Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following institutions for primary sources:
- E.J. Brill,
- Penguin Books,
- Shandong Cultural Relics and Archeology Institute,
- Stanford University Press,
- University Books,
- University of Hawaii Press,
- University of Virginia,
- Shandong Provincial Museum,
- Wenwu chubanshe, and
- Zhonghua shuju.
About the Author
Anne Kinney is a Professor of Chinese at the University of Virginia. Among her recent publications are Representations of Childhood and Youth in Early China and The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China. She is currently at work on an annotated translation of Lienüzhuan (Traditions of Exemplary Women) and a digital research collection for the study of women in early China.
About the Lesson Plan Author
Jessica Hodgson teaches Advanced Placement World History and World History and Geography at South County Secondary School in Fairfax County, VA. She has traveled to China as part of a Fulbright-Hays seminar, is a National Writing Project alumnus and has studied the life, music and history of J. S. Bach through a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute. When she is not teaching, she plays the cello with an amateur string quartet.
How to Cite This Source
Anne Kinney, "Ancient China," in Children and Youth in History, Item #187, http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/teaching-modules/187 (accessed September 24, 2016).
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