China Today is a dynamic place!
What do you know about it?
What do you want to know?
You may be able to find it here!
~ Ni hao! Since first visiting China in 2004, first as a tourist and then as a teacher, I have become fascinated with the country. It is crucial that American teachers and students learn about China, as our two countries' futures are intertwined. With this website, I aim to help Americans learn about China. By teaching in China, I introduce Chinese teachers and students to the United States. With knowledge about each others' cultures, I hope we can overcome fear and prejudice and forge positive and mutually beneficial relationships between our two countries.
~ This website provides photographs to analyze, poetry to discuss, and websites from which to learn. Most of this information focuses on modern China (since 1900), although some references to ancient Chinese history and culture are present.) Enjoy your travels in China Today!--Sue Cannon

Photo Galleries
Famous Places
Street Scenes and Shopping
Teaching Middle School Students
Teaching Teachers
Television Channel Surfing


Poetry Exchange
Hopes and Dreams of Chinese Teachers
Postcards and Questions
Hopes and Dreams of Chinese Students
Classical Chinese Poetry
Poetry by Chinese Teachers
Connect to Dream Flag Project


Teaching and Learning Links
General Information on Modern China
Mandarin Language Lessons
Analysis of China's Changing Place in World
Education System
Travel in China
Resources for Educators
Chinese Newspapers, Radio, TV, Movies, Web
Contact Information for Susan Cannon


“On a personal level, to learn about another great culture is to enrich one’s life, to understand one’s own country better, to feel more at home in the world, and indirectly to add to that reservoir of individual goodwill that, many generations from now, temper the cynical use of national power.” - Vikram Seth