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Visible Traces

By Steinemann, Namji Kim

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Title: Visible Traces  
Author: Steinemann, Namji Kim
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Language: English
Subject: Philosophy, Theology, Literature
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Steinemann, N. K. (n.d.). Visible Traces. Retrieved from http://www.hawaiilibrary.net/


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Preface: We live in an age defined by connections. The possibilities for communication, interaction, and exchange increase daily. Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China is both a product of, as well as an important participant in such connections. The exhibition began as a collaboration between the Queens Borough Public Library in New York and the National Library of China in Beijing to bring rare books, maps and rubbings to the American public. The Queens Borough Public Library then invited the Asia Society?s Education Division to develop teaching materials that would introduce these important objects and images to U.S. classrooms as well as link them to various curriculum standards, notably Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, and Visual Arts.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents i Preface and Acknowledgments iii Introduction to Teachers iv Map of China v Chronology vi Pinyin Pronunciation Guide Traces of Boundaries: Mapping One?s Place in the World 1 Introduction Background Essay: 3 ?Understanding the Geography of China: An Assemblage of Pieces? by Robert W. McColl, University of Kansas Classroom Activities: 13 Mapping Perceptions 15 Building an Empire Traces of Ideas: Communicating Through Writing and Technology 20 Introduction Background Essays: 23 ?Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Writing System? by Jerry Norman, University of Washington 27 ?Writing and Technology in China? by Irene S. Leung, University of Michigan Classroom Activities: 32 Creating Characters 37 Woodblock Printing 40 Writing Timeline

 

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