Chinese Art History Resources: Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Ming Dynasty Emperors
Hongwu 1368-1398
Jianwen 1399-1402
Yongle 1403-1424
Hongxi 1425-1425
Xuande 1426-1435
Zhengtong 1436-1449
Jingtai 1450-1456
Tianshun 1457-1464
Chenghua 1465-1487
Hongzhi 1488-1505
Zhengde 1506-1521
Jiajing 1522-1566
Longqing 1567-1572
Wanli 1573-1620
Taichang 1620-1620
Tianqi 1621-1627
Chongzhen 1628-1644

Source: Taoism and the Arts of China, p. 11, Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

(See also: China resource page.)

Ming Dynasty - Web Resources
China from the Mongols to the Ming. Frank E. Smitha
Chinese Cloisonne. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chinese Homes and Chinese Gardens. Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Late Imperial China. Gregory James Smits, Pennsylvania State University
Ming China. Richard Hooker, Washington State University
Ming Dynasty. Leon Poon
Ming Dynasty. Ulrich Theobald
Ming Dynasty.
Ming Dynasty. Wikipedia
The Ming Empire. Sanderson Beck
The Ming Voyages. Asia For Educators, Columbia University
Monuments of China: Ming Dynasty. Mike Gunther

Ming Dynasty - Museum Collections
Asia Society Museum:
  • Porcelains of the Yuan and Early Ming
  • Imperial Ceramics of the 15th Century
  • Ceramics of the Late Ming
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
British Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Arts
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Kimbell Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
National Palace Museum, Taiwan:
  • Selected paintings
Additional Paintings
St. Louis Art Museum
Tokyo National Museum

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1. Ming Dynasty - Ceramics (mostly Jingdezhen ware)
Late 14th c. Late 14th c. Yongle Yongle Yongle Early 15th c. Early 15th c.
Early 15th c. Xuande Xuande Xuande Chenghua Zhengde Jiajing
16th c. Wanli Wanli

2. Ming Dynasty - Sculpture
Budai Daoist Figure General Guanyin Guanyin Guanyin Guanyin
Guardian Lokapala Luohan Luohan Manjushri Qilin

3. Ming Dynasty - Decorative Arts
Incense Holder Lacquer Dish Lacquer Box Lacquer Box Wanli Crown Gold Crown Nine-Dragon Wall

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[last updated: July 11, 2010]

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