Art of China and Japan: Ritual Bronzes to Zen Gardens|
Fall 2016 not offered
This course surveys major modes and styles of artistic representation and expression in East Asia, with a focus on China and Japan. Because of the extraordinary early influence of Chinese civilization on its East Asian neighbors, we will consider not only the impact of religion, thought, and socialeconomic force on the arts of each country, but also patterns of reception and transformation. Major topics include literati painting, calligraphy, pictorial carving and sculpture, court art, Zen Buddhism, ceramics, and woodblock prints.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)
Michael Sullivan. THE ARTS OF CHINA. Fifth Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. ISBN 9780520255685
Clunas, Craig. ART IN CHINA. Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 9780199217342
Joan Stanley-Baker. JAPANESE ART. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2000. ISBN 9780500203262
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two three-page papers (30%), one final 5-7 page paper (20%), one mid-term exam (20%) and final exam (30%).
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