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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Chinese Art Pathfinder

Subject Heading
The subject heading in the catalog is Art Chinese.
Encyclopedias and Overviews

Grove Art Online

Thematic Essays - There are about 25 essays here.

Chinese Art Wiki essay.

Meta Sites

After you have explored your topic in Groves, you should look at the following site.

Culture and Art - Sites are annotated with notes like "Essential" and notes on site contents.

Timelines and Chronologies

Chinese Dynasty Guide

Chronology of Periods in Chinese Art - Click on one of the periods and you will find examples of art.


Chinese Artists

VOS Voice of the Shuttle

Chinese Calligraphy

China Art History Resources This looks like a timeline but scroll down and you will find many resources. This site is one of the better ones that I have found.

Chinese Art - This is an extensive collection of sites.

Chinese Art - This is another extensive collection of sites, good for artists and history, alpha arranged.

Calligraphy of the Masters

Classic Chinese Paintings - Arranged by dynasty.

The International Dunhuang Project

"IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.

Tens of thousands of images along with catalogues, translations, historical photographs, archaeological site plans and much more are already freely available to all on the IDP DATABASE (add your search term in the box to the left or go to Advanced Search ). This multilingual website and database is hosted by IDP's members in Britain , China , Russia , Japan and Germany ."

Chinese Art - Here are some of the sites you will find:

New Chinese Art - Includes: works in progress, chronologies, biographies, commissions.

Asia Society - Links to museums, publications, videos.



Metropolitan Museum of Art Over 5000 images

ArtStor Search by subject or use the search engine

Large Image Collections

Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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