Korean Buddhist Sculpture (5th-9th Century) [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
An excellent overview, with images of five sculptures, of which two are found in the museum's collection.
The Origins of Buddhism [Asia Society]
"A short essay that explores how Buddhism grew out of Hinduism and spread from India to the rest of Asia. How does Buddhism vary from place to place, sect to sect? Learn about how the spread of ideas combine of new beliefs with existing thoughts and practices."
Interactive Map The Spread of Buddhism [Pacific Asia Museum]
To access the map from the main page of this Flash website, select any of the four topics, then select 'Timeline & Map' from the menubar at the bottom of the page. A timeline-map of the Buddha's life will appear first. Select 'Spread of Buddhism' at the bottom-right to get to the interactive timeline-map showing the spread of Buddhism. There is also a PDF version of the map available on the HTML version of the website.
Foundations and Transformations of Buddhism: An Overview [ExEAS, Columbia
These materials are designed to serve as background materials on what Buddhism is, how it developed and spread, and how Buddhist traditions differ.
Ox-Herding: Stages of Zen Practice [ExEAS, Columbia
The ten ox-herding pictures and commentaries presented here depict the stages of practice leading to the enlightenment at which Zen (Chan) Buddhism aims. The story of the ox and oxherd is an old Taoist story, updated and modified by a twelfth-century Chinese Buddhist master to explain the path to enlightenment.
Buddhist Art in East Asia: Three Introductory Lessons Towards Visual Literacy [ExEAS, Columbia
The most immediate goal of this unit is to familiarize students with a few examples from the vast array of East Asian Buddhist art. A more general goal is to achieve visual literacy, which means being able to analyze and articulate how art conveys meaning to and solicits reactions from its audience.
AFE Special Topic Guide Buddhism [OMuRAA, Asia for Educators]
AFE's compilation of recommended resources about Buddhism on OMuRAA, Online Museum Resources on Asian Art.
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