Along the Ancient Silk Routes: Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982.
Imperial Taste: Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1989.
De Verboden Stad/The Forbidden City: Court Culture of the Chinese Emperors. Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1990.
The Quest For Eternity: Chinese Ceramic Sculptures from the People's Republic of China. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987.
Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes. Guest edited by Stanislaus Fung and John Makeham in honor of Professor Chen Congzhou of Shanghai; Volume 18, number 3 (July-September 1998), ii+116 pp. The contents of the special issue are as follows:
FORWARD, Stanislaus Fung; THE COSMOLOGICAL SETTING OF CHINESE GARDENS, David L. Hall (University of Texas at El Paso) and Roger T. Ames (University of Hawai'i); THE CONFUCIAN ROLE OF NAMES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE GARDENS, John Makeham (The University of Adelaide, Australia); THE INTERDISCIPLINARY PROSPECTS OF READING YUAN YE, Stanislaus Fung (The University of Adelaide, Australia); INTERIOR DISPLAY & ITS RELATION TO EXTERNAL SPACES IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE GARDENS, WANG Yi (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing); SOME HINTS ON 'SCHOLAR GARDENS' AND PLANTS IN TRADITIONAL CHINA, Georges Metaili?(CNRS--Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris); THE CHINESE GARDEN: DEATH OF A SYMBOL, John Minford (Hong Kong Polytechnic University); GUIDE TO SECONDARY SOURCES ON CHINESE GARDENS, Stanislaus Fung (The University of Adelaide, Australia).
Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes. Guest edited by Stanislaus Fung in memory of Professor Chen Zhi (1899-1989) of Nanjing; Volume 19, number 3/4 (July-December 1999), ii+155 pp. The contents of the special issue are as follows:
"Foreword" by Stanislaus Fung (The University of New South Wales, Sydney); "Qi Biaojia's 'Footnotes to Allegory Mountain': Introduction and Translation" by Duncan Campbell (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand); "Hu Yinglin's 'Connoisseurs of Flowers': Translation and Commentary" by Alison Hardie (Oxford, England); "Wang Shizhen's Yan Shan Garden Essays: Narrating a Literati Landscape" by Kenneth K. Hammond (New Mexico State University); "Interplay of Image and Fact: The Pavilion of Surging Waves, Suzhou" by XU Yinong (Brown University); "Landscape/Representation/Text: Craig Clunas's Fruitful Sites (1996)" by Mark Jackson (Adelaide, Australia); "The Shao Garden of Mi Wanzhong (1570-1628): Revisiting a Late Ming Landscape Through Visual and Literary Sources" by Philip K. Hu (New York University); "The Intended Perception of the Imperial Gardens of Chengde in 1780" by Philippe Foret (University of Oklahoma); "Droiture et Clart? scen?paysagere au Jardin de la Clart?Parfaite" by Che Bing CHIU (Paris); "China and Europe Intertwined: A New View of the European Sector of the Chang Chun Yuan" by Victoria M. Siu)(University of San Francisco).
Zhao, Feng, Treasures in Silk: An Illustrated history of Chinese Textiles. Hong Kong: The Costume Squad, LTD, 1999.
This book covers wide topics of textiles including archaeology, technical development, art history, and the significance of the Silk Road. All text in English and Chinese, with full color printing. It presents the historical development of Chinese textiles with a selection of 100 representative examples from collections worldwide. The book is divided into 10 sections: 1. The Pre-Han Era: Earliest jin-silk with geometric pattern and embroidery with dragon and phoenix from Chu cultural areas; 2. Clouds from the Heavenly Realms: Han dynasty embroidered and woven textiles with cloud and animal patterns; 3. New Currents from the West: Motifs from Central Asia during Wei and Jin dynasties to Tang dynasty; 4. Splendid Roundels: Tang dynasty roundel motifs and their perpetuation in the Liao and Song dynasties; 5. Spring Streams and Autumn Mountains: Patterns with northern features in the Liao and Jin dynasties; 6. Gold Medallions and Silver units: Textiles supplemented with gold during the Yuan dynasty; 7. Birds and Flowers: Naturalistic bird and flower patterns in the Song and Ming dynasties; 8. Auspicious Subjects: Motifs expressing popular wishes in the Ming and Qing dynasties; 9. Rank and Stautus: Robes for emperors and officials; 10. Religious Subjects: Textiles with religious subjects and folk beliefs. Each section is headed by an introduction, and consists of 10 items of textiles with detailed description of their artistic and technical significance. About 300 supplementary illustrations including photographs and diagrams. Most of them are published for the first time. The Textile Glossary with illustrations is divided into: A. Fibre and Yarn; B. Weaves and Weaving; C. Interlacing; D. Embroidery; E. Printing and Dyeing.
Bai Qianshen. Fu Shan's World: The Transformation of Chinese Calligraphy in the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2003.
Chang Ch'ung-ho, & Hans Frankel, trans. and annotation. Two Chinese Treatises on Calligraphy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. Includes Sun Qianli's "Treatise On Calligraphy" and Jiang Kui's "Sequel."
Ecke, Tseng Yu-ho. Chinese Calligraphy. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1971.
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Fu, Shen C. Y., et al. Traces of the Brush: Studies in Chinese Calligraphy. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.
Ledderose, Lothar. Mi Fu and the Classical Tradition of Chinese Calligraphy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
---. Die Siegelschrift (Chuan-shu) in der Ch'ing-zeit. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner, 1970.
McNair, Amy. The Upright Brush: Yan Zhenqing's Calligraphy and Song Literati Politics. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.
Sturman, Peter. Mi Fu: Style and the Art of Calligraphy in Northern Song China. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
Chinese material culture, gardens, etc.
Adshead, S. A. M. Material Culture in Europe and China, 1400-1800: The Rise of Consumerism. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Brokaw, Cynthia J. "Publishing, Society and Culture in Pre-Modern China: The Evolution of Print Culture." International Journal of Asian Studies Jan 2005. Vol. 2, Iss. 1: 135-166
Cheng, Ji. The Craft of Gardens. Translated by Alison Hardie. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. The earliest extant Chinese text on Chinese garden design, written between 1631 and 1634.
Clunas, Craig. Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998, 2005.
---. Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
---. Fruitful Sites: Garden Culture in Ming Dynasty Culture. Raleigh: Duke University Press, 1996.
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Foret, Philippe. Mapping Chengde: The Qing Landscape Enterprise. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
Hommel, Rudolf P. China at work; an illustrated record of the primitive industries of China's masses, whose life is toil, and thus an account of Chinese civilization. New York, Pub. for the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pa.: John Day Company, 1937.
Howard, Angela Falco, Li Song, Wu Hong, and Yang Hong. Chinese Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
Johnston, R. Stewart. Scholar Gardens of China: A Study and Analysis of the Spatial Design of the Chinese Private Garden. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Karetzky, Patricia. Court Art of the T'ang. Lantham, MD: University Press of America, 1966. Includes new archaeological findings of last ten years.
Kessler, Adam, et al. Empires Beyond the Great Wall: The Heritage of Genghis Khan. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1994.
Keswick, Maggie. The Chinese Garden: History, Art, and Architecture. Third edition. Revised by Alison Hardie. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
Li, Xueqin. The Wonder of Chinese Bronzes. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1980.
Morris, Edwin. The Gardens of China: History, Art, and Meanings. New York: Scribner's, 1983.
Morris, Jan. "A Scholar's Garden in Ming China: Dream and Reality," Asian Art 3, 4 (Fall 1990): 31-51.
Murray, Julia. Ma Hezhi and the Illustration of the Book of Odes. Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens, Michele. The Han Dynasty. Translated by Janet Seligman. New York: Rizzoli, 1982.
Powers, Martin. Art and Political Expression in Early China. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.
Sickman, Laurence, & Alexander Soper. The Art and Architecture of China. Penguin Books, 1971.
Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. Chinese Imperial City Planning. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
Steinhardt, Nancy Schatzman, ed. A History of Chinese Architecture. Contributions by Fu Xinian, Guo Daiheng, Liu Xujie, Pan Guxi, Qiao Yun, and Sun Dazhang. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Thorpe, Robert. Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China. Seattle: Son of Heaven Press, 1988.
Wu Hung. The Wu Liang Shrine. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1989.
---. Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.
---, and Katherine Tsiang, eds. Body and Face in Chinese Visual Culture. Cambridge: Harvard East Asian Monographs, 2005.
Zhou, Xun, et al. 5000 Years of Chinese Costumes. San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, 1987.
Barnhart, Richard M., Yang Xin, Nie Chongzheng, James Cahill, Lang Shaojun, and Wu Hong. Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
Bickford, Maggie. Ink Plum: The Making of a Chinese Scholar-Painting Genre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Bush, Susan. The Chinese Literati on Painting: Su Shih (1037-1101) to Tung Ch'i-ch'ang (1555-1636). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1971.
Cahill, James. Chinese Painting. New York: Rizzoli, 1977.
---. The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.
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---. Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty, 1368-1580. New York: Weatherhill, 1978.
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Chou, Ju-hsi, & Claudia Brown. The Elegant Brush: Chinese Painting Under the Qianlong Emperor. Phoenix: Phoenix Art Museum, 1985.
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Farmer, J. Michael. "Art, Education, & Power: Illustrations in the Stone Chamber of Wen Weng." T'oung Pao Volume 86 Numbers 1-3 2000: 100-135.
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Fraser, Sarah. Performing the Visual: The Practice of Buddhist Wall Painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960. Stanford University Press, 2004.
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Harrist, Robert Jr. Painting and Private Life in Eleventh-Century China: Mountain Villa by Li Gonglin. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.
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Knauer, Elfriede Regina. The Camel's Load in Life and Death: Iconography and Ideology of Chinese Pottery Figures from Han to Tang and Their Relevance to Trade along the Silk Routes. Zurich: Akanthus Verlag fur Archaologie, 1998.
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Liscomb, Kathlyn. Learning From Mt. Hua: A Chinese Physician's Illustrated Travel Record and Painting Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Mair, Victor. Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997.
Murray, Julia K. Mirror of Morality: Chinese Narrative Illustration and Confucian Ideology. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007.
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Sullivan, Michael. The Arts of China. Revised edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.
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Wang, Tzi-Cheng. "Wu Zhen's Poetic Inscriptions on Paintings." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies Vol. 64 No. 2 2001: 208-239.
Weidner, Marsha, ed. Flowering in the Shadows: Women in the History of Chinese and Japanese Painting. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1990.
Whitfield, Roderick. In Pursuit of Antiquity: Chinese Paintings of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.
Art & Material Culture of China
Edited by Oliver Moore, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands in English.
Self description: "Art and Material Culture of China serves as a reference and research aid for students of China's art and/or cultural history. The website attempts to provide a broad coverage for all forms of material production and art throughout the (pre)history of China. The website has been designed in the first instance for the Leiden scholarly community - with attention to research/teaching priorities in Leiden - but it is hoped that it may function equally well for other users. The site provides reference to Western and Chinese bibliographical sources and internet resources. You will find no visual images directly embedded in this website, but a number of links provide access to various image collections/resources (see Links)." The site will be continously updated, and, since its further development is institutionalized, its current (and improved) quality should be guaranteed. Site contents: (1) Home; (2) Links (Leiden; Institutes; Museums; Websites); (3) Bibliographies (Art History (General); Art History in China; Neolithic Arts; Bronzes; Archaeology and History; Shang; Ceramics; Jade Objects; Qin-Shihuang and Imperial Burial; Buddhist Art; Garden and Man-Made Landscapes; Calligraphy; Painting; Printing; Modern Art Movements in China; Sculpture; Relic Deposits; Export of Chinese Goods; Architecture; Dunhuang; Wooden Objects; Textiles and Embroidery; Lacquer; (Precious) Metal; Glass; Stones and other Objects; Periodicals; Exhibition Catalogues; Collections).
Description: "The Center for the Art of East Asia initiated the Digital Scrolling Paintings Project to support the teaching of classes on East Asian painting. The temporal and spatial qualities of handscroll paintings are lost in photographs of selected sections that are reproduced in books and projected in the classroom. Although used widely in current art education and the study of these works of art, such reproductions seriously distort the nature of handscrolls by erasing their sequential anad participatory viewing process. The display of these paintings in long cases in museums also is not the way in which these paintings were made to be experienced. With the assistance of the Humanities Computer Research Department, the Center developed a prototype for digital scrolling technology as an exciting tool to simulate the viewing experience and to improve understanding of handscroll paintings. The scrolling paintings website has been designed with interactive elements to allow unprecedented accessibility to the complete works of art for educators, students and researchers."
Currently (Aug 2012) more than 20 Chinese and Japanese scrolls are available.. Note: Macromedia's Flash Player (version 6+) is required.
"Recording the Grandeur of the Qing -- The Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls of the Kangxi and Qianlong emperors," created in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Visual Media Center of Colmbia University's Art History and Archaeology Department. The website explores Qing art, government, and commerce through the presentation of four artworks of the period, which is supplemented by topical essays on the Qing.
As Sinica Sinoweb’s (中研院漢學網) twin product, also the sole full-text searchable database of its kind from Taiwan, “Taiwan Journals Search”(臺灣人社百刊) collects more than 200 journals on humanities & social sciences and keeps adding new journals. More than Top 100 journals in which were ever selected in the most credible journal-appraisal list in Taiwan, TSSCI (Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index), THCI Core (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index), and THCI (Humanities Citation Index). Differing from other alternatives from Taiwan, TJS excludes common/ popular periodicals unconcerned with academia. It is purely scholar-oriented and able to hit the researchers’ demand precisely. Meanwhile, TJS can be called as “the greatest collection of China studies/Sinology based on Taiwanese viewpoint”.
Cumulating very plentiful Chinese modern historical data of the past 55 years, Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine (傳記文學1962-present) wins the globally impressive fame──The Great Wall of Chinese Republic History. Being ranked at the same academic position with heavyweight, national research institutions of modern history, it is rated as the paragon of unofficial library of historical data, and an excellent, unique supplement of authoritative history in China/Taiwan during the past 2000 years. Scholars say the top 3 research institutions in Taiwan that own dominant academic achievement on studying Dr. Sun Yat Sen (Father of R.O.C.) and Chinese revolution history are Kuomintang Party History Commission, Modern History Institute of Academia Sinica and Zhuanji Wenxue Magazine. On content quality, Zhuanji Wenxue is regarded equal to the former two that are most important academic institutions in Taiwan. It helps historians to find clues of difficult historical problems, and replenish flesh into the skeleton of official history. It treats various people’s narrations as historical data. What it biographies are not only the political and military leaders, prominent officials and eminent personages, but also famous scholars, social celebrities, chiefs of secret societies, information spies, renowned actors or actresses and common people. So Zhuanji Wenxue helps to fill the breach of official history. As an essential historic-material database of more than 130 million characters and also the core reference of dissertations on Chinese Republic history in the past 40 years, it includes autobiography, critical biography, memoir, exclusive historical data, diary, handwriting, oral history, etc.. Readers will praise and sigh on its extensive data, living, popular legends, genuine people and true events.
Founded by Chinese Kuomintang, “Modern China Magazine” is always renowned for plenty of Republic history, Revolutionary Martyrs archives and Revolutionary documents of China. While other historic academic journals of its kind regard discourse and comment as important, Modern China peerlessly exposes first-hand historic materials of Kuomintang authority, reveals the “oral history” in Republic period, and combines exclusive archives and historic research. Which are really its precious and unique features. Including 4600 articles, 157 issues, 48200 figures, 38000 institutions/historical events in these 29 years, Modern China usually sponsors and hosts international academic seminars, members of which and magazine’s articles contributors come from Mainland China, Koreas, Japan, Hong Kong as well as Taiwan. Ever holding the reins of Taiwan’s government for 69 years, Kuomintang always takes great efforts to close to Taiwanese mainland, and designs many special Taiwanese and Chinese reports and cover stories in Modern China magazine. And historians regard most of them as classical masterpieces.
It was awarded “the Innovation Prize of Digital publication” in 2006 by Government Information Office, Taiwan. It integrates digital search engine with traditional calligraphic dictionary and celebrated calligraphic works. It collects plenty of renowned calligraphists’ handwritings, stone rubbings and inscriptions from Chinese successive Dynasties for 4700 years, including ancient Yin-Shang, Qin, Han, Wei-Jin Nan-Bei Zhao, Tang, Song, Jin, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties, and the handwritten scripture of Dun-Huang Caves. Which come to 700 calligraphers,4014 calligraphic models, and 1.7 million characters in various forms. It owns 5 kinds of functions accordingly----studying, teaching, appreciating, textual researching and applying. It contains 2 sub-databases----“Single-Character Databank”, in which every photo was scanned from single character reserves its original look, charm and feeling. “Work-Fulltext Databank”, in which users can promptly find different calligraphers’ works from different Dynasties and enjoy or compare their styles via search engine.
Recording 1971-1996 history of Taiwan's art, Lionart Monthly was ever the most powerful magazine and hot platform that many artistic workers rushed to contribute works to. It has fostered many outstanding characters of artistic circles in Chinese areas for 1/4 centuries. Lionart Databank is honored to get the visual-art subsidy from Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and nominated "Digital Content Product Awards" of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs separately in 2011. The Databank collects 44 million characters, 30000 articles/commentaries/albums, 68000 pictures, 10000 pages of rare, nostalgic advertisement, and 12220 vocabulary entries. Most of which are exclusive historical data on Taiwan art. It contains 307 issues of Lionart Monthly Magazine, 3 classical bestsellers "Chinese Art Dictionary", "the Western Art Dictionary" and "Taiwanese Art Yearbook". Including vocabulary, artists'/ artistic workers' brief biographies and chronicles, these 12220 entries come from these 3 reference books above and are integrated into the databank for additional annotation and supplementary information for users' deeper understanding. Briefly, the databank features plentiful content of culture, classical articles of art, and convenient value-added functions.
Based on the Taiwan Literatures Series (Taiwan Wenxian Congkan, edited by Chou, Hsien-Wen周憲文, former Dean of Law School, National Taiwan University, and published by Taiwan Bank), the database of the same title above is the sole full-text/full-image version among similar databases of same content. Containing the most frequently used content by scholars of Taiwan studies, the database can be called as “the Encyclopedia of Taiwan”. It collects 309 books, 48 million of characters, and incorporates local histories, official documents of Ming, Qing Dynasties as well as Nan-Ming . Also included are poems and private collections, many of which are sole copies and out-of-print books. Spanning from Tang Dynasty to the Japanese occupation period, its data/literatures are gathered from not only local libraries, but also overseas libraries, such as Japan, the USA, Hong Kong, the Great Britain and Netherlands. At the Taiwanese viewpoint, the database records a whole variety of dimensions of Taiwan, including, development history of individual district, cities evolvement, personage deeds, local customs and culture. It is indeed the largest collections of Taiwan's history in the Chinese language.
“Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan” (台灣文獻叢刊) edited by Taiwan Bank is always regarded as the most important classics on Taiwan studies. But dozens of years have passed since its publication during 1958－1972, and many new historical data have been discovered continually during this period, there is no new representative collection to cover and agglomerate all the new data. Accordingly, UDP compiled “Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan Continuation” database. All the books, archives and literatures gathered in the “Continuation” were published by 1956. Half of which are rare books, the only copies extant, manuscripts and handwritings coming from various universities of China. The other half of data came from several “heavyweight” research institutions and publishers in Taiwan. Digitized and digitizing data in other publication plans were excluded in the “Continuation”. Those books of the same title/content in “Taiwan Wen Xian Cong Kan” are also not included in the “Continuation” except the new versions are indeed different from the old ones. Database “Continuation of Taiwan literature Series” is full-text and full-image, plus, textual criticism, original sources and authors’ introductions are attached to every title. It contains 204 books, 20 million characters, and covers chorography, geographic accounts, folkways, poems, literature, political archives, official documents, civil commotions, war records, coast defenses, Japanese pirates’ actions, 228 Incident, face-off between Zheng, Cheng-Gong and Manchu court, and historical data of Nan-Ming Dynasty.