Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    Jun 18, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ARTH 2805 - [Introduction to Asian Art: Material Worlds]

(crosslisted) ASIAN 2285 VISST 2805  
(GHB) (CA-AS, ALC-AS) (EC-SAP, EC-SEAP)     
Fall. Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2021-2022. 4 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

K. McGowan, A. Pan.

Trade in and to Asia proved to be a key force in creating our modern “globalized” world.  The Indian Ocean and the China Seas converged on Southeast Asia, where a cosmopolitan array of ships from every shore plied their trade, set sail, and returned with the monsoon winds.  People, goods, and ideas also traveled on camelback across the undulating contours of the Gobi Desert, connecting India, the Near East and Central Asia with China, Korea, and Japan. This course introduces students to the raw ingredients of things in motion, poised interactively in time and space, as material worlds collide. Wood, bamboo, bronze, clay, earthenware, ink, spices, textiles and tea - students will navigate sites of encounter at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum from pre modern to the present.



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