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General Resources


China Related Internet Resources Center
A cataloged list of links maintained by China News Digest


Chinese History


Secondary Texts and Resources
The Ancient Dynasties
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
Chinese Culture and the Arts
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
Chronology of Chinese Dynasties
GIF image from China the Beautiful web pages by Dr. Ming L. Pei
Condensed China: Chinese History for Beginners
Author, Paul Frankenstein: "This is more like "Chinese History: the Cliff Notes version" or "Chinese History's Greatest Hits" than a full-fledged history."
Historical Setting of China
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
History of China
A recoding of the Army Area Handbook on Chinese history in HTML format by Leon Poon, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Institute for Plasma Research. Includes a search engine.
History Timeline
Hyperlinked timeline repared by Leon Poon, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Institute for Plasma Research
The Imperial Era
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
Portraits of Chinese Emperors
Dr. Ming L. Pei; from China the Beautiful web pages
The Silk Road
A well-written, accurate, large single document history by Oliver Wild, Centre for Atmospheric Science, Cambridge
Traditional Society and Culture
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition


Chinese Philosophy


Primary Texts
Confucius, The Analects
Gopher text (poorly formatted) at the University of Vermont Gopher archive
The Doctrine of the Mean (Zhong yong)
Gopher text (poorly formatted) at the University of Vermont Gopher archive
The Great Learning
Poorly formatted edition
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Sun Tzu, On the Art of War
Secondary Texts and Resources
Bibliography of Taoism in European Languages
The Chinese Philosophy Page
Texts, bibliographies and lists; Steven A. Brown, Monash University, Australia


Taoism
Bibliography of Taoism in European Languages
Tao, a Synthesis of Taoist Philosophy
Taoism Information Page


Chinese Art
Arts of Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas, The Arts of Asia
From the collection at the Brooklyn Museum
Asian Art
Standing Buddha (Northern Wei Dynasty) from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chinese Art and Culture
Chinese Art and Literature
Dr. Ming L. Pei; a reading room of links, texts, and artwork as part of the China the Beautiful web pages
Chinese Culture and the Arts
United States Army
The Chinese Rotunda
No GRAPHICS but excellent text on representational meaning of horses and lions from University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
The National Palace Museum, Taiwan
Two or three examples of Chinese art


Chinese Literature


Primary Texts
Chinese Art and Literature
Dr. Ming L. Pei; a reading room of links, texts, and artwork as part of the China the Beautiful web pages
Chinese Poetry by Various Authors
Wang Wei, Tu Fu, Li Po, Han Yü, Po chü-i, T'ao Chi'ien, Tsao Chih, miscellaneous authors: archive prepared by Richard Parsie, University of California, Davis
The Legend of the White Snake, from
Dr. Ming L. Pei; from China the Beautiful web pages
Ma Zhiyuan (14th century), Autumnal Thoughts
Translated by Linda Wang, PhD; from the Phoenix Teahouse pages
Po chü-i (772-846), Passing T'ien Men Street & The Charcoal Seller
From Reading About the World, ed. by Paul Brians, Professor of English, Washington State University
Poetry of the Dynasties: Selections of Poems from Different Dynasties
Very large and well-selected collection from Wind, Flower, Snow, Moon: A Taste of Chinese Poetry
; represented are poets from the Tang, Song, and Yuan dynasties
Secondary Texts and Resources
Chinese Poetry
Short, high-school level discussion of the Book of Odes by Ben Jacobs-Swearingen, high schools sophomore; a good short and engaged introduction
Classic Chinese Novels
Excerpts (some in Chinese, some in English) and some summaries of three Chinese novels, Shui-hu chuan ("Tale of the Water Margin"), Hsi-yu chi ("Journey to the West"), and Hung-lo meng ("Dream of the Red Chamber"). Dr. Ming L. Pei; from China the Beautiful web pages
The Earliest Literary Traditions
Government Information Office, R.O.C., Taiwan
History: The Birth of Shi, Ci, and Qu (shi, ci and qu are poetry genres)
From Wind, Flower, Snow, Moon: A Taste of Chinese Poetry


Chinese Science and Mathematics
History of Chinese Mathematics Timeline

Chinese Language
The Chinese Language Related Information Page
Links to WWW sites for learning Chinese and links to texts in Chinese; Carlos McEvilly


Bibliographies
Bibliography of Taoism in European Languages


Newsgroups
soc.culture.china
soc.religion.eastern


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