An introduction to the spectacular Buddhist cave temples painted with visions of paradise and parables of the Buddhist ethic. An oasis in the heart of the Gobi, Dunhuang was a center of the Buddhist world and a vital junction on the old Silk Routes. The first in a series of cave temple modules.
Seven modules for learning how to analyze the geography of cities for their cultural content.
A history of the Silk Road through the eyes of its long-distance travelers. This website also includes student projects on the history of the transmission of technology and ideas across the Silk Road and info on designing student web-design historical research projects.
A 6-minute video that introduces Chinese characters through animal sounds and names. A learning opportunity for anyone interested in Chinese language.