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Art History & Visual Art – Specialized Topics

Getting Started: South/East Asian Art

This section provides information on English language resources for South and Southeast Asian art. This includes print books and ebooks, article databases, images, streaming media, and digital resources.

Get started with the Quick Links section of this guide before exploring the topic-specific resources in this section.


English language print materials on South/East Asian art are located in the Music, Art & Architecture Library.
Print materials on related history, aesthetics, and humanities topics can be found at the Koerner Library and/or Rare Books & Special Collections.
Materials published in languages prevalent in South/East Asia can be found at UBC's Asian Library.


Start your search by looking at the Databases section of the general Art History & Visual Art guide.

Then explore the topic-specific databases below.

Articles / Journals

Print & Electronic Journals @ UBC Library

To find a specific journal, search by Title here:

For a selected list of print journals related to Japanese art, browse the UBC Library Catalogue with the following subject headings, while using the "Subject begins with" or "Subject contains" search options. Here are a few examples: 

     Image result for orientations art magazine 2019      Image result for arts asiatiques      

Select journals related to Central, South and Southeast Asian art and artists:

Select journals related to art and artists of India:

Select journals related to archaeology and anthropology:

Select Books on South/East Asian Art

Highlighted Resources

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias