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China in the World: The Rise and Fall of the Canton System

BY PETER PERDUE AND LYNN PARISI MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY VISUALIZING CULTURES Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Johnson As China’s relevance continues to grow, new resources are allowing teachers to offer increasingly nuanced instruction to their students. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visualizing Cultures project has been at the forefront in this effort, giving teachers access to high-resolution historical images along with authoritative essays and readymade lessons that ask...

Columns, Teaching Resources Essay

China Today: Teaching about a Changing Cultural Landscape

Social Education, the Teaching Journal for the National Council of the Social Studies VOLUME 74, NUMBER 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010 EDITED BY KATHLEEN WOODS MASALSKI AND TEDD LEVY Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Johnson Change in China is not new. The myth of a static “Orient” was never true. However, ongoing developments in contemporary China promise to affect the lives of our students more directly and more profoundly than ever before. The National Council for the Social Studies’ flagship journ...

Film Review Essay

China From the Inside

DIRECTED BY JONATHAN LEWIS DISTRIBUTED BY PBS HOME VIDEO DVD, 240 MINUTES, COLOR, 2006 Reviewed by Jeffrey R. Johnson How shall we describe the scope, pace, and consequences of change in contemporary China for students in American classrooms? China from the Inside, a four-hour Jonathan Lewis documentary that originally aired on PBS in January 2007, is a valuable resource for teachers who embrace this challenge. Lewis’ goal was to obtain candid perspectives on politics, gender, and the envi...

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