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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
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Fri-Mon: 10 AM—4:30 PM
Thurs: 1—7:30 PM
Location
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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China

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Cicada

Dr. Sanford Tom explores Huangshan (or the Yellow Mountain), which is often considered the most beautiful as well as the strangest mountain in China.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Chinese Buddhist Cave Shrines

Explores ancient Buddhist cave shrines in China, including why the sites were created and the major sponsors and patrons.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Bottle Gourds, 1930–1957

Bottle Gourds, 1930–1957, by Qi Baishi (1863-1957). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B69D15.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Archaeology and the Study of Ancient China

Archaeology is the study of the material remains of humanity’s past. Excavated materials, along with other historical objects and text records, form the primary source material on Ancient China.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Buddhist Cave Shrines of Longmen

The central cave at Longmen, built in the late 600s, vividly asserts the union of the concept of Buddha as universal sovereign with the concept of the emperor (or empress) as the living representation on earth of that principal.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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The Stupa

A short documentary on The Stupa, a hemispherical mound that represents the burial mound of the Buddha.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond