At ChinaConnectU you can find nearly a 1000 China-related articles, and we are adding more material every week. Topics include:
- History and geography
- Arts and culture
- Business and economy
- Society and politics
- Philosophy and religion
- Sports and recreation
- Language and education
- And much more
Educational Value. Written by experts in the field for general readers and students of China, the articles range between 500 and 5000 words, and are an ideal resource for writing assignments, classroom use, or at-home reading. To make the articles even easier to use as teaching materials, ChinaConnectU adds Chinese vocabulary and study questions, and we group articles together to make coherent lesson plans for K-12, high school, and college classes.
Easy to Find, Easy to Use. The articles are categorized according to topic, and teachers and students can easily browse through them by using the main menu bar or search function. Each article is presented as a separate post and can be downloaded as a (printable) PDF file using the easy print button at the top of the page. Further reading suggestions at the end of each article help students to continue their independent research.
Sources. The core of the articles comes from the award-winning Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, described by the Library Journal as a “sumptuous resource on all things China for the 21st century.” Other sources include Berkshire’s China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory, Education in China, and Guanxi: The China Letter.
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Reviews and Praise for the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
Lucien Ellington on the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China:
“The Encyclopedia of China is a five-volume set with 800 articles written by China scholars from the US and a number of other nations. … The work includes 1,200 photographs, as well as maps, timelines, tables, and primary source-side bars. Each of the entries, which range from 500 to over 6,000 words, contain a short introductory abstract. The editors deliberately designed the Encyclopedia of China to make it easy for teachers to reproduce entries for classroom use. … Most probably those educators, schools, and universities who acquire the Encyclopedia of China will find it useful for a long time. I highly recommend the set for middle and high schools as well as colleges and universities.”
Read Ellington’s full review of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China in Education About Asia (2011, 16,1) by clicking here.
Library Journal’s Best Reference 2010: “Take a publisher with a decade of experience in China, add a group of well-known Chinese and Western scholars, pay special attention to details (each of the 800 articles begins on its own page, all article titles are rendered in English, Chinese characters, and transliterations), add 1100 unique photographs, sprinkle in dozens of traditional Chinese proverbs, do it all on recycled, chlorine-free paper, … and the end result is this sumptuous resource on all things China for the 21st century.”