|Resources for Teachers
and Students (Lessons 1
This is the website for the Peabody Essex Museum, which has extensive collections
of maritime art and history. Many pieces for their collection can be viewed on
this site. Relevant to this unit is the on-line Asian Export Art exhibit which
includes examples of decorative pieces which were brought back from China for
wealthy Americans and Europeans.
The Museum also hasin its Marine Paintings and Drawings collection pictures
of ships of the trade and pictures of Canton and American merchants buying
It also has an on-line tour of a Qing dynasty Chinese merchants’ house.
A good starting point for all kinds of information about Chinese and Asian
culture, this site maintained by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
to a large number of resources which may be of interest.