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Chinese Language (Mandarin): Learn Chinese Culture & History

Guide to Chinese learning materials in Kirk Library and on the Internet.


photo by Brian Woychuk

Chinese Culture Websites

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Cultural China is a non-profit cultural website initiated by Shanghai News and Press Bureau and undertaken by Hongtu Real Estate Development Company, a member of the Long River Foreign Exchange Foundation. Our vision is to popularize Chinese cultures throughout the world, promote the cultural exchanges between China and other countries, and let the world know more about China through the Internet based on the integration of resources of the Shanghai and national publication industry.



Learn about Traditional Chinese Festivals: Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Qingming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Double Seventh Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Double Ninth Festival, and Winter Solstice Festival.



An online course developed by Professor Mark Bender, Dept of East Asian Languages & Literatures, Ohio State University.

Click on the links below for the Chinese sections of his online course.

Geography, Demography, Cultural Continuities, Ethnic Diversity

Brief History of China

Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism

Chinese Spoken Language

Brief Intro to Chinese Literature



Laszlo Montgomery presents topics covering 5,000 years of Chinese History and culture.  Laszlo Montgomery spent many years in Hong Kong and enjoys sharing his passion about China.



Timeline of Chinese History - Dynasties

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