Bibliography

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General Silk Road Sources


  • Bradeen, Ryan. "Dunhuang: Blazing with Faith", www.monkeytree.org/dunhuang/dunhuang.html
  • Brownstone, David, Irene Franck. The Silk Road: a History. NY: Facts On File, 1986
  • Fotz, Richard, Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the 15th Century. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1999
  • Frye, Richard. The Heritage of Central Asia. Princeton, NJ: Marcus Weiner, 1996
  • Gernet, Jacques. A History of Chinese Civilization. NY: Cambridge UP, 1972
  • Gronowski, Marek. The Silk Road. Vancouver, Canada.DNA Multimedia, 1997
  • Groussett, Rene. Empire of the Steppes. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1986
  • Fitzgerald, C.P.. The Horizon History of China. NY: American Heritage,1969
  • Morris, James. “The Silk Road,” Horizon, Autumn 1967, pp. 4-23
  • Reynolds, David. "Zero to Hero in 24 Hours," MacAddict, February 200
  • Schafer, Edward. The Golden Peaches of Sarmarkand: a Study of T’ang Exotics. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986
  • Smith, Bradley, Wang-go Weng. China: a History in Art. NY: Harper Row, 1973
  • Temple, Richard. The Genius of China. London: Prion, 1986
  • "The Silk Road." New York: Central Park Media, 1990 (video series)

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Zhang Qian Sources

  • Brownstone, David, Irene Franck. The Silk Road: a History. NY: Facts On File, 1986
  • Gernet, Jacques. A History of Chinese Civilization. NY: Cambridge UP, 1972
  • Fitzgerald, C.P.. The Horizon History of China. NY: American Heritage,1969
  • Smith, Bradley, Wang-go Weng. China: a History in Art. NY: Harper Row, 1973

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Xuanzang Sources

  • Beal, Samuel; Buddhist Records of The Western World, Paragon Book Reprint Corp.; New York, 1968
  • Franck, Irene M., David M. Brownstone; The Silk Road: a History.Facts on File Publications: New York, 1986
  • Grousset, Rene, The Empire of the Steppes: a History of Central Asia. NY: Rutgers University Press,1970
  • Kherdian, David. Monkey: a Journey to the West. Boston, MA: Shambhala,1992
  • Wriggins, Sally. Xuanzang: a Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Raod. NY:Westview Press, 1996

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the Polos Sources
  • Brownstone, David, Irene Franck. The Silk Road: a History. NY: Facts On File, 1986
  • Fitzgerald, C.P.. The Horizon History of China. NY: American Heritage,1969
  • Hull, Mary. The Travels of Marco Polo. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 1995
  • Rugoff, Milton. Marco Polo’s Adventures in China. NY: Harper Row, 1964

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Ibn Battuta Sources

  • Abercrombie, Thomas. “Ibn Battuta: Prince of Travelers.” National Geographic, December, 1991
  • Arno, Joan, Helen Grady. Ibn Battuta: a View of the Fourteenth Century World. LA: University of California, 1998
  • “Ibn Battutah,” Encyclopedia Britannica

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Zheng He Sources

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Aurel Stein Sources

  • Fairbank, John King. China: A New History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
  • Hopkirk, Peter. Foreign Devils on the Silk Road. Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.
  • Le Coq, Albert von. Buried Treasures of Chinese Turkestan. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • Mirsky, Jeannette. Sir Aurel Stein. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1977.

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Yoga and Martial Arts Sources

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Pagoda Sources

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Gunpowder Sources

  • Brock, Alan St H. A History of Greek Fire and Fireworks. Toronto: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1949.
  • Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China: Volume 5, Part 7, NewYork: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
  • Cave, Janet ed. Secrets of the Alchemists. Time-Life Books. Alexandria, 1990
  • Edwards, Mike. 'The Adventures of Marco Polo". National Geographic. pp. 5-30, May 2001
  • Temple, Robert K.G. China: Land of Discovery and Invention. Wellingborough: Patrick Stevens Ltd., 1980.
  • Constable, George ed. Time Frame AD 1500-1600: The Emergence of Europe. Alexandria: Time-Life Books Inc, 1989.
  • Williams, Trevor I. The History of Invention: From Stone Axes to Silicon Chips. New York: Facts on File, 1987.
  • MacDonald, Charled J ed. Historical Atlas of the World. Skokie: Rand McNally and Co., 1997.

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Tang Poetry Sources

  • Danforth, Kenneth C.(ed) Journey Into China. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society,1982
  • Elegant, Simon. A Floating Life: The Adventures of Li Po: An Historical Novel. New Jersey: Ecco Press, 1997
  • Kotker, Norman (ed) The Horizon History of China. New York: American Heritage, 1969.
  • Schafer, Edward H. The Golden Peaches of Samarkand. Berkely:CA: University of California Press, 1963
  • Smith, Bradley and Wan-go Weng. China: A History in Art. NY: Harper & Row
  • The Chinese Text Initiative, http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/chinese/frame.htm, March 18, 2001

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