The Year of the Snake

Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday February 10th.  2013 will be the Year of the Snake.  Chicago's Chinatown will hold its Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday February 17th so check Chinatown's website for more details (http://www.chicagochinatown.org)

Here are some books and movies about China to help you celebrate.

Chinese New Year / by Katie Marsico

Chinese New Year / by Katie Marsico

This illustrated nonfiction book Chinese New Year teaches young readers about the background, traditions, foods, and celebrations of the Asian holiday.

When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail / Eric Jay Dolin

When America first met China : an exotic history of tea, drugs, and money in the Age of Sail / Eric Jay Dolin

Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic nonfiction tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.

Shanghai girls : a novel / Lisa See

Shanghai girls : a novel / Lisa See

Forced to leave Shanghai when their father sells them to California suitors, sisters May and Pearl struggle to adapt to life in 1930s Los Angeles while still bound to old customs, as they face discrimination and confront a life-altering secret.

Complete Chinese cookbook / Ken Hom

Complete Chinese cookbook / Ken Hom

Provides more than 250 recipes for appetizers, soups, meat dishes, poultry dishes, fish and seafood dishes, vegetables, rice, noodles, and desserts, along with information on ingredients, equipment, techniques, menus, and how to eat Chinese food.

The painted veil [DVD-videorecording]

The painted veil [DVD-videorecording]

Set in 1920's, after an affair a doctor and his wife learn the depth of their commitment to each other when they travel to China to deal with a cholera epidemic.

 

Chinese New Year crafts / Karen E. Bledsoe

Chinese New Year crafts / Karen E. Bledsoe

A great way for kids to participate in holidays, this craft book provides information about the origins and customs of the Chinese New Year, ideas for celebrating this holiday, and instructions for making holiday banners, a dragon streamer puppet, and a ribbon lantern.

Silver phoenix : beyond the kingdom of Xia / Cindy Pon

Silver phoenix : beyond the kingdom of Xia / Cindy Pon

With her father long overdue from his journey and a lecherous merchant blackmailing her into marriage, seventeen-year-old Ai Ling becomes aware of a strange power within her as she goes in search of her parent.

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China road [CD-sound recording] : a journey into the future of a rising power / Rob Gifford

China road [CD-sound recording] : a journey into the future of a rising power / Rob Gifford

Traveling along the three-thousand-mile stretch of China's Route 312, the Beijing bureau chief for NPR offers a close-up look at the economic and social transformation within China and the implications for both China and the world.

The very best of Chinese music

The very best of Chinese music [CD-sound recording]

Hear traditional and western instruments play Chinese music.

The foremost good fortune / Susan Conley

The foremost good fortune / Susan Conley

Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing,

 

The emperor's tomb : a novel / Steve Berry

The emperor's tomb : a novel / Steve Berry

Former government operative Cotton Malone teams with old heartthrob Cassiopeia Vitt on a dangerous mission to retrieve a priceless Chinese lamp from the third century B.C.E.

nbm; Summaries from publisher materials.

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