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Images Courtesy of the National Library of China

The Visible Traces Web site has been produced by the Asia Society in collaboration with the Queens Borough Public Library, with funds provided through the Queens Library Foundation.

The exhibition on which these materials are based, Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China, is a collaborative effort of the Queens Borough Public Library and the National Library of China. A major part of the Visible Traces exhibition is funded by grants from The Henry Luce Foundation and The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Additional support for the exhibition was provided by the Himalaya Foundation and the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

   
   



Visible Traces Web Site and Curriculum Studio
Developed by the Asia Society's Education Division

Project Staff
Namji Steinemann, Vice President
Heather Clydesdale, Assistant Director for Curriculum Development, Visible Traces Project Director
Tiffany Galaway, Administrative Associate
Elisa Joy Holland, Administrative Associate
Kerrie Lorenzo, Project Assistant
Anne Murphy, Senior Program Associate
Grace Norman, Senior Program Associate
Roberta Salvador, Senior Program Associate
William Smathers, Senior Program Associate

   
   

Curriculum Studio

Introductions by Jean Johnson, New York University

Activities developed by Joan Arno of George Washington High School, Philadelphia; Joan Barnatt of the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Massachusetts; Nancy-Jo Hereford, New York City; and Kelly Long of Colorado State University.

Background essays by Keith Dede of the University of Washington, Geoff Foy of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Charles Lachman of the University of Oregon, Irene Leung of the University of Michigan, Robert McColl of the University of Kansas, Jerry Norman of the University of Washington, and Kelly Long.

Asia Society wishes to thank the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), a program of the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, for allowing us to reprint their pronunciation guide and to adapt their "Order in Language" handout, and Digital Wisdom for allowing us to adapt their terrain maps.

Design of the downloadable Curriculum Studio by Storehouse Co.

   
   

Games
Important contributions to the Chinese Language Puzzle were made by Stella Chen Norman, formerly Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Washington. This puzzle is based on "Samples of Pictographic Symbols," which was adapted with the permission of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and the University of Chicago Press.

Photos for the Mapping the Regions of China were contributed by Kate Adair, Heather Clydesdale, Elizabeth Lancaster, Grace Norman, Kevin J. Smith, Keren Su/China Span, and David Youtz. Special thanks are owed to Professor Robert McColl for his help with this game as well as to Digital Wisdom for allowing the use of their terrain maps.

   
   

Visible Traces Exhibition
Visible Traces: Rare Books and Special Collections from the National Library of China was organized by the Queens Borough Public Library, New York, and the National Library of China, Beijing.

The Queens Library Gallery and particularly Mindy Krazmien, Exhibitions Manager, initiated the collaboration with the Asia Society and coordinated the receipt of all necessary materials from the Queens Library and the National Library of China.

Funds for the production of the classroom kits and Web site provided by the Queens Library Foundation, Stanley Gornish, Executive Director.

Visible Traces exhibition catalogue and Web exhibition text panels compiled and edited by Philip K. Hu.

Images courtesy of the National Library of China.

   
   

Visible Traces Web Site
Visible Traces Web site design and programming by Vanguard Media.