Olin C. Bailey Library

Buddhist Journeys

Chinese Journey


Buddhism Presentation (PowerPoint Presentation)

Reference Sources

Blunden, Carolina. 1998. Cultural Atlas of China. New York: Checkmark. Ref 951 b628c2

 Concise English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary. 1999. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. Ref 495.132 C748o2

 Eliade, Mircea and Charles Adams. 1987. The Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Macmillan. Ref 200.3 En19e

 Olson, James Stuart. 1998. An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Ref 305.800951 OL8e

 Pas, Julian F. 1998. Historical dictionary of Taoism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.   Ref 299.51403 P26h

Perkins, Dorothy. Encyclopedia of China: The Essential Reference to China, Its History and Culture. New York: Facts of File. Ref 951.003 P419e

 Library Databases

The databases below are available from Bailey Library’s home page.

Bailey Library Catalog to locate books

    To find books in the Bailey Library collection, search by subject, author, title, or keyword.

 Electronic Databases to locate articles

            Bailey Library subscribes to a variety of specialized electronic databases designed to search for articles in academic journals and general periodicals.

 Note about finding articles: Some of these databases will provide immediate access to articles, and some will require following links to articles on the Internet.  If the article is not available in the database, the check the Bailey Library Periodicals List to see which periodicals are available on the shelf in the Library or on microform.  For those articles not in Bailey, check the University of Central Arkansas’ BearCat Online catalog.  Do a title search on your journal name.  For articles not at Bailey or UCA, it is  possible to order the article via Bailey’s interlibrary loan service.

 General Internet Sites

Chinese Cultural Studies

Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Includes illustrative examples of the best Chinese calligraphy by the masters spanning the last 3,000 years. Master calligraphers, steles, appreciation of Chinese calligraphy, calligraphy of poems, and links to calligraphy sites.

Confucianism Internet Sites

The Analects by Confucius: Internet Classics Archive

            Written ca. 500 B.C.E., this online version of the Analects is divided into four sections.

Sacred Texts: Confucianism

Includes Analects, Mencius, the Great Learning (Ta Hsueh), Doctrine of the Mean (Chung Yung), as well as the five classics of Chinese literature.

Confucian documents

Links to the key texts of Confucianism.

 Taoism Internet Sites

 Taoism information page

A directory of annotated links to Web resources on Taoism, including translations of the I Ching, the Sun-Tzu Art of War, and the Tao Te Ching. Other sections provide links to resources on acupuncture, feng shui, martial arts (specifically tai chi), and Chinese philosophy.

Taoism and the arts of China (Chicago Art Institute)

Over 25 works of Chinese art "from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty [that] demonstrate the development of Taoism and Taoist art." Accompanying text explores themes of tradition (Laozi, cosmology), church (priests, rituals), and renaissance (goddesses, Zhenwu, Inner Alchemy, landscape). Includes diagrams of the Chinese zodiac, Taji, and Trigrams; a map of China; a timeline; classroom lesson plans; a glossary; a list of related books; and links. From the Art Institute of Chicago.

Buddhism Internet Sites

Buddhist Studies Art Resources 

Once at the Internet Archive, search for http://kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu/

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library 

This site links to information about Buddhism including Pure Land, Tibetan, Zen, and Buddhist art.

Buddhist Tradition: Rutgers Univ. Virtual Religion Index

An excellent guide to Chinese Buddhist texts, the Pali canon, Pure Land Buddhist texts, Tibetan Buddhist texts, Zen texts, dictionaries, fonts, and selected Buddhist resources.

 Journeys Library Collection: Books Relating to Chinese Journeys

 Bahm, Archie J. 1992. The heart of Confucius: Interpretations of genuine living and great wisdom. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press. 181.09512 B147h

 Bokenkamp, Stephen R. 1997. Early Daoist scriptures. Berkeley: University of California Press. 299.51482 B637e

Ch’en, Kenneth K. S. 1964. Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. 294.30951 C42b

Ch’eng, Chung-ying. 1991. New dimensions of Confucian and neo-Confucian philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press. 181.112 C421n

Conze, Edward. 1959. Buddhist scriptures. New York: Penguin Books. 294.3 B859c

Corless, Roger J. 1989. The vision of Buddhism: The space under the tree. New York: Paragon House. 294.3 C813v

Creel, Herrlee G. 1953. Chinese thought from Confucius to Mao Tse-tung. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  181.1 C861c

Eber, Irene, ed. 1986. Confucianism: The dynamics of tradition. New York: Macmillan. 299.512 C76e

Fairbank, John King. 1992. China: A New History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 951 F15c

Fingarette, Herbert. 1972. Confucius – the secular as sacred. New York: Harper & Row. 181.09512 F494c

Fong, Wen C. 1992. Beyond representation: Chinese painting and calligraphy 8th-14th century. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 759.951 F732b

Hall, David L. 1998. Thinking from the Han: Self, truth, and transcendence in Chinese and Western culture. Albany: State University of New York Press. 181.11 H141t

Rahula, Walpola. 1974. What the Buddha Taught. New York: Grove. 294.3 R129w2

Robinet, Isabelle. 1997. Taoism: Growth of a religion. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 299.514 R552t

Roberts, J.A.G. 1999. A Concise History of China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 951 R542c

Slote, Walter H. and George A. De Vos, eds. 1998. Confucianism and the family. Albany: State University of New York Press. 299.512 C76s

Soothill, W.E. 1973. The Three Religions of China. London: Curzon Press 299.51 So64t3

Welch, Holmes and Anna Seidel, eds. 1979. Facets of Taoism: Essays in Chinese religion. New Haven: Yale University Press. 299.514 In8f

Willetts, William. 1981. Chinese Calligraphy: Its History and Aesthetic Motivation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 745.619951 W669c

Zwalf, W., ed. 1985. Buddhism: Art and faith. New York: Macmillan. 704.948943 B859z