents
  • The Great Wall Chart — 6' full-color timeline of the dynasties, development and details of China’s history.
  • The Jade Burial Suit of Princess Tou Wan. Color photo.
  • A copy of the Analects of Confucius dating from the T’ang dynasty.
  • “Thatched Cottage in the Western Mountains” — a handscroll painting by T’ang Yin (1466-1524) illustrating features of Chinese painting.
  • “Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies” Full-color details of two panels from the scroll of Ku K’ai-chi.
  • The “gates of the ghosts” — Chinese drama with color plate.
  • A Cultural Revolution propaganda poster, “Down with Economism!”
  • Invention and discovery — Chinese achievement in technological development.
  • The octagon kite — instructions for making a Chinese kite.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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