Name of Collection: Chinese Culture

School Name: P.S. 124 Yung Wing School

Address: 40 Division St., NY, NY 10002

Phone: 212-966-7237--School; 212-431-5305--Library

Fax:212-219-3069

Librarian: Joyce Albert

Librarian's e-mail: JAlbert@schools.nyc.gov


Introduction: Our brand new collection is at present heavily Chinese folk literature and works centering on Chinese culture in our American society for PreK-5. Chinese New Year celebrations and other Chinese festivals are strongly represented.


Questions for Inquiry: How do you celebrate Chinese New Year in China and America? What is it like to be a Chinese-American? What are some great Chinese folktales? What is the immigration history of the Chinese-American? What should I know about Ancient China? What holidays, other than Chinese New Year, do the Chinese people celebrate? What is it like to live in China today?



Keywords: China; Chinese; Chinese-Americans;

Subject Headings: China--fiction; New Year--China; Chinese Americans--Social life and customs; Tales--China; Festivals--China; Holidays--China; China--Social life and customs; Folklore--China

Dewey Decimal Classification(s):398.2; 394.2; 951; 973

Key Books

Reference: Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, Theodora Lau, 133.5

Non-fiction: Folk Tales

Cloud Weavers: Ancient Chinese Legends, by Rena Krasno and Yeng-Fong Chiang. 398.2 Kra
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China, retold by Ai-Ling Louie. 398.2 Lou

The Weaving of a Dream, by Marilee Heyer, 398.21 Hey
Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young 133.52 You
The Sons of the Dragon King: A Chinese Legend 398.2 You
Five Heavenly Emperors: Chinese Myths of Creation by Song Nan Zhang 398.2 Zha
Chinese New Year Books
Celebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith 394.261 Hoy
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year by Kate Waters 394.2 Wat
Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai! by Demi 394 Dem
Chinese New Year by Alice K. Flanagan 394.261 Fla
Chinese New Year by Judith Jango-Cohen 394.261 Jan
Chinese New Year: A Time for Parades, Family, and Friends by Fay Robinson 394.261 Rob
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds 394.26 S

Fiction: Picture books

Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges E Bri
The Day the Dragon Danced by Kay Haugaard E Hau
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis E Lew

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look E Loo
Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth E Mut

Novels

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin F Lin
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Magazine Articles

• Print: Newspapers: China Daily (English); People's Daily (Chinese); South China Post (English)

Magazines: China Today; China Pictorial

• Online: Time China Newsfile (in English) www.time.com/daily/special/newschina

Databases:



Web Sites:

www.kiddyhouse.com/SStudies/Countries/China/ Info on many aspects of Chinese culture
**www.gigglepotz.com/chinese_newyear,htm** Activities for kids
**http://chineseculture.about.com** Has many interesting articles, but not as kid-friendly
**www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/zodiac/Rooster.htm**
http:/members.aol.com/Donnclass/Chinalife.html#INTRO
**www.ocdf.org/magazine/index.htm** Interesting links
www.nypl.org/branch/features/2006/chinatown.pdf. Highlights some of the resouces of Chatham Square Branch of the NYPL as well as others. Adult oriented.
www.nychinatown.org/links.html An extensive resource with links to most of the best sites relating to Chinatown history, such as Library of Congress-American Memory, and the National Archives site. Many photos available through these sites.
www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear Many craft ideas for Chinese New Year and beyond.

Videos/DVDs:

Ancient China. Schlessinger Media
China: People & Places. Discovery Channel

Chinese -American Heritage. Schlessinger Media

Chinese New Year. Schlessinger Media
Landmarks of Civilization. Discovery Channel
Two Children, Two Cultures. Discovery Channel

CDs:

Software:

EdVideo:

Community Resources: Museum of Chinese in the Americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor, NY,NY 10013. (212) 619-4785

info@moca-nyc.org

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*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.