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ARTH 446 Chinese Art: Home

The art, architecture, and visual culture of China from the pre-modern period to the present.

Welcome

Sixteen Luohans

The Sixteen Luohans  Wu Bin  (active ca. 1583–1626)

Finding Articles

Search these online databases to find articles on your topic/artist:

Google Book Search

Getting Started

For background information on art, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online or its predecessor in print, the Encyclopedia of World Art (N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1959-1983.  Ref. N 32 .E4833) - half of each volume consists of illustrative plates.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tips for Users' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online.

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Journals & Periodicals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Online Book

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Possible Subject Headings

Art, China

Art, Chinese

Ink painting, Chinese

Painting, Chinese

Calligraphy, Chinese

Avant-garde, China

Taoist art China

China Social Life and Customs

China Civilization

Gardens China

Historic gardens China

Gardens, Chinese China

Gardens, Chinese Design

Porcelain, Chinese

Need Images for Your Presentation?

The best place to find images for your presentation is the database, ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export of Power Point

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.