USC Pacific Asia Museum

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46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
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USC Pacific Asia Museum

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Research Library

Pacific Asia Museum’s Research Library is available by appointment to researchers ages 12 and up. Call (626) 449-2742 ext. 24 or email

Online Exhibitions

Chinese Ceramics
Visions of Enlightenment: Art of Buddhism
Nature of the Beast: Japanese Paintings and Prints
Rank and Style: Power Dressing in Imperial China

“My Masterpieces” Silk Road Curriculum

Cultural Trunks

Available for loan to schools, libraries and other community events, our Cultural Trunks are a fun way to “travel” to a new country! Maps, books, videos, toys, household items, dolls, art objects and costumes are just some of the items you may discover. Now available: China, Japan and Pakistan. Email for more information.

Book/Website List

Exploring the Silk Road? Here are some our favorite resources. (Please note: USC Pacific Asia Museum is not responsible for the content of other websites.)

A is for Asia, by Cynthis Chin-Lee. Illustrated by Yumi Heo.

Demi Buddha, by Henry Holt and Company.

Stories from the Silk Road, retold by Cherry Gilchrist. Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry.

Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia, by Sally Pomme Clayton and Sophie Herxheimer.

The Silk Road. Great Journeys, by Don Wells.

The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History, by John S. Major. Illustrated by Stephen Fieser.

The Three Princes: A Tale from the Middle East, retold by Eric A. Kimmel. Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher.

Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta, 1325-1354, by James Rumford.

We’re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road, by Laurie Krebs and Helen Cann.

Silk Road


Raising silk worms


Asian art and history, including Silk Road