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ARTH 446 Chinese Art 中国艺术

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

Getting Started

For background information on art, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Visit Help for a 'Guided Tour" with a 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.

Finding Articles

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

Online Book

Ge Garden on Google Arts & Culture

Geyuan Garden is the residential garden rebuilt by Huang Zhiyun(1770-1836).  Covering an area of 24000 square meters, it is divided into three parts: the garden part in the middle, the residence in the south, the area of appreciating and planting bamboos in the north. The most famous scene in the garden is the rockery of four seasons which is piled by bamboo stones, lake stones, yellow stones and Xuan stones.   This site contains images and a tour, Meandering in Ge Garden

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?

Work: 1751; 1811; 1893, Era: CE, Note: rebuilt 1811 and 1893, Image: May 2001. Garden of Harmonious Interests  Xiequyuan, general view, across lake to pavilion. garden.

 Find images for your presentation or paper in the database,  ARTstor which is also available in JSTOR..  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point.  Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube

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.