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Lynnae Failla's LibGuide- Writing in Ancient Civilizations: Ancient China

Ancient China

Jiaguwen/Oracle Bone Script

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Books in Our Library

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Growing Up in Ancient China     
      Call #: 931 TEA Teague, Ken, 1936-
Published 2001
Describes daily life in ancient China, discussing life in the country, life in the city, schools, festivals, and other aspects.

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      Call #: 931 CAT Catel, Patrick
Published 2010
A look at what the ancient Chinese did to affect people today.


(*The following books are not in our library and were included for the purpose of this project.  I used Novelist K-8 to find relevant print resources, and I will have to look into purchasing these books for our library for next year.)

Ancient Chinese Culture
      Call #: 931 MOR Morrow, Paula
Published 2016

Presents facts about ancient Chinese culture such as writing, philosophy, architecture, art, and funeral customs.

Hail! Ancient Chinese   
      Call #: 931 CHA Challen, Paul C.
Published 2011
A look at the history, government, agriculture, military, art, religion, and everyday life of ancient China.

Just for Fun!

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Day of the Dragon King     
      Call #: F OSB Osborne, Mary Pope.
Series: Magic tree house ; #14
Published 1998
The magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back two thousand years to ancient China where they must find the original copy of an old legend before the Imperial Library is burned down by the evil Dragon King.


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Yeh-Shen : A Cinderella Story from China    
      Call #: 398.2 LOU Louie, Ai-Ling.
  Published 1996
  This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.