Table of Contents
I. Chinese Language.
(Learning Chinese online, Purdue University)
(Learning Chinese online, California State University, Long Beach)
(San Diego State University)
(Christian Evidence in Ancient Chinese Characters)
(Harvard University )
(Word Mapping Table for Pinyin, Wade-Giles and Yale)
( Learning Chinese characters)
II. The Birth of Chinese Civilization and Dynasties.
China has a history of over 5000 years. Chinese people often consider themselves as the descendants of Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor, who is credited with founding the Chinese nation around 4,000 B.C. There are many other legendary heroes like Pan Gu who created the world by separating the heaven and the earth from chaos, the resourceful Shun who kept people safe from the forest beasts, and the determined Yu who treated the floods and did many great things for his people during his long reign.
http:// www. csulb.edu/~txie/Chinanet.htm
(Pictures of China)
(A Chinese myth of origins )
III. Chinese World View: Religious Thought and Philosophy of Life.
(Religions of China)
IV. Chinese Literature & Classics.
V. Classic Music and Traditional Musical Instruments (Chinese way of expressing feeling and emotion).
VI. Creativity and Invention (Chinese contributions to world civilization and culture).
China has been known for its four early inventions which set the foundation for the modern science and technological development. The four inventions are: compass, paper making, printing and gunpowder.
( The web page of Seattle Asian Art Museum )
(Lively view of Chinese craft, culture)
( Art of China today)
(The year of tiger)
(Traditional Customs and Holidays)
(The Ten Heavenly Stems)
(The Twelve Earthly Branches)
IX. Chinese Traditions and Customs
X. China and the World.
(Barshefsky's testimony to House Panel on U.S.-China trade)
XII. China Today
XIV. Book list for Studying Chinese Language and Culture (* available at TCU library)
Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth
Paper Database on Agriculture
*China's military in transition / edited by David Shambaugh and Richard H. Yang.
*Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ/ Ralph R.
*Centre and provinces--China 1978-1993 : power as non-zero-sum / by Linda Chelan Li.
*The making of the Republican citizen : political ceremonies and symbols in China, 1911-1929 / Henrietta Harrison.
*The People's Republic of China after 50 years/ edited by Richard Louis Edmonds.
*Reappraising Republican China / edited by Frederic Wakeman, Jr. and Richard Louis Edmonds.
*Reconstructing twentieth-century China : state control, civil society, and national identity / edited by Kjeld Erik Br?dsgaard and David Strand.
*Japan's economic diplomacy with China, 1945-1978/ Yoshihide Soeya.
*Strong institutions in weak polities : state building in Republican China, 1927-1940 / Julia C. Strauss.
*Making urban revolution in China : the CCP-GMD struggle for Beiping-Tianjin, 1945-1949/ Joseph K.S. Yick.
*Covell.Democratization in China and Taiwan : the adaptability of Leninist parties / Bruce J. Dickson
*Unfinished encounter: China and Christianity / Bob Whyte.
*Missionaries, Chinese, and diplomats: the American Protestant missionary movement in China, 1890-1952/ Varg, Paul A.
*A history of East Asian civilization/ Reischauer, Edwin O.
*China: a new history/ Fairbank, John K.
*Our ordered lives confess: three nineteenth-century American missionaries in East Shantung/ Irwin T. Hyatt, Jr.
*Christianity in China: early Protestant missionary writings/ edited by Suzanne Wilson Barnett and Fairbank, John K.
*The missionary enterprises in China and Amerisa/ edited by Fairbank, John K.
*St. John¡¯s University, Shanghai, 1879-1951/ Lamberton, Mary.
*Sound & symbol in Chinese/ Karlgren, Bernhard.
*The languages of China/
Ramsey, S. Robert.
Special acknowledgments go to various individuals and institutions of the above web pages on China.. Thanks also go to Texas Christian University Faculty Research Fund, TCU Add Ran College Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Victor L. Neil for his web assistance.