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HIEA 136: History of Thought and Religion in China: Daoism: Other Resources

Other Resources

Art, Museum, and Audiovisual

ARTstor Licensed by UCSD

Comprised of 300,000 digital images and their corresponding data and the tools to make active use of those images; includes many East Asian images

Getting started using ARTstor

ARTstor Asian Studies guide

Image Guide

Use this guide to find images for research and class presentations

Daoist Iconography Project (DIP)

A joint venture of the Department of Religion, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the Honolulu Museum of Arts

With a research database of Daoist pantheon, which allows users to compare and contrast different representations of the same deity

National Palace Museum Online 

An image archive of treasures at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan that includes paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, jade, bronzes, Buddhist antiques, etc.

OCA Internet Archive

Offers access to open source digital resources including texts, audio, moving images, software, as well as archived web pages

Moving images include: animation and cartoons, cultural and academic films, ephemeral films, movies, home movies, sports videos, non-English movies, etc.

Oxford Art Online Licensed by UCSD

Provides access to Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Includes image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society and numerous international art galleries and artists

With biographical resources

Taoism and the Arts of China

An exhibit of Taoist art at the Art Institute of Chicago

Includes paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, porcelain, lacquer, ritual robes and implements from museums and private collections in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong; some video clips



China Historical GIS

A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE

Electronic Cultural Atlas Institute

A fairly comprehensive collection of interactive cultural atlases on China

The Religious Atlas of China and Himalaya including Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism


Select Organizations & Websites

Center for Daoist Studies

A branch of the Daoist Foundation, a non-profit religious and educational organization dedicated to preserving and transmitting traditional Daoist culture

With many useful links, including links to Taoist terms, basic and advanced resources lists as well as current Taoist projects

Center for the Study of Daoist Culture (CSDC)

Associated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, funded by the Hong Kong-based Fung Ying Seen Koon

Provides information on CSDC's various activities and projects

Center of Traditional Taoist Studies

A non-profit theological and educational organization dedicated to promoting Taoism throughout the U.S. and the World

Daoist Studies Website

A collaborative internet resource for the academic study of Daoism

Features an extensive bibliography of secondary sources

Golden Elixir Website

By Dr. Fabrizio Pregadio, with useful research guides and bibliographies

Nihon Dokyo gakkai (Japanese Association for the Study of Daoism)

The preeminent Japanese academic society focusing on the study of Daoism

In Japanese

Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR)

One of the major academic associations dedicated to the study of Chinese religions

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