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East Asian art
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1. Introduction

Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, Korean ceramics - the influences of East Asian motifs, forms of artistic expression, uses of material, and ornamentation on the development of European art in the early modern period were many and varied, and often powerfully inspiring (Chinoiserie). However, the impact of European works on the arts in China, Japan, and Korea is less well-known.

The most visible manifestation of European art in East Asia was in architecture. Striking examples of Jesuit sacre…

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Chang, Sheng-Ching, Mittag, Achim, Trede, Melanie, Jungmann, Burglind and Wahlen, Kyu-Hee, “East Asian art”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025125>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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