Resources

CAFAM compiled the following websites that may be of interest to those who wish to learn more about China. CAFAM cannot vouch for the accuracy of information or claims made by any site.

Chinese culture and historical exhibits

  • AsianInfo, a commercial site that provides a wide range of historical and cultural information about China, e.g., history, celebrations, and literature.
  • CHINA: Exploring the Interior, 1903-1904 is a traveling exhibit produced in association with the Chinese Room of the Newport (R.I.) Public Library, and the Maine Humanities Council.
  • Ethnic Minorities in China introduces the 56 official ethnic groups that make up the Chinese population and provides a glimpse into the rich traditions and customs that define Chinese culture.
  • Five-College Center for East Asian Studies, a source for Asia-related programs and events around New England.
  • Maine Memory Network, Maine’s Online Museum—Images of Chinese in Maine.
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, location of the late Qing dynasty merchants’ house, Yin Yu Tang, that was moved from southeastern China and re-erected in the Museum.
  • Primary Source, a Massachusetts-based organization with a program office in Maine, promoting history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on East Asia.
  • The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S. represents the interests of the government and people of the Republic of China on Taiwan and is dedicated to promoting close and friendly relations between Taiwan and the United States.

Travel

News media

  • China Daily (online in English).
  • Taipei News Online (online in English) provides daily Taiwanese, world, and business news as well as editorials, forums, and weekly focus.

Affiliated organizations

Adoption and children

  • Families with Children from China, whose purpose is to provide a network of support for families who’ve adopted in China and to provide information to prospective parents.

Member connections

  • Fox Intercultural Consulting Services specializes in US-China understanding. Fox Intercultural Consulting Services offers country-specific, cross-cultural programs on China and the USA, and its China Business Services is designed to help Maine businesses succeed in China. CAFAM member Suzanne Fox
  • Gwen Moore Children of China Fund is a charity that provides scholarships for poor, rural school children of all ages in a remote area of Guizhou Province, China. The Fund also operates a literacy program for peasant women in the same area. CAFAM member Gwen Moore

Books and merchandise

  • Books ETC, a small bookstore chain in Southern Maine that supports the CAFAM Chinese School. See them for all your literature related needs!
  • China Books, a source of a wide range of publications about China since 1960.
  • ChinaSprout provides Chinese cultural and educational products to anyone with an interest in Chinese culture.

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The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine provides forums and outreach that promote cultural interchanges between the US and China.

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