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China: The Culture
Suitable for children of ages 7 to 14 years, this title discusses the growth of the Chinese film industry, Chinese cuisine. It also discusses immigration (the Chinese who live abroad); how the growth of the economy has created a wealthy class within the communist state; and, capitalism without democracy.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Crabtree Publishing Company
(first published January 11th 1989)
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Jul 27, 2008 Mim Gottschalk rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: early elementary grades
Recommended to Mim by: I reviewed it for Children's Literature
One of a series (including “The People” and “The Land”), this title offers an introductory view of the ancient and rich Chinese culture. There is a table of contents listing the thirteen chapters, all but one of which consists of only two pages. Each chapter contains several color photos depicting art, foods, festivals, belief systems, symbols, architecture, inventions, and more. A glossary of bolded terms used in the text and an index round out the volume. Two statements prompted further resear ...more
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