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China Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids

China Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids | Ancient China | Scoop.it
Read about China and get information, facts, photos, videos, and more from National Geographic Kids
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This website is the Kids version of National Geographic.  Here you will find basic information about China and its history.  Click on the arrows to view all of the images and facts.  Topics related to the task include the Dynasties, inventions, arts & crafts, beliefs and philosophies.   Make sure you scroll down the screen to also view a great video on the Terracotta Army.

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Sima Qian: China's 'grand historian'

Sima Qian: China's 'grand historian' | Ancient China | Scoop.it
Speaking truth to power has always been dangerous in China. The country's 'grand historian' 2,000 years ago was one of many who paid a terrible price.
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This article documenting the historian: Sima Qian is the first in a series written by Carrie Gracie on influential people in ancient China.  Other historical figures documented in the series include

The barbarian: Kublai Khan

The ancestor: Duke of Zhou

The poets: Li Bai and Du Fu

The wives: Soong sisters

The emperor: Qin Shi Huang

The warlord: Liu Bei

The bureaucrat: Wang Anshi

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Chinese Culture

Chinese Culture | Ancient China | Scoop.it
Cultural-china.com presents the panorama of China with tremendous information on Chinese scenery, tradition, arts, history and literature as well as the latest news on Chinese culture.
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This is a highly recommended resource that provides a vast array of information and graphics on Chinese culture. Topics of relevance include historical figures, events, traditions and viewpoints. Navigation of these topics can be found at the side or bottom of the website. Other links of interest inlcude an overview of china and archeology and heritage.

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History - Historical Figures - China culture

Browse for biographies of Historical Figures, Great people, Important People, politicians, Emperors, Military Officials, Chinese Women, empresses, Philosophers in Chinese history.
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This is a fantastic resource that provides a vast array of information and graphics on Chinese culture.  Topics of relevance include historical figures, events, customs, traditions and viewpoints.  Navigation of these topics can be found at the side or bottom of the website.  Other links of interest inlcude an overview of china and archeology and heritage.

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Your Search traditional life in china - Victoria and Albert Museum

Your Search traditional life in china - Victoria and Albert Museum | Ancient China | Scoop.it
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The Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Traditional Life in China' articles provide a comprehensive overview of China's history.  The topics include Collecting, Living, Ruling, Temple and Worship, Burial Customs, and Eating and Drinking.

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Glossary of Chinese Customs and Traditions

Glossary of Chinese Customs and Traditions | Ancient China | Scoop.it
Chinese New Year - Chinese culture, customs and traditions: Topic
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A great resource that provides a glossary of many Chinese customs and traditions.  Links are also provided for each topic to give a more thorough overview.  Topics of particular relevance include: History of China, Chinese Dynasties, Five Emperors, and Taoism.

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Video -- China's Terra-Cotta Warriors -- National Geographic

The explore team visits the tomb of the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, where there is a ceramic army of as many as 8,000 life-sized, intricately carved statues modeled after Emperor Qin's army.
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This video documents the amazing discovery of China's terra-cotter army reportably created to take Emperor Qin to the after-life.

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Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army - National Geographic

Emperor Qin's Terra Cotta Army - National Geographic | Ancient China | Scoop.it
Read about the tomb of China's First Emperor, Qin, and his terra-cotta army, in this article from National Geographic.
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This article not only documents the unearthing of China's terra-cotta army but also the initial excavations of China's First Emperor, Qin's tomb.  An overview of Qin's ruling is provided with an insight into ancient Chinese burial customs.

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The TT Tsui collection of Chinese ceramics

The TT Tsui collection of Chinese ceramics | Ancient China | Scoop.it
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This web page created by the National Gallery of Australia provides links to information on the funerary customs and spiritual beliefs/ philosophies of ancient China.  The links include History of Chinese Funerary Ceramics, Burial Rites and Mingqi, Spiritual Beliefs in Ancient China.

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Search Results

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Search Results for AsiaSociety.org
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Search this website for specific information related to the task.  Use names of people or places or events in the search box for best results. 

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Timeline of Chinese History and Dynasties | Asia for Educators | Columbia University

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A very useful timeline of the Chinese Dynasties.

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Ancient China - Middle School History for Kids

Ancient China for Kids - Ancient China Curriculum for Middle School
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Ancient China - The British Museum

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This is an interactive website that is not only informative but provides stories, exploration activities and challenges.  The categories for Ancient China include Crafts and Artisans, Geography, Time, Tombs and Ancestors, and Writing. 

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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - China: As History is My Witness

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - China: As History is My Witness | Ancient China | Scoop.it
From emperors to poets to generals, the BBC’s former Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie explores the lives of key...
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Former BBC Beijing correspondent Carrie Gracie presents this series on influencial figures from Chinese history who have impacted on the evolution of China.

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The TT Tsui collection of Chinese ceramics

The TT Tsui collection of Chinese ceramics | Ancient China | Scoop.it
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This is a great resource for identifying spiritual beliefs in ancient China.  The article focuses on the philosophical teachings of Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism.

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