A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization, prepared by Patricia Buckley Ebrey of the University of Washington. This is a must-see for students of Chinese art history! Topics include Ancient Tombs, Buddhism, Calligraphy, Military Technology, Painting, Homes, Gardens, Clothing and Graphic Arts.

James Cahill's Hills beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yüan Dynasty, 1279-1368, first published in 1976 by Weatherhill, now out of print but available online at the Knowledge Bank at Ohio State University. This book is an essential resource on Yuan painting and crucial to understanding the painting of subsequent periods. NOTE: the link is to an 18 MB PDF file.

China Bibliography, a terrific resource maintained by Marilyn Shea, Department of Psychology, University of Maine at Farmington. Here you can find lists of books and articles and much, much more! There are pages titled About Buddhism in China, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Cities and Urbanization, The Cultural Revolution, Silk Road and Women in Chinese History. There are also pronunciation guides for provinces and dynasties as well as Chinese-English dictionaries.

An online magazine: Traditional, published by Nixi Cura of Christie's Education. Read recent scholarship on traditional art.

Encyclopedia Mythica: Asia, a glossary of deities and places important in Asian religions. There is a special section on Chinese mythology.

BuddhaNet's Buddhist Studies, a site that provides an introduction to several aspects of Buddhism, with sections entitled Basic Buddhism Guide; Buddhist Studies for Primary and Secondary Schools; Online Study Guide; Buddhist History and Culture; and The Buddhist World.

The Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art, created and maintained by Janice M. Glowski of Ohio State University. Especially valuable for its online exhibitions (including China: 5,000 Years) and projects (including the following pages: Buddhist Art of China; and --under construction--an online searchable database of the images of the Huntington Archive).

Open F|S: "the complete digitized collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection. With more than 40,000 works being made available for high-resolution download—expanding regularly with our new acquisitions—you can explore the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art from anywhere in the world."

The Digital Scrolling Paintings Project, created and maintained by the University of Chicago's Center for the Art of East Asia. This invaluable resource provides high-resolution, scrolling digital images of Chinese and Japanese handscrolls. A bonus: the images are annotated.

Chinese Art, a section of The Asian Art Digital Teaching Project, sponsored by Columbia University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This site includes a space for Exploring Chinese Painting that allows viewers to scroll continuously through digital images of important handscrolls and hanging scrolls.

Recording the Grandeur of the Qing: The Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls of the Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors, a collaborative project of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Asia for Educators Program at Columbia University, and the Visual Media Center at Columbia University, made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Includes information about the emperors, the state, the economy, art, and the Southern Inspection Tours, as well as an interactive scroll viewer.

Stefan Landsberger's Chinese Propaganda Poster Pages. Trace the political history of the People's Republic of China, from 1949 to the present, through the colorful posters produced during that time.

H-Asia, an H-Net discussion list. The searchable discussion logs and Asian studies links may be useful in your research.

Arts of China Consortium (formerly Chinese and Japanese Art History WWW Virtual Library), created by Nixi Cura. If you are considering studying East Asian art in graduate school, this site will have everything you'll need in the future. If not, you should still check out their links page--much more comprehensive than this one. It includes links to museums, libraries, bookstores and various kinds of online research sources.

The award-winning Mother of All Art and Art History Links Pages, started and maintained by my old friends (Andrew Midkiff and Patrick Young) at the University of Michigan. A very good general source for all art historians.

Virtual Library Museums Pages, started by Jonathan Bowen. Want to know about the collections and special exhibitions of museums all over the world? Go here first and find their websites.

HWS Writes, for help writing academic papers of all kinds.

The HWS Library.

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, at the website for The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Refer to this when you need to put your citations in proper format for art history papers.

Canvas, the electronic course center for HWS, with a mirror site to this one (but with an online grade book and discussion board).

And, finally, ARTstor, an essential database of online images of art and architecture. Also available on the home page of our Library. You can search the digital library without creating an account, but you should create your own account if you want to view class presentations that use ARTstor's OIV software.

Links last checked on 6 January 2015