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Medieval China Work!

Today, you’ll be working in small groups to gather information on the following Chinese dynasties: the Sui, Tang, Song, and Yuan.  Use the following PDF to help you find information on the economic, societal, and political aspects of each period of Chinese history.   46 more words

Due Dates

Papermaking in China, Japan & Beyond

To get students started this session, I’d like to begin with Japanese artist and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai.  Most active in the early nineteenth century, Hokusai is best known for working in… 224 more words

Instructor Post

Response to On Weaving + Chinese Silk

Just as a sculpture of stone that contents itself to live within the limits of its stone nature is superior in formal quality to one that transgresses these limits, so also a weaving that exhibits the origin of its rectangular thread-interlacing will be better than one which conceals its structure and tries for instance, to resemble a painting.

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Dai Temple of Tai'an

 Though it’s hard to believe we attempted anything else after the snafu on Taishan mountain, we went back to the hotel, swam, checked out, and visited… 1,480 more words

Family Fun

A Compass Magnetically Shows The Way

The Interaction Between A Compass and the Earth’s Magnetic Field

When a kid is given a compass for the first time, they almost become mesmerised by the way the needle spins around every time they move.   526 more words