Special thanks to Kim Nettleingham for coming up with this lesson. We originally worked on this lesson together at last year’s IESA workshop held here at ISU.
The Best Day Ever!
Kim McHenry& Kim Nettleingham
Cave 285 at Mogao, Gansu Province, Early 6th centuryNarrative scenes from Jatakas: “Five Hundred Robbers” & “Tale of the Hungry Tigress”
South Wall, Scene of the Five Hundred Robbers Cave 285, Mogao
Admonitions of the Imperial Instructress (Lady Feng) to the Court LadiesPainted Silk Handscroll by Gu Kaizhi, 4th century, Jin Dynasty
Luoshenfu (Lymphs on the Luo River)Painter: Gu Kaizhi, Eastern Jin Dynasty, 344-406 CE Figures in a landscape setting
What do we have in American culture that relates to Chinese Hand Scrolls?
Chinese and other ancient cultures used scribes. What is a scribe and what do they do?Do you have a favorite book from your childhood? Who is the illustrator? Do you have a favorite illustrator?
Verbally identify at least 2 similarities of and 2 differences between ancient Chinese scrolls and scribes and present day children’s books and illustrators
Anno’s journey illustration and book cover *Image+. (1981). Retrieved from http://chawedrosin.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/annos-journey/Calvin and Hobbes [Image]. (1985). Retrieved from http://www.fanpop.com/spots/calvin-and-hobbes/images/1395521/title/calvin- hobbes-dancing-photoGood dog Carl illustration and book cover [Image]. (1996). Retrieved from http://jillsbooks.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/a-list-of-five-licking-lapping-wagging- books-about-dogs/good-dog-carl-illustration-day/Graphic novel futuristic illustration [Image]. (2009). Retrieved from http://boiteaoutils.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-just-found-this-video-one-below- which.html[Photographs of Cave 285 at Mogoa, South Wall, painted silk hand scrolls]. (n.d.). Maggie Duncan-Flowers PowerPoint images, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.Silk worm butterflies [Image]. (2011). Retrieved from http://butterfliesandscience.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/silkworms-and-samurai- how-butterflies-shaped-science-in-japan/
Silk worm cocoons in hands [Image]. (2008). Retrieved from http://optics.org/article/35471Silk worm cocoons on racks [Image]. (2006). Retrieved from http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-fashion/new-silk- production-technique-does-not-require-killing-worms.htmlSilkworm caterpillars [Image]. (2011). Retrieved from http://unravelled.scootiepuff.org/Silk worm life cycle [Image]. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.zanzibartrading.com/lifecycleofsilkworm.htmThe polar express book cover [Image]. (1985). Retrieved from http://www.kidsource.com/books/polar.express.htmlWard, L. (1930). Woodcut for graphic novel [Image]. Retrieved from http://picocool.com/art/lynd-wards-iconic-woodcut-graphic- novels/