Series Editor’s Preface.
Part I. Introduction.
Part II. South and Southeast Asia.
Selected Periods and Dates.
1. “Ashokan Edicts,” from Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. 1: Ainslie T. Embree, editor.
2. Selections from Stories of the Buddha and The Jataka: Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids and W.H.D. Rouse, translators.
3. “The Country of Khotan and the Image Procession” and “The Image Procession,” from A Record of the Buddhist Countries: Fa-Hsien [Faxian].
4. "Varaha, the Boar," "Brahma, Vishnu and the Linga of Siva; Mt. Govardhana," "The Origin of the Goddess from the Gods," and "The Death of Mahisha, the Buffalo Demon" from Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas: Cornelia Dimmitt and J.A.B. van Buitenen, editors and translators.
5. Playful Ambiguity and Political Authority at the Large Relief at Mamallapuram.
6. Excerpts from Borobudur: Louis Frederic.
7. "Reading Love Imagery on the Indian Temple" from Love in Asian Art and Culture: Vidya Dehejia.
8. Excerpts from Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship.
9. "Akbar riding the elephant Havai " and "Akbar supervising the construction of Fatehpur Sikri" from The Akbar Nama of Abul Fazl: Henry Beveridge, translator.
10. Excerpts from The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India.
Wheeler M. Thackston, translator and editor.
11. Orthodoxy, Innovation, and Revival: Considerations of the Past in Imperial Mughal Tomb Architecture: Michael Brand.
12. "Timeless Symbols: Royal Portraits from Rajasthan 17th-19th Centuries" from The Idea of Rajasthan: Vishakha Desai.
13. "Indian Images Collected" from Lives of Indian Images: Richard Davis.
14. "Image as Presence," from From the Sacred Realm: Treasures of Tibetan Art from the Newark Museum: Janet Gyatso.
15. Excerpts from Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon: Sandra Cate.
16. "The Artist as Charismatic Individual: Raja Ravi Varma" from Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, 1850-1922: Partha Mitter.
17. "The “East-West” Opposition in Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier" from Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India: Vikramaditya Prakash.
18. "Skyscraper Competition in Asia: New City Images and New City Forms" from Imaging the City: Larry R. Ford.
Part III. East Asia.
Selected Periods and Dates.
19. "The Nine Tripods and Traditional Chinese Concepts of Monumentality" from Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture: Wu Hung.
20. Shang and Zhou Bronze inscriptions, translated by Wu Hung and Deborah Sommer.
21. "A Magic Army for the Emperor" from Ten Thousand Things: Lothar Ledderose.
22. “The Tigress,” from Once the Buddha Was A Monkey: Arya Sura's Jatakamala.
23. “The Six Laws of Xie He,” from Some T’ang and Pre-T’ang Texts on Chinese Painting: William Reynolds Beal Acker, translator and editor.
24. "The Taming of the Shrew: Wang Hsi-chih ([Wang Xizhi], 303-361) and Calligraphic Gentrification in the Seventh Century" from Character and Context in Chinese Calligraphy: Eugene Y. Wang.
25. “Ise Jingu,” from Architecture and Authority in Japan: William H. Coaldrake.
26. Proclamation of the Emperor Shomu on the Erection of the Great Buddha Image, from Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 1.
27. “Of Nature and Art: Monumental Landscape,” from Beyond Representation: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy 8th-14th Century: Wen C. Fong.
28. Guo Xi's writings on landscape painting.
Susan Bush and Hsio-Yen, Shih, translators and editors.
29. Jocho’s statue of Amida at the Byodo-in and cultural legitimization in late Heian Japan: Samuel C. Morse.
30. “The Oak Tree,” from The Tale of Genji: Murasaki Shikibu.
31. The Unity of the Three Creeds: A Theme in Japanese Ink Painting of the Fifteenth Century: John M. Rosenfield.
32. "Symbolic Virtue and Political Legitimation: Tea and Politics in the Momoyama Period" from The Politics of Reclusion: Kendall H. Brown.
33. “Practices of Vision,” from Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China.
34. Excerpts from Chinese Imperial City Planning: Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt.
35. Letters from European travelers about the Forbidden City: “A Jesuit in Beijing: Louis Lecomte” and “An English ambassador in Beijing: Aeneas Anderson”.
36. “The Conventional Success of Ch’en Shu,” from Flowering in the Shadows: Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting: Marsha Weidner.
37. “Artistic Tradition and the Depiction of Reality: True-View Landscape Painting of the Chosen Dynasty,” from Arts of Korea: Yi Song-mi.
38. The Meaning of Western Perspective in Edo Popular Culture: Timon Screech.
39. “The Kizaemon Tea-bowl,” from The Unknown Craftsman: Soetsu Yanagi.
40. Excerpts from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung.
41. Icons of Power: Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution from Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Robert Benewick.
42. "Morphology of Revenge: The Yomiuri Indépendant Artists and Social Protest Tendencies in the 1960s" from Japanese Art after 1945: Scream Against the Sky.
43. Pseudo-languages: A Conversation with Wenda Gu, Xu Bing, and Jonathan Hay: Simon Leung.
44. "Believing is Seeing: Transforming Orientalism and the Occidental Gaze" from Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art: John Kuo Wei Tchen.