Colors of China

Colors of China

by Shannon Zemlicka, Janice Lee Porter
     
 

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Situated at the crossroads of the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Middle East, Turkey has long held a position of great strategic importance to the United States and Europe. Yet since the demise of the Soviet Union, significant changes have rocked the country, complicating domestic policy while providing new opportunities in the international arena. A Changing Turkey… See more details below

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Situated at the crossroads of the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Middle East, Turkey has long held a position of great strategic importance to the United States and Europe. Yet since the demise of the Soviet Union, significant changes have rocked the country, complicating domestic policy while providing new opportunities in the international arena. A Changing Turkey provides a detailed account of these changes and their impact on the country's foreign policy outlook.

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Children's Literature
Using colors as a vehicle, this volume of the "Colors" series introduces the culture of China to elementary age children. Green, for example, draws the reader into a brief article about the green rice fields that dominate parts of the country. The color's name is also presented in mandarin characters with a pronunciation in parenthesis. The article explains how and where rice is grown and the extensive work growing it requires. Tan represents the Great Wall of China. Red illustrates the Communist flag. Brown introduces the Yangzi River and orange the breeding of goldfish. Much of the information included in this volume is new for adults as well as children, but is broken down into easy-to-understand pieces. Even such controversial topics as the Communist government and China's occupation of Tibet are covered in a fairly objective manner. Communism, the book explains, tries to make sure everyone has a job and a place to live, but also restricts what can be printed in newspapers and books. The illustrations are brightly colored and provide slightly stylized depictions of life in China. It is a good book to introduce an often mysterious and misunderstood country to children and their parents. This volume contains a brief introduction about China's population and people and is indexed. It is an important volume for any library to own. 2001, Carolrhoda Books/Lerner, $19.93 and $5.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Bethany Miller Cole<%ISBN%>1575054787

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575055633
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Colors of the World Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,497,286
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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