Other Resources

Geographical sketches

  • The Indian Subcontinent
  • China
  • Japan

Timeline of Asian Art

More background readings

Asian Art Links for Educators

Bibliography For Teachers


Leidy, Denise Patry, Treasures of Asian Art. New York: The Asia Society Galleries, 1994.


Eck, Diana L., Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania: Anima Books, 1981.

Huntington, Susan, The Art of Ancient India: Buddist, Hindu, Jain. New York: Weatherhill, 1985.

The Art of South and Southeast Asia: A Resource for Educators. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2001.


Clunas, Craig, Art in China. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Rawson, Jessica, ed., The British Museum Book of Chinese Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.


Mason, Penelope, History of Japanese Art. New York: Harry Abrams Inc., 1993.

Bibliography For Students


Beach, Milo Cleveland, The Adventures of Rama. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1983.

Demi, Buddha Stories. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc. 1997.

Jaffrey, Madhur, Seasons of Spendour: Tales, Myths, and Legends of India. New York: Athenaeum, 1985.


Han, Carolyn, The Demon King and Other Festival Folktales of China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995.

Stepanchuk, Carol, Red Eggs and Dragon Boats: Celebrating Chinese Festivals. Berkeley: Pacific View Press, 1994.

Wyndham, Robert, ed., Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes. New York: Putnam and Grosset Group, 1968.


Lee, Jeanne M., (retold and illustrated). I Once Was A Monkey—Stories Buddha Told. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.

Marston Elsa, The Fox Maiden. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.

Sakade, Florence, ed., Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories. Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1958.