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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 170 - Introduction to the Art of China

Cross-Listed as ASIA 170  
This course examines the art and visual culture of China from the Neolithic era to the twenty-first century. Lectures and readings will teach methods of formal visual analysis as well as provide the opportunity for students to think critically about how scholars write the artistic history of the region. Through this class, students will engage with a broad array of media, from jade carvings, Buddhist cave painting, architecture, calligraphy and monumental landscape paintings to ceramics, imperial palaces, and contemporary installations. While examining the intended meanings and functions of these objects and spaces, we will discuss the varied contexts and value systems that have informed visual production in China. Fall semester. (4 Credits)