Fall 2014

  HA 131B | CCN: 04925 | 4 Units

The Classical Painting Tradition in China

Ping Foong

TuTh 330-5P, 106 MOFFITT

Beginning with the post-Han period (after the third century) and ending with China’s final imperial dynasty, the Manchu Qing (1644-1912), this course will take a chronological and topical approach to the classical tradition of Chinese painting as it was expressed in a variety of elite and popular genres. Topics will include, among others, scholar painting and theories of representation, the issue of amateur vs. professional artists, women painters, the relationship of painting to poetry and calligraphy, the political valances of painting, and Chinese practices of connoisseurship and collecting.