Saturday, October 8, 2011

Reading List for Asia (The Far East)

General Resources

The Silk Route: 7000 Years of History by John Major

China
The Empty Pot by Demi
The Five Chinese Brothers
The Great Wall by Elizabeth Mann
Growing Up in Ancient China by Ken Teague
The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert
Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China by Suzanne Williams Ming Lo Moves the Mountain
The Road Home (movie)
To Far Places: The Story of Francis X. Ford by Eva K. Betz
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese
Tikki-Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
What's in a Chinese Character? by Tan Huay Peng

India

The Jungle Book, Kim and others by Rudyard Kipling
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (set mostly in London)
Saint Francis of the Seven Seas by Alfred Nevins


Japan

Count Your Way Through Japan by James Haskins
The Samurai and the Tea: A Legacy of Japan’s Early Christians by Cathy Brueggemann-Beil Hokusai: The Man Who Painted a Mountain by Deborah Kogan Ray

Movies: Ikiru, The Seven Samurai, and others by Akira Kurosawa

Korea

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
The Philippines

Island Hero: The Story of Ramon Magsaysay by Marvin M. Gray


Thailand

Anna and the King (movie - high school/adult)
Dawn From the West: The Story of Genevieve Caulfield by Margaret Rau

Tibet

Peak by Roland Smith
Seven Years in Tibet (movie - high school)

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