ARTH614 - ARTS OF CHINA

The goals of this course are to introduce the major artistic traditions of China, from the Neolithic period to the present and to teach the fundamental methods of the discipline of art history. Our approaches will be chronological, considering how the arts developed in and through history, and thematic, discussing how art and architecture were used for philosophical, religious and material ends. Topics of study will include; Shang bronzes; Han concepts of the afterlife; the impact of Buddhism; patronage and painting; the landscape tradition; the concept of the literatus; architecture and garden design; the "modern" and 20th-century artistic practices; among others.
Section 401 - LEC
MW 1100AM-1200PM
STEINHARDT, NANCY R. S.
CAMPBELL, AURELIA A.
STITELER HALL B26
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  • EALC127401
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