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100 Views of Mount Fuji
Online presentation of the 2001 exhibition 100 Views of Mount Fuji, which explored "a wide range of manifestations of the mountain in Japanese art, as portrayed in 100 works by painters and print designers from the seventeenth century to the present." Featuring 19 images, each with explanatory text.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/japan/views_of_mount_fuji/100...
The Art of Peace: Paintings by the Poet Rabindranath Tagore
Online presentation of a 2006 exhibition of works by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), "the most famous South Asian literary figure of the twentieth century." With 8 images, each with explanatory text.

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The British Museum: Collection Database
A searchable database of nearly two million objects from the museum's collection, including "objects covering the material and visual cultures of Japan, Korea, China, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, South and South-East Asia, and dating from the Asian Neolithic period (around 4,000 BC) to the present day, as well as the Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese ceramics."

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The British Museum: Collection Highlights
Select a country from the list to see objects and related content. More than 600 objects from East, South, and Southeast Asian countries are featured. Most objects have lengthy descriptions, and some objects offer links to more in-depth articles about a specific historical period or topic related to the object.

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The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas
An introduction to the "Caves of the Thousand Buddhas," or Qianfodong, "situated at Mogao, about 25 kilometres southeast of the oasis town of Dunhuang in Gansu province, western China, in the middle of the desert. ... At some point in the early 11th century, an incredible archive - with up to 50,000 documents, hundreds of paintings, together with textiles and other artefacts - was sealed up in one of the caves. Its entrance concealed behind a wall painting, the cave remained hidden from sight for centuries, until 1900, when it was discovered by Wang Yuanlu, a Daoist monk who had appointed himself abbot and guardian of the caves." With 19 images, each with explanatory text.

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Chinese Jade
"This tour illustrates examples showing the development of Chinese jade from around 5000 BC to the modern period. The subtle variety of colours and textures of this exotic stone can be seen, as well as the many different types of carving, ranging from long, smooth Neolithic blades to later plaques, ornaments, dragons, animal and human sculpture." With 21 images, each with explanatory text.

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Chinese New Year
A brief overview of the cultural significance of the Chinese New Year. With 11 images, each with explanatory text.

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Collecting Souvenirs in Japan: A Diary
This "online tour" explores the scope and variety of souvenirs in domestic travel, their role as gifts. and their place in the home. With 15 images, each with explanatory text.

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