The links below may provide useful information and further
links, when exploring in the field of Buddhism in East Asia.
Bowl with the Eight Buddhist Treasures; Ming dynasty, China; Photo Credit: www.metmuseum.org
Journals and Publications
East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University: a webinar, Spirits of the Mind: Gods, Ghosts, and Meditating Monks in Chinese Buddhist Art by Phillip Bloom, Art History, Indiana University Bloomington. Adobe Connect plug-in required on device to view this webinar.
Buddhism and Its Spread along the Silk Road by the Silkroad Foundation, a non-profit organization, established in 1996, to promote the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road. The site offers information on the origin, dissemination and spread of Buddhism into China by way of the silk road. It also provides timeline on the Buddhist activities along the silk road.
Asian Educational Media Services, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: provides multimedia resources for teaching about Asia, including searchable database, lesson plans, film reviews, and more.
Expanding East Asian Studies Program, Columbia University, funded by the Freeman Foundation: provides teaching materials and resources, syllabus, and links to online resources for teaching about Asia and more.
Programs in International Education Resources, Yale University: PIER-East Asian Studies, established in 1974, works to strengthen the understanding of East Asia – China, Japan, and Korea. Provides online resources, classroom resources, media resources and more. In addition to East Asia, it also provides resources in African, European, Latin American and Middle East Studies.
Primary Source, a nonprofit professional development center for educators in the areas of world history and cultures. Offers resources on teaching about Asia, including resource guides, seminars, publications, modules and more.
Resources Compiled by Scholar Participants during Institute
Mitchell, Donald W., and Jacoby, Sarah H. Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience. Third Edition. Oxford, 2014. ISBN 9780199861873.
Nonomura, Kaoru. Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan’s Most Rigorous Zen Temple. Kodansha International, 1996. ISBN 9784770030757.
Addis, Stephen., Lombardo, Stanley., and Roitman, Judith. Zen Sourcebook: Traditional Documents from China, Korea, and Japan. Hackett, 2008. ISBN-13: 9780872209091: Crosses China, Korea and Japan, and includes a good introduction essay and materials by women and laypeople
Heine, Steven., and Wright, Dale S. Zen Masters. Oxford, 2010. IBSN 9780195367652
Heine, Steven., and Wright, Dale S. Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice. Oxford, 2008. ISBN 9780195304688.
Addiss, Stephen., and Daido Loori, John. The Zen Art Book: The Art of Enlightenment. Shambala Press, 2009. ISBN 9781590307472.
Schireson, Grace. Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters. ISBN 978-0861714759.
Lion's Roar: Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time: provides Buddhist teachings, nhews and perspectives so that t he understanding and practice of Buddhism flourishes in today's world, and that its timeless wisdom is accessible to all. Where Will You Stand? by Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Beyond Privilege: a Q&A with angel Kyodo williams