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Term Subject Catalog # Title Credits / Units
Summer 2020 ARH 026 Arts of China 4 cr.
Class Session Time Syllabus
1 5-week summer Mon - Fri ARH-026-5


China has its long art history traditions and each history period has its distinctive art characteristics. This course focuses on a selection of major developments in Chinese visual and material culture from Neolithic period to the 21st Century. Students will not only appreciate the aesthetic value of Chinese art including bronze, pottery, sculpture, calligraphy, paintings, ceramics and installations, but also recognize and analyze the historical, political and cultural context behind.
Topics covered include: landscape painting, pictorial and sculptural programs of Buddhist grottoes; art collected by the imperial court; Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian religious practices; Effects of foreign styles and ideas; and the role of Chinese artists in the contemporary world.