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Asian Art

Research tips and resources for Asian Art studies, including the arts of India, China, and Japan.

Find Books at Mason


Still can't find the item? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason or the WRLC. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.

Call Numbers for Asian Art Books

Do you prefer to browse the library's shelves to discover books? Find books in Mason Libraries by their call number, organized roughly in these categories. Look for these call number ranges in the library:

General art and art history

  • N7260: Asian art
  • N7300: South Asian art
  • N7301: Indian art
  • N7340: Chinese art
  • N7350: Japanese art


  • NA 6026: Religious architecture // Buddhist and Taoist architecture


  • ND1001 - ND1063: Painting in Asia (India, China, Japan, Korea)


  • NB 1912: Buddhist sculpture
  • NB1750 - 1793: Religious monuments and shrines

Recommended/ reference books