China From the Inside

Power and the People
Women of the Country
Shifting Nature
Freedom and Justice
Interactive Map
China-U.S. Quiz
About the Series
Behind the Scenes
For Educators
- Overview
- Globalization Lesson
- Environment Lesson
- Resources

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Additional Teaching Resources on China


Pacific Link
The KQED Asian Education Initiative, Pacific Link, is a project of KQED Education Network (EdNet) designed to help educators and community audiences teach and learn about Asia and Asian America. (at

Berkeley China Initiative
From the University of California, Berkeley, this is one of the best resources for teaching and learning about China. Subscribe to the participatory media portal created by the Graduate School of Journalism, China Digital Times (at, the largest English-language website on current events in China. (at

Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), University of California, Berkeley
ORIAS offers teacher workshops and summer institutes for educators in addition to resource links, on-line workshop content, and standards-based lesson plans. (at

Stanford University Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education
Useful links for teaching about Asia. (at

Primary Source Resource Library (at
Offers bibliographies ranging from ancient China and the Three Gorges Dam to Asians in America.

Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (EAPS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
EAPS houses The Asian Educational Media Services (AEMS) with a comprehensive web-based database of multimedia resources on Asia including lesson plans and a teacher's guide (PDF) for the film To Live. (at

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
China Environment Forum creates programming and publications to encourage dialogue among U.S. and Chinese scholars, policymakers, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations on environmental and energy challenges in China. (at


To Live, a film by Yimou Zhang, 1994 -- gives background and Mainland Chinese perspective on the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Not One Less, a film by Yimou Zhang, 1999 -- gives background on the reality of life in the countryside as contrasted with the reality of city life in China. Can also be used to explore issues of poverty, local governance, and child labor in China.

King of Masks, a film by Tianming Wu, 1996 -- gives background on the Chinese social context for the preference of sons over daughters.

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