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Arts of Asia: Home

A subject guide of resources useful for students exploring the arts of Asia, with an emphasis on China and Japan.

Arts of Asia

Textile with coiled dragons, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Tabby, brocaded; silk and gold thread
Metropolitan Museum of Art

In This Guide


This guide is designed to help students and researchers looking for a place to start learning about the arts of Asia.  The sections in this guide include:

Background Information:  A combination of websites, books, and reference sources that could provide ground information on the culture or art of the region in question.

Articles: Databases in which the user can find articles; this includes both art history specific databases and general humanities databases.

Religion, Mythology, and Symbolism: An extension of the "Background Information" section, this tab contains a selection of resources that provide information on the religion and symbolism of China and Japan.

Images: A selection of databases and websites offering images of art.

This guide is only a brief introduction, however.  Users can search the catalog on their own through the box below.

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