Children's Literature from Asia in Today's Classrooms: Towards Culturally Authentic Interpretations

Children's Literature from Asia in Today's Classrooms: Towards Culturally Authentic Interpretations

by Yukari Takimoto Amos, Daniel Miles Amos


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ISBN-13: 9781475843682
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/15/2018
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Yukari Takimoto Amos is a full professor at Central Washington University. She teaches a wide range of subjects including Asian Studies, linguistics, and multicultural education. With graduate training at both Japanese and U.S. universities, she has been a professor or an instructor in Japan, Singapore, the United States, and Hong Kong.

Daniel Miles Amos was the first U.S. graduate student to successfully complete ethnographic research in the People’s Republic of China. He has held academic positions at several universities, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Normal University in greater China, and Clark Atlanta University in the United States.

Table of Contents

Lauri Johnson
Yukari Takimoto Amos
Daniel Miles Amos

Part I: Classroom Applications
Chapter 1 – Gods, Heroes, Wisdom, and Wit in Children’s Stories from India
Anita Balagopalan
Chapter 2 – Thai Cultural References and Decision Making in the Happiness of Kati
Kamolwan Fairee Jocuns
Chapter 3 – Chinese Children Stories, Confucianism, and the Family
Haiyue (Fiona) Shan with Daniel Miles Amos
Chapter 4 – The Monkey within You: Journey to the West, An Essential text of Chinese Religion and Folk Cosmology
Daniel Miles Amos
Chapter 5 – Reading Sadako with Third Graders
Trina Lanegan

Part II: Annotated Bibliography of International Children’s Literature from Selected Asian Countries
Miao Ying (Janet) Chen
Tati L. Durriyah
Yae Takimoto Hite and Katrina Manami Knight
Jordan Piano
South Korea
Eun Yoo
Kamolwan Fairee Jocuns

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