art, culture, religion
- Chinese Fine Arts Society
--*** non-profit organization promoting Chinese arts and music by bridging the East and the West.
- Chinese Folk Art
--*** offers Jinshan and Huxian peasant paintings, satin embroidery, kites, paper cuts, jewelry, and more.
- Chinese Art Net
--*** Features many photographic samples of quite a few well known artists from China. You can just take a look or pay to have the original as your own.
--***A commercial site featuring on-line selling of high quality handmade Chinese artwork and collectables and with samples.
-- ***introduces Chinese folk papercutting artists and their works.
Inside Painting Snuff Bottles
-- ***resource for information on the history of snuff bottles, merchants, images, and more.
Cain & Hall Collections
-- ***specialize in English Chintz China, Majolica, Staffordshire, oil paintings, and garden accessories.
The Potala Palace at Lhasa
-- ***Description and reports from UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Architecture Asia - China
-- ***Comprehensive links to architects online, engineers, as well as education and architecture web sites.
-- ***A subsidiary of Chinese-art.com, this is the most comprehensive and in-depth site dedicated to Chinese art books on the web. Secure server allows purchases on line using Mastercard and Visa. Insitutional discounts also available.
Images of China
-- ***Photographs of Chinese ethnic minorities.
New Chinese Art
-- ***Center for contemporary Chinese art. New Chinese art showcases modern Chinese paintings, prints, photographs, woodcuts, sculptures and installations.
Chinese Contemporary Gallery
-- ***specializing in contemporary art from mainland China.
-- ***hand painted ceramics.
Art of China Today
-- ***distributor of contemporary Chinese painters using the traditional ink and wash techniques on rice paper.
- Wan Fung Art Gallery
-- ***in conjunction with the Chinese Historical Archives Museum, features exhibit schedule and sample works of Chinese painters.
-- ***offers paper-cut crafts from South China.
-- ***Portal offering information on latest books, articles and publications as well as interviews with contemporary artists and bulletins of current
- New Chinese Art
-- ***Center for contemporary Chinese art. This site features all sorts of contemporary Chinese art from paintings and prints to photos and installations.
- Wan Fung Art Gallery
-- ***A large collection of Chinese fine arts.
- Hengshui Arts & Crafts Factory
-- ***offers hand crafted and painted bottles.
- China Avant-Garde
-- ***Art advisory services to private and corporate collectors focusing on the acquisition of important contemporary Chinese art.
- Art Scene China
-- ***This contemporary Chinese art gallery features a wide selection of modern art from throughout China. Plus- introductions to the artworks by the artists themselves. All works available online.
--***Comprehensive well-organized links on art, business, newspapers, legal and computer related but not limited to China.
- Discover China
--**** Discover China. Visit China's most famous sites and attractions, delve into its greatest literature and arts, learn to master Chinese cuisine, or search the Net's largest China-related database.
- The Art of China
--** Major information includes Chinese art, music, culture, scenic spots , food, and China-related links.
- China Performing Arts Agency
-- ***Introduction of CPAA, its calendar, review and forum, etc.
-- *** This is the earliest site that engages in Chinese contemporary art show and sale on line. Now it has opened severay columns such as crafts, painting and calligraphy, etc.
- Snuff Bottle by Yizi of China
-- *** A description of inside-painting art of snuff bottle and an exhibition of snuff bottles on line.
- Traditional Chinese Culture in Taiwan: Cloisonne
-- ** A one page text on the origin of cloisonne, the general method for making cloisonne and much other information about cloisonne here.
- Jintan Paper Cutting
-- *** Tells you what are Chinese papercutting, Yangzhou papercutting, Japanese paper-Cut art with samples of quite a few paper cutting works provided.
- Hunan embroidery
-- *** is one of the four most famous schools of embroideries in China with exquisite craftsmanship and unique artistic style. It is an outstanding handicraft.
- Important Chinese Ceramics
-- *** Hundred-year-old Chinese Ceramics decorated with imperial enamals for sell.
- Chinese peasant paintings
-- *** The peasant paintings from artists working in Jinshan Township and Huxian Township are famous in China, and are known all over the world.
- Signed and Sealed
-- **** Limited Edition abstract calligraphy, images created from original historical documents (China and Britain,1997 Handover) - lithographs by artist Pat Elliott Shircore.
- Asian Arts
-- **** The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.
-- *** An agent for artists of China. There are quite a few fine pieces of arts of all sorts.
- La Cancha World Cup 2002
-- **** World's Leading Soccer/Football Magazine Covering Soccer in throughour Asia and the World.
- Personalized Chinese artworks on demand
-- *** An unique mail order service for personalized Chinese artworks on demand. For multiple purposes with framed prices to suit all budgets.
- Chinese Paintings of Yuan Shengzhong
-- **** Yuan Shengzhong is good at painting nudes, and birds and flowers and for years he has been making a comparison and inquiring into Chinese and western paintings.
- IntArtData: China
-- *** Annotated directory of links for ancient to contemporary Chinese art. Includes museums, exhibitions, individual artists, publications,
art history, and more.
- China: 5,000 Years
-- *** Rich and extensive exhibition of Chinese art. Covers jades, bronzes, ceramics, sculpture, calligraphy, and painting, spanning China's long history of art production.
- China Art Gallery
-- *** Provided by ModernChina.com, offering you quite a few pieces of original art works by contemporary artists living thoughout China.
- China Net Art Gallery
-- *** Chinese Landscape Painting, Chinese Country Art Exhibition, Chinese Papercut Art Exhibition.
- Chinese calligraphy
--*** Chinese calligraphy: appreciation, styles, gallery, references.
- The Chinese Stamps Web Page
--*** You can find some of the finest collection samples of stamps from China here.
- The China Stamp Society
--*** The China Stamp Society is an international philatelic society organized to promote the collecting of stamps and the study of the postal history of China and related areas.
- Global Windows Asian Art
--**** Global Windows displays Chinese art and chinese products to people on the web.
- Beijing Opera
--****A comprehensive website on Beijing Opera, the most recognized and popular opera in China.
Almost all the basic knowledge of Beijing Opera is included here: roles, music and musical instruments in Beijing Opera, arias, dialogues and speeches, face paintings, costume, stage properties, famous actors and actresses, and more.
- Li Shan's Chinese Paintings
--***Original Chinese painting and calligraphies by Li Shan. There are camels in Tien-Shan mountains, portraits of Xinjiang people, landscape, flowers, lotus, panda...
- Chinese paintings now, their painters and their context
--***This site provides a brief commentary to the roots and passions of Chinese modern art. Also includes a few online art samples.
- Art & China
--** This site offers many different kinds of Chinese art for sale, including traditional paintings, sculpture, and calligraphy.
- Wei Ming Magazine
-- An Online Forum for Chinese Arts and Culture.
- China Net Art Gallery
- Clothing The Art of traditional Chinese Dress
- Chinese Archaic Jades
--** describe the traditional appreciation and evaluation toward the ancient Chinese jades.
- China Art - Architecture
--*** introduction to Chinese architecture art.
- Arts of China
--** Chinese arts: antiquities, crafts, paintings & chinese calligraphy , with many pictures.
- Cathay Arts
--** featuring works of contemporary Chinese artists.
- Chinese New Year Arts
--** New year graphics from Yangliuqing
- HoLing Gallery
--** This gallery solely features the original works of HoLing Hui, a Ling Nan artist.
--*** Innovative visual arts site. At its core is graphic novel comic based on Wu Chen En from Journey to the West, the next layer includes comics on Chinese politics and the Diaoyutai Campaign, and the outer layer has sections on photography, animation, fine arts, other projects, and Web design.
- Chinese Gallery
--* Devoted to the promotion and sale of Chinese Art. Not much to see right now. Poor English and design. Site does have some interesting art though. Check out: http://www.chinesegallery.com/htmlfile/meisg.htm.
- Chinese Folk Performance Traditions
--**A page dedicated to Chinese Folk Performance by Ohio State University. Contents include opera, story-telling, folk arts, puppetry etc., but some of them contain no materials.
- Asian Arts
--**Online Asian art exhibits, galleries provided by Web Art Publishing.
--***Online store dealing stamps published after the year of 1974. Offers info on newly published stamps, history of stamps, a search engine, and more.