China’s Leap of Faith, 2008, 2-part series, 52 min. each.

Chinese Buddhist Temples, 2005, 25 min.

Confucius, Confucianism and Confucian Temples, 2005, 28 min.

Eight Million Gods: The Japanese Matsuri Festival, 2002, 21 min.

Far East Religions, 1999, 60 min.

The Gods Come Home: China’s Traditional Faiths Persevere, 2008, 52 min.

Japan Past and Present, 1989, five-part series, 50 min. each.

Living Chinese Philosophy, 2007, 100 min.

Post War Japan: 40 Years of Change, 56 min.

Protestants in China: A Growing Spiritual Movement, 2007, 26 min.

Spirits of the State: Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine, 2004, 28 min.

To the Land of Bliss, 2002, 47 min.


Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Yume), 1990

Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet, 2005

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000

Fate of the Lhapa, 2007

Kundun, 1997

The Last Samurai, 2003

Ran, 1986

Sanshiro Sugata (Akira Kurosawa’s first film), 1943


The Adventures of Wu by H. Y. Lowe, 1983

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler, 2011

The Dwarf (Modern Korean Fiction) by Se-hui Cho, 2006

The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel by Amy Tan, 2010

I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita, 2010

Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman, 1987

The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan, 2006

The Laughing Sutra by Mark Salzman, 1992

Monkey: Folk Novel of China by Ch’eng-En Wu, translated by Arthur Waley, 1962

Oracle Bones: A Journey through Time in China by Peter Hessler, 2007

Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland, 1996

The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby, 2001

The Tokaido Road: A Novel of Feudal Japan by Lucia St. Clair Robson, 1991

Waiting for the Barbarians: A Novel by J. M. Coetzee, 2010

Yellow: Stories by Don Lee, 2002

Yi Kwang-su and Modern Korean Literature: Mujong by Ann Sung-hi Lee, 2005