Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 27, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 3800 - Introduction to the Arts of China

(crosslisted) ARKEO 3800 , ASIAN 3383  
(GHB) (LA-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

A. Pan.

This course offers a survey of the art and culture of China, from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. We begin with an inquiry into the meaning of national boundaries and the controversy of the Han Chinese people, which helps us identify the scope of Chinese culture. Pre-dynastic (or prehistoric) Chinese culture is presented through both legends about the origins of the Chinese, and scientifically excavated artifacts. Art of the dynastic and modern periods is presented in light of contemporaneous social, political, geographical, philosophical and religious contexts. Students work directly with objects in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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