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ARTH 278: Survey of Asian Art

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Ways to Search:

  • Name of Artist, e.g., Kitagawa, Utamaro
  • Movement or Style, e.g., Ukiyoe
  • Time Period, e.g., Art, Japanese Edo Period , Art, Chinese 20th Century
  • Art Form, e.g., Sculpture, Chinese; Screen Painting, Japanese

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Chinese Art

  • Art, Chinese
  • Painting, Chinese
  • Ink Painting, Chinese
  • Landscape Painting, Chinese
  • Scrolls, Chinese
  • Calligraphy, Chinese
  • Pottery, Chinese
  • Sculpture, Chinese

Japanese Art

  • Art, Japanese
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Screen Painting, Japanese
  • Landscape Painting, Japanese
  • Wooden Engraving, Japanese
  • Pottery, Japanese
  • Wood-engraving, Japanese
  • Color prints, Japanese
  • Sculpture, Japanese

Background Sources

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online is a great starting point for background information. This tool covers biographies, criticism, country surveys, artistic styles and movements, art forms, subject matter and iconography, and techniques.

Note: Use of this resource is limited to 3 simultaneous users.

Tip: Search by country


The library has access to a growing collection of eBooks which you can discover through Primo. When the results of your search are displayed, you can refine your results to eBooks. Keep in mind that you only have access to eBooks for Collins Library.


Here is one example:

A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture
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