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East Asian painting: Getting started

Guide to studying classical painting from East Asia: China, Japan and Korea.

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Hasegawa Tōhaku, right panel of Pine Trees, c. 1595. Source: Wikipedia


This guide is about classical painting from China, Japan and Korea.  For modern and contemporary painting from this region, please see the MAMCAA guide.


Summon will usually be your best starting point for finding articles, books and dissertations.


You may also want to run supplementary searches in these databases:


For introductory articles: