The expedition team crosses into India proper, and down the Ganges Basin, following in the footsteps of China’s most famous pilgrim, Xuang Zang.
A history of the small Chinese kingdom of Wuyue and its last King who built a beautiful Pagoda near a lake with Buddhist scriptures carved on its walls (Mandarin, with English subtitles).
A documentary exploring the history of one of the earliest and greatest Buddhist Pagodas in China, which is now lost to the flames of war (Mandarin, with English subtitles).
In the 13th episode of this classic series the expedition crosses into Pakistan and goes down the Indus Valley finding remains of Buddhist Civilisation along the way.
A beautiful retelling of Marco Polo’s account of his journeys in Asia in the 13th century, with illustrations from some editions of his book.
Zhang Daqian was a real virtuoso artist who seemed to be at home in landscape, flower and portrait painting, as well as being a master at replicas of ancient works.
An excellent introduction to the recent history of the Mogao caves at Dunhuang.
This fourth lecture of Ch’an Painting looks at the appreciation of this style in Japan and concludes by examining some of the best landscape paintings.