Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chinese New Year Links from LC Primary Resources

Here are links for those interested in promoting the Chinese New Year (for 2009, it will be January 26). The links are courtesy of the Library of Congress Training on Primary Resources that I (Stephanie Sooryun) participated in (and our library director who organized them and added the links to additional resources):

About Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Celebration
In-depth explanation of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration Includes explanation of feasts, descriptions of traditional foods and decorations.

Traditions and History of Chinese New Year Celebrations

Articles from the 1880’s
”The Chinese New Year”
from The American Missionary. Volume 36, Issue 5, May 1882

“New Year's Day in China”
from The American Missionary. Volume 38, Issue 8, Aug 1884

Pictures
Chinese New Year: dragon dance, children and adults watching]: From San
Francisco Chinatown (post-1910)

Chinese New Year: dragon parade]: From San Francisco Chinatown
(post-1910)

Chinese New Year: Dragon dance, children watching
Chinese New Year: dragon dance, children watching
Girl in Traditional Dress
Chinese New Year, Chinese girl in traditional dress sitting in a chair
surrounded by various objects, furnishings and textiles.

Girl and Boy in Traditional Dress
Chinese New Year, Chinese girl and boy in traditional dress standing next to each other on a chair surrounded by various objects, furnishings and textiles.

Dance of the magnificent lion
Chinatown, San Francisco, Calif.: From Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird.

New Year’s in San Francisco
"Chinamen Celebrating Their New-Year's Day in San Francisco" and "Alter in the Chinese Joss-House, San Francisco"

Other Resources/Activities
Get Ready for Chinese New Year
Get ready for Chinese New Year. Start at the bottom and click on a moon... Based on the book "The Chinese Siamese Cat," written by Amy Tan

Chinese New Year Resources for Teachers
Teacher Planet has lessons and unit plans, worksheets along with other resources that look at the Chinese New Year.

About China
Global Gateways, Portals to the World, Library of Congress resources on China.

Stephanie Sooryun's Blog: Libraries, Research, and a Pot of Gold

Please check out Stephanie Sooryun's blog: Libraries, Research, and a Pot of Gold. She is a fellow member of the Cultural and Racial Diversity Committee for the Illinois Library Association.

If you have your own blog about libraries, please share your URL! You do not have to be a member of the Committee or a member of the Illinois Library Association (ILA); of course, you are very welcome to join ILA.

A Time Out


I do want to take a personal time out to say that I (the blog owner) am a Huskie. I became a Huskie in 1990, eighteen (mostly good) years ago. I hope your school, your university, your library, and your community does not have to face tragedy. If something does happen, you will discover first-hand how really connected we all are to each other.

I want to add a special thanks to the librarians of Virginia Tech, my colleagues from the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute Class of 2004, and my friends in ILA who sent notes of condolences, support, and advice. The words "thank you" now seem inadequate, but thank you.

Thank you all,

Kay Shelton