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Asian Arts

Searching for Materials in the Library catalog

There are several ways to search the Library's catalog for materials; however you might want to use the Subject Headings  Art, Chinese - 21st Century or Art, Chinese - 20th Century for the best results.

Article Databases and Journals

ASU Library subscribes to over 400 databases. On the Libraries' homepage under Articles you can search for articles, select a specific database or look up an e-Journal by title. Though there are many databases that might be useful I have selected several to get you started in your research.

Journals:

  • Orientations: the magazine for collectors and connoisseurs of Oriental art. Index and abstracts available online. Issues in Hayden Library (lower level) at DS 501 .O73
  • Arts of Asia available in Hayden Library (lower level) NX 572 .A75
  • Leap: The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China
  • Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art

Images and Videos

ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. 

Museums:

Many of the resources above were found on the ArtPromote site. It is worth taking a look at the site.

Videos:

Project 798: new art in new China (62 minutes)/ Lucius C. Kuert; San Francisco, CA: Microcinema International, 2010; Hayden Lower Level N7345.6 .P76 2010 DVD  

Beijing 798 : the Chinese avant-garde (93 minutes) /director, Mathias Frick Hamilton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2010; Hayden Lower Level N7345.6 .B45 2010 DVD 

Chinese Artists in New York (China Insitute interview)(73 minutes)/France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2009; Hayden Lower Lever:  N7348 .C53 2009 DVD  

China, The Empire of Art? (56 minutes)/ produced by Olivier Mille ; written by Emma Tassy ; directed by Sheng Zhimin and Emma Tassy, ARTE France and Artline Films, 2009; Hayden Lower Level  N7345.6 .C486 2009 DVD

Contemporary Chinese Art Part 1  (China Institute presents)(228 minutes)/Taught by Philip Tinari, New York: China Institute in America, 2007; Hayden Lower Level N7345 .T56 2007 DVD  v.1  

Contemporary Chinese Art Part 2  (China Institute presents)(197 minutes)/Taught by Philip Tinari, New York: China Institute in America, 2008; Hayden Lower Level N7345 .T56 2007 DVD  v.2  

Yellow Ox Mountain / by Miao Wang, A Three Waters Production, 2007, Online Access

Censorship of the visual arts in China (China Institute presents)(70 minutes)/ New York: China Institute in America, 2007; Hayden Lower Lever: N8740 .C46 2008 DVD 

Anhui: In the Peach Blossom Land (43 minutes)/German United DIstributor, 2006; Online Access

Chinese Contemporary Art Comes to America(55 minutes)/Filmakers Library Online; 2006; Online Access

Chinese Contemporary Art (55 minutes)/ Filmakers Library Online; 2006; Online Access

From the Masses to the Masses: An Artist in Mao's China (57 minutes)/ Eric Hyer, producer; Salt Lake City, UT: Combat Flims and Research, 2005; Hayden Lower Level  ND1049.J56 F76 2005 DVD

Art in the Cultural Revolution: Establisment of a New Age (33 minutes)/ Kubert Leung, director, New York: Cinema Guild, 2005; Hayden Lowever Level N7345 .A78 2005 DVD

Inner Visions (29 minutes)/Lydia Chen, producer, Flimakers Library Online, 1995; Online Access

The Graduates/Song Gao, director, Film Ideas, 2013; Hayden Lower Level  LA 1133 .S733 2012 DVD

Morning Sun (117 minutes) Carma Hinton et. al.,  Long Bow Group, 2003; Hayden Lower Level DS 778.7 .M675 2005

From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Cantonese Contemporary Art in the 1980s (40 minutes); Online Access

Interviews:


Zhang Huan: Interview with Philip Dodd at the Pace Gallery (48 minutes) 2014

Interview iwth Wang Du on Chinese contemporary art in the 1980s (8:53 minutes) 2010 -- installation and performance art

Sun Xun (China Institute interview)(50:30 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2010; Hayden Lower Lever: N7349.S86 A35 2010 DVD  

Hong Lei (China Institute interview)(75 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2010; Hayden Lower Lever: N7349 .H63 A35 2009 DVD

Lin Yilin (China Institute interview)(55 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2009; Hayden Lower Lever:  N7349.L56 A35 2009 DVD

Qiu Zhijie (China Institute interview)(55:44 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2009; Hayden Lower Lever: N7349 .Q58 A 35 2009 DVD

Ai Weiwei (China Institute interview)(109 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2008; Hayden Lower Lever: N7349.A5 A35 2008 DVD 

 Song Dong (China Institute interview)(102 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2009; Hayden Lower Lever. N7349 .S66 A35 2009 DVD

Chen Qiulin (China Institute interview)(102 minutes)/ France Pepper, producer, New York: China Institute in America, 2009; Hayden Lower Lever. N7349 .C457 A35 2007 DVD

The Works Future of Cninese Ink Painting explores the work of artist Zheng Chongbin.

Online Encyclopedias

Selected Titles

Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-century Chinese Art/ Gao Min and Gao Minglu, MIT Press, 2011 (eBook)

Art and Politics in China, 1949-1984/ Maria Galikowski, The Chinese University Press, 1998; N 7345 .G35x 1998 West

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China/ Wu Hung, Smart Museum of Art, 2004; TR645 .C552 D389

Humanism in China: A Contemporary Record of Photography/ Wand Huangshen, Anno Domini, 2003; TR 646 .C6 Z494 2006

Avatars and antiheroes: A Guide to contemporary Chines Artists/ Claudia Albertini. Kodansha, 2008; N7345.6  .A43 2008

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China/ Maxwell K. Hearn, The Metropolitan Museum of art, 2013;  N7345 .I55 2013

Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmaio/ Melissa Chiu, editor, Asia Society, 2012 ; NB1049 .L56 A4 2012

At Work: Twenty-five Contemporary Chinese Artists/ Jon Burris, Long River Press, 2011; N7345.6 .B87 2011

Painters and politics in the People's Repulic of China, 1949-1979/ Julia F. Andrews, University of California, 1992 (eBook)

A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of the Cultural Revolution Culture/ Barbara Mittler. Harvard UNiversity Asia Center Cambridge MA 2012  DS 778.7 .M 59 2012

Selected Articles

The Rebirth of Chinese Ink Paining. This article explores the current ink painting scene in China.

A Spirit in the Dark from the Wall Street Journal explores the work of Zhen Chongbin.

White Ink. Exhibition catalog of Zheng Chongbin's at the Silcon Valley Asian Art Center.

Online Resources

Asia Art Achive is a dynamic, growing body of material intended to reflect contemporary artistic practice and developments of Asia within an international context.

Beijing' 798 District. This site from China Org (Ministry of Culture)  and the Beijing Municipal Government provides information on current and past gallery exhibitions. It also has links to several important galleries including the Ullens Center for the Arts.  

Art Radar: Contemporary art trends and news from Asia and beyond.

Chinese Propaganda Poster Project The University of Victoria digital archive concentrates on a golden age of poster production, from the early 1970s to the early 1980s.

The Art Newspaper - China

Artnet.This an online auction site but does have information about artists as well as examples of their work.

Artspace bills itself as "insider access to the world's best art". It to is an online auction site.

ArtLinkArt is an online database project for Chinese contemporary art.

SOMO: Chinese Contemporary Art an online auction site but does have biographies and other artist information as well.

artChangdu21 is devoted to artists from Changdu. Contains images and biographical information. Affiliated with the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts.

Art Speak China is a bilingual, online resource devoted to contemporary Chinese art. It is comprised of a wiki, a collaboratively authored, encyclopedia of contemporary Chinese art and a timeline of related historical and social events.

Artintern is a far-reaching artistic organization that aims to promote and provide services to domestic and international contemporary artists. 

Expressions of Rebellion

 

Some Artists' Websites

Zhang Huan

Yang Yonglian; From the New World: A sprawling digital collage of a dystopian future. Also his website contians more images and information.

Shen Yun Qing

Writing about Art

Researching Art History from the University of North Carolina.

Writing about Art

How to Use RefWorks

 RefWorks is a licensed web-based bibliography and database manager, allows users to create their own personal citation/abstract database by importing citations from online databases, the ASU catalog, or text files. Click here for more information on RefWorks. 

ASU Library offers RefWorks sessions (Basic and Advanced). Click here for the schedule.

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