China Information Sources on the Internet
Last Revised: 3/2/09
- Splendid China:
Embark on a journey through 5,000 years and 10,000 miles of Chinese
culture, history and tradition. Our 76-acre park recreates in
painstaking detail over 60 lifelike replicas of China's historical sites
and landmarks, including: The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Tomb
of the Terra Cotta Warriors and much, much more. All exhibits are
hand-crafted by Chinese artisans direct from China, with a plethora of
unique and rare merchandise available in our gift shops. Enjoy Chinese
cuisine at it's best in our gourmet restaurant, The Suzhou Pearl. Marvel
at The Mysterious Kingdom of the Orient, a 90-minute live-stage
production, featuring over 40 of China's top entertainers. Watch as they
combine award-winning acrobatics with the unparalleled grace and beauty
of the Chinese dance to form a breathtaking performance unlike anything
ever seen this side of the Orient! Located in Kissimmee FL only 3 miles
from Walt Disney World.
Splendid China has a special program for China families called the
Splendid China Panda Club. Immediate benefits for Panda Club
members include free annual passes for the adopted children until they
reach age 18, and for their adoptive parents - twenty percent off Park
admission, twenty five percent off fine dining, ten percent off
merchandise, and special discounts for special events. FCC/FAC kids
will also receive the discounts in fine dining and merchandise. For
further information and to be on the Panda Club contact list, call Al
Riley, Splendid China Public Relations, Phone (407) 397-8820, Fax
(407) 397-8845, email email@example.com. Watch our web site at
for a special area relating to FCC/FAC activities.
Gardensin Katy, Texas, is a fascinating outdoor museum
replicating some of China's major historic scenes. Guided tours take you
back to the third century BC to view the first Emperor's amazing 6,000
piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale. The tour continues to
the intricately detailed miniatures of the famous Forbidden City in
Beijing which served as palaces for nearly 500 years of Imperial rule.
Come and experience the mystery and magic of Imperial China. Forbidden
Gardens is a must- see for everyone who wants to embark on an
unforgettable journey to a faraway land without stepping outside of
- As a parent and an advocate of early childhood education, Washington
State First Lady Mona Lee Locke recently embarked on a project close to
her heart: encouraging a cross-cultural exchange on early education by
leading a delegation of 60 U.S. teachers to China. KCTS-Seattle producer
Susan Han and videographer Valerie Vozza document the 10-day visit in
Children, a one-hour presentation that reveals how this nation of
1.2 billion people is preparing its children for the future.
- The ChinaSite.com The Complete
Reference to China/Chinese Related Web Sites. This massive site
has links to more than 1000 web sites about a variety of topics related
to China. Something for everyone can be found here including a link to
- China Fun is a web founded
mainly for people who are interested in Chinese culture, life, society,
not only for past, but also about her dynamic present and bright future.
China Fun has a good working team, which is composed by staff of
different specialiezd field with master degrees at least, to collect
information, design the content structure and express the knowledge.
- China Related Programs on
U.S. TV are listed on this page hosted by
- The dates for Chinese New Years are included in our listings of major
holidays in China.
- Chinatown in San
Francisco: Explore and learn about San Francisco Chinatown. Also
information about attractions, points of interest, history, events,
restaurants, and culture.
- The National Zoo in Washington DC has two webcams on their new Giant
Pandas. Here are the links for
See the main Panda Page as well for
more information about Pandas.
Chinese Fables At least 33 traditional tales are found in comic
book fashion on this interesting website.
- China - Created
by Haiwang Yuan of Western Kentucky University, this page is mostly
links with special links to pages created by Mr. Yuan on Chinese New
Year, Proverbs, Holidays, Legends and an "Audio Tutorial of
- The English language newspaper for China is
China Daily News.
- The Embassy of the Peoples
Republic of China in Washington DC now has their own website. They
list the addresses of the consulates where documents can be sent for
authentication and a lot of other information about China.
- http://www.nciku.com/ is an
online English/Chinese dictionary, including pronounciations.
- Chinese Fortune
Calendar Online provides a variety of traditional Chinese systems
for fortune telling, matchmaking, Feng-Shui and related materials. This
includes a useful page that will tell you the exact date of Chinese
festivals and holidays out through 2005.
- Chinese Culture Center located
in San Francisco has a nice website with a variety of interesting
information and elegant design. Check it out.
- Chinese Culture, Art &
Symbolism is the online culture page created by the International
Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Research Association, USA.
- The Chinese
Heritage Centre is based in Singapore and aims to provide cultural
resources for overseas Chinese.
- The largest Chinese Classical
Garden outside of China is in Portland OR. It will be the largest
classical Chinese garden outside China and will serve as a national
showcase for Chinese culture. Most of the materials for the interior of
the garden will come from China and 60 Chinese workers will be in
Portland next spring, for about 8 months, to help build the garden.
China is a site with some historical and current information about
China. Created by students with some interesting perspectives.
- A.Magazine is a publication
for and about Asian-Americans in the US.
- The Asia Society has two
subsidiary websites, AsiaSource
is a news site broadly focused on all of Asia including China, and
AskAsia which has a more
- MuziCom is a news site with a
largely China and business focus.
- China the Beautiful
is a site focused on Classical Chinese Art, Calligraphy, Poetry,
History, Literature, Painting and Philosophy.
which focuses on China industry news and analysis as well as featuring
interviews with industry leaders and experts.
- Inside China Today is a web
newspaper focused on China, Taiwan, and Macao. In addition to daily
news, the site offers a news review, travel section and political and
historical resources. Inside China Today was one of the first on the Web
to report Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's death, updating the news hourly
for readers. During the events following Deng's death, CNN linked to
Inside China Today as the premier Web site for news on the region.
was named as one of their Site of the Day sites.
- Asia: The World News Network
Links to online news sources from many places in Asia; part of the
larger World News network Offers a searchable collection of current and
past news in many languages. The new sources themselves contain
additional links to online media and other resources in the individual
countries. Website: http://www.worldnewsasia.com
- Buddhism on the
Silk Road Part of the International Dunghuan Project at the
British Library; focuses on Buddhism as the common factor among the
different peoples of the Silk Road. Includes a glossary of Buddhist
Sanskrit terms, and essays on the history of Buddhism, the doctrines of
Buddhism, and on Buddhist travelers on the Silk Road. Website:
- Daoist Studies A
collaborative resource for the academic study of Daoism; has a
bibliography database of over 2,000 citations, a database of over 150
current scholars and researchers in Daoist studies, a database of course
and syllabi on Daoism. Also conference announcements and calls for
papers. Website: http://www.daoiststudies.org
- Visual Sourcebook for
Chinese Civilization http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv Designed
to be used by students and teachers in college of high school classes.
Covers ten categories, such as geography, Buddhism, calligraphy,
military technology, etc., all selected because of the value of visual
images in teaching about them. Includes a timeline and teacher's guide.
- Reference Works
for Chinese Studies An annotated bibliography of dictionaries,
indices, concordances, etc., covering all aspects of Chinese studies.
Requires Chinese software to view characters in titles.
- Search China is a China
specific internet directory.
- SinoNews Network has a variety
of news and discussions about the greater China region.
- China Online is a news
site about China and related issues with a business emphasis.
- China Today is an
official-looking China information site with a government and business
- China.Com is a broadly
focused China news and culture site.
- The San Francisco Chinese New
Years Parade has its own website!
- Consult an online version of the
- SurfChina provides links to a
number of official and related websites in China.
is an online magazine about the scene in China aimed primarily at a
young adult market.
- The White Swan Hotel
in Guangzhou is very popular with families since it is about 100 yards
from the U.S. Consulate where every family adopting from China must go
for INS paperwork processing.
- The China Homepage
has links to information about Cities and Provinces in China.
- Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
performs a variety of Chinese dance styles.
- Chinese Language Sites: This site has a good
Dictionary, This site is very graphic intensive and may be slow
for people using older modems. Another place to look is the site simply
called Chinese characters Yet a
different take on this subject can be found on the
Multimedia Tutorial which shows basic phrases and included sound
files with pronounciations.
- Mandarin & Cantonese
Translation website. Includes links to other related Chinese
- Chinese Language Guidewebsite.
A user friendly guide to a variety of Chinese language resources.
Province info is some quantity can be found on this site devoted
to the entire Mekong river valley.
Home Town: A page for children adopted in China to learn about their
home towns and home provinces.So far it covers Many towns in
Jiangsu Province, some in Anhui, and Wuhan in Huebi Province. I intend
to gradually extend it to cover all of the most popular provinces and
CIA China Factbook. The Official CIA Factbook on China. Yes,
folks, this was put together by the CIA! Quite dry, but sometimes
interesting. Good encyclopedia style introduction to the country.
map. Beautiful, but this is a big file that
takes minutes to download.
of Beijing. Another beautiful, but huge file
that takes minutes to download.
of Hong Kong. Another beautiful, but huge file.
Useful if you need to travel through Hong Kong.
advisories and warnings list from the U.S. State Department.
of China. This includes pictures from many cities where adoptions
are taking place.
- China News Digest is online, with
lots of links to other sites with interesting things about China.
- Another site, just titled
Information About China,
has good links to Web sites in China, more maps, and some information
sites about China. This site is in Japan, so don't expect it to be real
- The Southwest Chinese
Baptist Church has an extensive listing of China related web
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