Courses

Spring 2014

  HA 34 | CCN: 04895 | 4 Units

Arts of China

Patricia Berger,

TuTh 2-330P, 102 MOFFITT

An introduction to the arts of China, designed for newcomers to the history of art and/or to the study of Chinese culture. Lectures will survey six millennia of Chinese art thematically and chronologically, including the burial arts of the Neolithic period through the Tang dynasty (4th M. BCE -10th c. CE), Buddhist and Daoist ritual arts, later painting, calligraphy, and arts of the imperial courts, Republican China and the PRC. Lectures, readings and discussions will introduce students to various systems of Chinese thought, modes of visual analysis, and art historical method.