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MAPPING PERCEPTIONS
// CHINA
  • Mapping Perceptions of China [Asia Society]
    For grades 3-5. In this lesson plan students map their own neighborhoods and describe what is and is not included on a map. They then look at historical and contemporary maps (of China, in this case) and compare and contrast use of scale, orientation, etc. with their own maps to understand how to read and utilize different types of maps.
PERCEPTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF EAST ASIA FOR CLASSROOM EXERCISE

Questions for Discussion

  • Look at the pictures under each of the country labels and check which ones fit your perceptions of East Asia and which ones do not.
  • Discuss why you made these choices and what your perceptions are about East Asia and these four countries.

Image Source: UCLA Asia Institute's Slide Show page. Unless otherwise noted, credit for all photographs is the Asia Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University.

// CHINA PHOTOGRAPHS
Shanghai street scene, 2004 Shanghai, 2004 Suzhou, Pagoda
Suzhou canal Lijiang street Lijiang landscape
Xianggelila, near Liagiang Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Bread making in cave home, Lintong
Physics class, Xi'an Magao riverbed, Dunhuang Beijing, evening street scene
Beijing
// JAPAN PHOTOGRAPHS
Tsukiji wholesale fish market handles about 2,000 tons of more than 400 aquatic products High School Sports
Downtown Tokyo Take out lunch
Great Buddha at Nara Horyuji Temple and Pagoda, 607 C.E., are of the oldest wooden structures in the world. They design is based on Korean temples of the era, which, in turn, emulated Chinese temples. Horyuji's architecture thus testifies to the strong cultural influence of China in East Asia
Kabuki Theater Performance in Osaka Shinto Torii (literally "bird perch") at Miyajima, near Hiroshima, and others, link shrines to the story of Japan's founding. How might this reflect japan's geography?
Credit for above photographs: Top row, photos 1 and 3, bottom row, photo 2: Clayton Dube. Top row, photos 2 and 4, bottom row, photos 1, 3, and 4: Janet Lucas.
// KOREA PHOTOGRAPHS
Credit for all photographs: Clayton Dube
// VIETNAM PHOTOGRAPHS
Credit for all photographs: Clayton Dube

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