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    Macalester College
  Jan 17, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 170 - Art of the East I: China

Cross-Listed as ASIA 170 
This course introduces the art and visual culture of China from the Neolithic era to the twenty-first century. Through this survey, students will engage with a broad array of media, from jade carvings, Buddhist cave painting, calligraphy and monumental landscape paintings to ceramics, modern graphic media, and contemporary installations. Lectures and readings will teach methods of formal visual analysis as well as the historical context of each work. While examining the specific cultural, social, economic, and political functions of Chinese art and objects, we will think critically about  different ways in which scholars write the artistic history of China. Fall semester. (4 Credits)