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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


This course explores a selection of major developments in Chinese visual and material culture from ancient times to the present day. Works in multiple media including bronze, pottery, sculpture, calligraphy, paintings, ceramics and installations will be discussed. We will also examine the relationship of art to politics and the religion and literature involved. 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.