Chinese art

Chinese art A-Z

The current issue of the Art Libraries Journal (vol. 39, no. 2) is dedicated to the documentation of Chinese art (see TOC on page 2). To celebrate this ground-breaking collection of new articles, we highlight a broad selection of online resources, from traditional painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics and other decorative arts to contemporary art, and from museums and galleries to libraries and archives:

Art Radar Asia


Arts of China Consortium (ACC)

Asia Art Archive

Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium (ACAC)

Beijing Biennale

Bibliothèque du musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet

CAFA Art Info

Center for the Art of East Asia

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (former Chinese Arts Centre)

China Central Academy of Fine Arts Library

Council on East Asian Libraries, Committee on Chinese Materials

Deutsche Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz: East Asia Department (EAD)

East Asia: Resources for East Asian studies in the British Library

East Asian Library Resources Group of Australia

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Chinese Art and Architecture, An Annotated List of Recent Works in Western Languages

European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

European Association of Sinological Librarians (EASL)

Field Notes

Freer and Sackler Library

Guangzhou Triennial

Harvard Fine Arts Library: Rübel Asiatic Research Collection

Harvard Library Research Guides: East Asian Art

International Dunhuang Project

Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art,id=231

Leap: the international art magazine of contemporary China

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC) Resource Centre: Art

National Art Library, V&A

National Art Museum of China

National Gallery of Australia Research Library

National Library of Australia: Chinese Collections

National Library of China

National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum Library

Rachel Marsden’s Top online resources for Chinese contemporary art


RMIT University Library Subject Guide: Asian Design

Royal Asiatic Society Library

Sackler Library: Eastern Art Collection

Shanghai Biennale

SOAS Library: Art and archaeology

Stanford University Libraries Guides: Chinese art: Modern and contemporary

Stanford University Libraries Guides: Chinese art: Traditional

Taipei Biennial

Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific


Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Timezone 8: Contemporary art books and editions

Vitamin Creative Space: Publications

Yi, Zhixian (2013) History of library developments in China. Paper presented at IFLA WLIC 2013, Singapore.

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Zhuangshi: Chinese journal of design

[Grandal Montero, G. (2014) Resources online: Chinese art A-Z. ARLIS News-sheet, no. 228, Mar.-April, pp. 3-4.]


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