Confucianism and Taoism
One of the most famous books about Confucius—a collection of his sayings and ideas.
Some poems/stories from Chuang Tzu, one of the greatest Taoist philosophers
Online translation of Lao-zi's most famous work
Good info on his biography
Natural Wonders of China
Good info. It has both natural wonders and man-made. Be sure to only use the natural wonders.
Nice overview of various great locations
Good overview of some major sites
Dynasties of China
Good introductory material on dynasties
Has info on daily life as well
Great! More detailed info on the dynasties. Follow the links to other dynasties.
Good, basic info
Chinese Performing Arts
Speech Contest Script Site
China: The Country
A good site for finding information about China
A good overview about some facts about China.
Some beautiful photographs covering all areas of China. If you can't travel to China, these pictures will get you as close as you can.
Some great pictures of modern Beijing taken from the pages of National Geographic magazine.
National Geographic magazine does it again with some wonderful pictures covering China.
Some fun songs! The animation is really neat.
This museum has wonderful examples of Chinese art and artifacts. One of the world's great museums!
One of China's best art museums. Located in Beijing. Great collection!
Some fun crafts you can do at home on a rainy day!
A kid friendly explanation of the Chinese zodiac signs. Are you a horse, snake, or maybe a dragon!
A nice online collection of some Chinese folk tales in English. Enjoy reading!
Online exhibit of Chinese art from the Smithsonian (the Freer and Sackler Galleries)
If you like music, this is the site for you. A wonderful collection of Chinese music. It has traditional, children, pop music and more all ready for you to listen to online.
This is a fun site that can translate your English name into a Chinese name. Surname is your last name, and given name is your first name. For example, my name is Damon McParland. For the surname, I would enter "McParland" and for the given name I would enter "Damon."
A variation of mahjongg with different varieties to choose from
A variation of the classic game.
Fun game! Kind of like Connect Four but tougher!
Good place for some good sites
How good is your memory? Test it by playing concentration with real Chinese characters!
These games will help you increase your Chinese vocabulary! Go ahead and play and learn more words than your classmates!
A nice variety of games, from playing musical lanterns to identifying Chinese characters to trying your hand at tangrams. Enjoy!
Use these online flashcards to quiz yourself! Learn new words!
Good site for working on terms such as numbers, colors, parts of the body, etc.
This is a useful site for either translating Chinese to English to English to Chinese.
Fun games to work on both pinyin and character knowledge.
This is a great site to help with pronunciation! The chart lists all the possible sounds in the Chinese language! Wow! They also give you the chance to hear the sounds in all four tones. It doesn't have combinations for words (for example, you won't find mingzi) but you will find the pronunciation for ming and zi listed separately.
What a great site!
This site has some helpful hints for pronouncing pinyin. The best part is all the information that's in the chart (scroll down past the beginning until you hit the chart.) This chart offers good examples in English that correspond to the correct pronunciation in Chinese.
This site also helps with your pronunciation of all the possible sounds in Chinese. It also comes with a handy visual to help you see how the different tones sound.
Chinese New Year
Great site! Use this first!
Good pictures of celebrations
Description and pictures of food from Chinese New Year
Possible party supplies
Includes a short video overview of Chinese New Year. Click on the "watch the videos" link to get there.
Use this site to find out information about your city.
On this page there are galleries for the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and other Beijing areas. Use the gallery that's for your destination
Be sure to look at the Li River Cruise pictures.
A few additional pictures
Good list of main Chinese inventions
Provides short descriptions of invention/date/inventor
List of Chinese inventions with description from wikipedia
Short descriptions of the four main inventions of papermaking, printing, gunpowder and compass,
Timeline of inventions
Good site for info though a little hard to read because of graphics
Good info from www.about.com
Detailed list of inventions with short descriptions
Short descriptions of a few inventions
Good timeline of inventions with links to more info about many of the inventions
List of top ten ancient Chinese inventions
Good introductory list with descriptions of inventions
NASA site that describes the planets
NASA photographs of planets
Pictures taken by the Hubble telescope of planets in our solar system
Info on space from Adler Planetarium
Info on planets from National Geographic
Good pictures of all the planets
Planet photographs courtesy of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Photos of Taiwan
Travel info about Taiwan
Good overview of where to go to in Taiwan
Overview of night markets in Taiwan, especially the largest one in Taipei, the Shilin night market.
A few different snacks you can have at a Taiwanese night market.
Info on Taroko Gorge, one of the top spots to see.
Good pictures of popular places in Taiwan
Good links to places to see in Taiwan.
Very nice site with good pictures to give you a visual about what you'd be seeing.