Through a partnership with Artstor, Connecticut College will be contributing 381 images of Chinese and Japanese art to the Digital Library. The works that make up this collection were donated from several sources. The core is the Chu-Griffis Collection of Chinese paintings from the 15th to the 20th centuries, with a focus on landscapes and representations of flowers, birds, and other animals, as well as Japanese prints. The collection also includes two sets of Japanese woodcuts, from the Department of Special Collections at Connecticut College’s Charles E. Shain Library and from Caroline Black, former Professor and founder of the college’s Botany Department. Finally, there is a small set of Chinese ivory sculptures depicting Lohan figures (also luohan or arhat/arahant in Sanskrit), which was donated by alumna Kathryne C. Simons.

For more information on this collection, see the Asian Art Collection (Connecticut College) page.