Ancient religions and philosophies shaped the interwoven yet distinct cultures and traditions of East Asia's countries. Today, the people of East Asia maintain many customs that reflect their ancient histories. In this activity you will learn more about the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.
Destination Title: AskAsia
Start at the Asia Society's AskAsia Web site.
- Click on Teachers and then on Instructional Resources.
- Under "Country and Regional Resources," click on China. Scroll down to "Readings" and click on Chinese Language: Myths and Facts. Explore the article, taking notes as you read.
- Return to the "Instructional Resources" page and click on Japan. Click on Arranged Marriage, Extracurricular Activities (Club Activities), and High School Students in Japan. Take notes while reading the articles.
- Return to the "Instructional Resources" page again and click on North and South Korea. Read and take notes on Birthdays and Korean Thought.
Using the information you have gathered from this site, answer the following questions.