On this page you will find my guides to Chinese culture and to reading certain seminal works and viewing certain seminal films with enjoyment:

  • PowerPoint:  Why do Chinese Majors Need to Know about Japan (and Vice Versa)? and Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • PowerPoint:  Traditional Chinese Culture in Fours
  • A Guide to Reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms (includes introduction to the Four Great Classical Novels)
  • An Outline of Moss Roberts's Abbreviated Three Kingdoms
  • A Guid to Reading Story of the Stone/Dream of the Red Chamber
  • Chinese History and Bertolucci's The Last Emperor
  • Reflections on Spring in a Small Town
  • Reflections on Chungking Express

See also Famous Scenes from Record of the Three Kingdoms in Plain Language.