A New Year's Reunion

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About the Book

Jama’s Alphabet Soup: A New Year’s Reunion Review

A summary and review, as well as cultural context, of the book.

https://jamarattigan.com/2012/01/23/a-new-years-reunion-by-yu-li-qiong-and-zhu-cheng-liang/

 

WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures

An in-depth review of A New Year’s Reunion.

http://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/review/wow-review-volume-iv-issue-4/6/

 

A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Quong, illustrated by Zhu Chen-Liang | BookDragon

A summary and review of the book.

http://smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/a-new-years-reunion-by-yu-li-qiong-illustrated-by-zhu-chen-liang/

Articles For Reference

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, Leslie T. Chang (book)

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, Leslie T. Chang (book)

 

Culture

China History, Discover the 5,000 Years History of China

A brief overview of the history of China.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/china-history.htm

 

Chinese New Year - Holidays - HISTORY.com

A 3 minute video about the history of Chinese New Year.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year

 

History: Ancient China for Kids

Facts about China’s history, culture, and famous people.

http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/ancient_china.php

 

Fortune Tales | The Story of Chinese New Year

A short animated video about the history of Chinese New Year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-R-aIq3_E

 

Chinese Dragon: A Powerful Metaphor

An article about the mythology of the Chinese dragon. 

http://resources.primarysource.org/content.php?pid=55421&sid=405880

 

Fu 福signs

Articles about the Chinese character "fu" (good luck and happiness). 

http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/214T9185T13288.html

http://www.fengshuiweb.co.uk/upside-down-fu-good-fortune-signs-for-chinese-new-year/ (download a copy from this website)

 

Red envelope (hongbao)

An article about the Chinese New Year red envelope.  

http://chineseculture.about.com/od/chinesefestivals/p/Chinese-New-Year-Red-Envelope.htm

Food

Sticky Rice Balls - Nuomici

A recipe for sweet sticky rice balls.

http://www.chinasichuanfood.com/sticky-rice-balls-nuomici/

 

Longevity Noodles with Chicken, Ginger, and Mushrooms

A recipe for long noodles, a Chinese New Years tradition.

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013451-longevity-noodles-with-chicken-ginger-and-mushrooms?action=click&module=Collection+Page+Recipe+Card&region=Lunar+and+Chinese+New+Year&pgType=collection&rank=5

 

Geography

China Geography: Location, Regional Divisions, Mountains, and Rivers

Descriptions of China’s physical features.

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/geography/

 

China Country Profile - National Geographic Kids

Facts about China and its geography, nature, people and culture, and more.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/china/#china-dragon.jpg

 

China Weather, Climate, and Geography

Facts about China’s climate and geography.

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/china/weather-climate-geography

 

Last Train Home

A documentary about domestic migration in China and the spring exodus from the cities back to the countryside for the Lunar New Year. 

Review of Last Train Home http://www.aems.illinois.edu/publications/filmreviews/lasttrain.html

History

China History, Discover the 5,000 Years History of China

A brief overview of the history of China.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/culture/china-history.htm

 

Chinese New Year - Holidays - HISTORY.com

A 3 minute video about the history of Chinese New Year.

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year

 

History: Ancient China for Kids

Facts about China’s history, culture, and famous people.

http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/ancient_china.php

 

Fortune Tales | The Story of Chinese New Year

A short animated video about the history of Chinese New Year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-R-aIq3_E

Language

Chinese Language, Learn Chinese, Chinese Lessons

An introduction to the Chinese language, including sayings, pronunciations, and proverbs.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-language/

 

10 Phrases in Mandarin Chinese - YouTube

A short video introducing 10 basic phrases in Mandarin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ssoXyQ7Ek&t=16s

 

Chinese Language History | Mandarin and Cantonese | Today Translations

An article about the history of the Chinese language.

https://www.todaytranslations.com/language-history/chines

Movement/Dance

Lion Dances at Chinese New Year

The history and origin of lion dances, as well as various styles

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/new-year-lion-dance.htm

 

Dragon Dances for Chinese New Year, North and South Styles

The history and origin of dragon dances, as well as the northern and southern styles of dancing.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/new-year-dragon-dance.htm

Music

Chinese New Year Songs, Music, Lyrics, English Translations

Four Chinese New Year songs with lyrics and English translations.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/special-report/chinese-new-year/music.htm

 

Music on Chinese New Year

Various audio and video clips of Chinese New Year songs.

http://www.theholidayspot.com/chinese_new_year/music/

Teaching Activities

Chinese New Year | Scholastic

Various resources for classroom activities for Chinese New Year.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collections/teaching-content/chinese-new-year/

 

Teaching about Chinese New Year

A list of web resources, as well as lessons and activities for the classroom.

http://ca3rsproject.org/pdfs/chinesenewyear.pdf