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ARTH 082
Introduction to Asian Art: China
Spring

Recent archaeological excavations in China are providing new evidence for reinterpreting the past. In this course we study ancient bronze vessels and jades unearthed from Shang and Zhou tombs, and ceramic armies from the Qin and Han periods. Buddhist art and the role of priests and merchants who travelled the Silk Road, and Calligraphy and scroll paintings from the Six Dynasties to the Sung and Yuan periods are studied. The teachings of Confucian and Taoist philosophy are studied in order to understand how these belief systems inform the cultural and aesthetic values of China.

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3

Instructor(s):
Mary-Ann Milford

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis, International Perspectives

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P: 510.430.2117
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Last Updated: 6/23/17