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1. Qin terracotta warriors and horses

Text: 《秦兵马俑》  苏教版国标本第十册第14课  语文A版第十册第16课  鄂教版第八册第14课  人教版课标本第七册第19课  鲁教版第六册第24课

Audio text: 《秦兵马俑》课文朗读

2. Dunhuang murals

This text describes the famous caves of Buddhist art near Dunhuang, in western China.

Text: 《敦煌壁画》语文S版第五单元第23课

Alternative text: 《莫高窟》  西师大版第六册第15课  苏教版第九册第11课  教科版第七册第12课

Advice for teachers: Teachers may also like to search for images for “Dunhuang caves”, “Dunhuang mural”, “Mogao grottoes”, etc. to enhance these resources. Stories painted in the grottoes have inspired picture books and animated films, such as “Nine-coloured Deer” (九色鹿; Jiuse Lu). Teachers may like to search for these resources.

Link: This item appears in multiple units: The Arts Unit: Arts and Artists in China and Business & Commerce Unit: The Silk Road. It also links to the Media Studies Unit: Distinctively Chinese, but not directly to any item.

3. Riverside scene at Qingming Festival

This panoramic scroll painting captures the daily life of people of all ranks in the Northern Song Dynasty's capital city of Bianjing (today's Kaifeng, Henan Province) during Qingming Festival. It gives a snapshot of the economic activities in urban and rural areas at the time. Over 500 people are shown in the painting, with a great variety of natural scenery, architectural features, market places and stores, boats and bridges.

Painted by Zhang Zeduan, an artist in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), “Riverside scene at Qingming Festival” is a national treasure at the Palace Museum in Beijing. It is 528 cm long and 24.8 cm wide.

Text:一幅名扬中外的画》——《清明上河图》 作者:腾明道 人教版课标本第五册第20课  鲁教版第五册第16课

Audio text: 《一幅名扬中外的画》课文朗读

4. The moon’s reflection on the twin spring lakes

The inspiration for Hua Yanjun, better known as “Blind Ah Bing”, a wandering erhu player who created one of the most popular musical works in China.

Text: 《二泉映月》  冀教版第九册第10课  苏教版第十册第10课 
湘教版第八册第22课  鄂教版第十二册第13课

5. Roar the Yellow River

This article is about how the “Yellow River Cantata” (黄河大合唱) came into being in early 1939, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The lyrics, written by poet Guang Weiran, so inspired composer Xian Xinghai that he set them to music in six days. Two weeks later, on 13 April, the “Yellow River Cantata” premiered in the Shanbei Gongxue Hall of Yan'an, and quickly became popular throughout China.

Text《怒吼吧,黄河》语文S版第十一册第四单元 第19课 诗人光未然作词 冼星海谱曲《黄河大合唱》

6. Tibetan opera

Text: 《藏戏》 人教版课标本第十二册第7课  鲁教版第十册第15课

Link: This resource links to The Arts Unit: Beijing Opera, as it offers students opportunities to contrast Tibetan and Beijing opera styles.

7. Ansai waist drum

Text: 《安塞腰鼓》作者:刘成章  苏教版第十一册第14课  冀教版第十一册第29课

8. Grandma’s papercut

Text: 《姥姥的剪纸》 作者:笑源 苏教版国标本第十一册第四单元第12课

Alternative text: 《中文》教材第九册第一课《剪纸》
Resources:  (关键词 剪纸)

Last updated: 16 April 2012

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