I continue from time to time to follow the free and universally available online FutureLearn courses, and at present I am deriving a great deal of enjoyment, information, and stimulus from The European Discovery of China from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. This course is thorough, and it occupies a lot of my contemplative thought while stitching. There is so much which I want to pursue further, such as looking more closely at the Qīngmíng Shànghé Tú scroll. Here is a YouTube film showing the scroll - it has animated the characters after showing the original painting.
The image at the top comes from this French site on the Sung dynasty.