This course offers an introduction to the visual arts in East Asia, from the Neolithic through today. The course examines in particular the relationship between cultural production and changing notions of authority in East Asia in a comparative historical perspective. Case studies will be drawn from China, Korea, Japan, and neighboring regions. Issues examined include: religion and early state formation; courtly culture and monumentality; the development of urban popular culture; the age of empire; art and modernization.
GE VPA and historical study and diversity global studies course
Professor Christina Mathison
Lectures will be online synchronous Zoom sessions
Recitations will be held in person
Class # 13639 (+ RECITATION)
LECTURE: ONLINE SYNCHRONOUS ZOOM (MON & WED 11:30 - 12:25)
RECITATION: IN PERSON (THUR or FRI 11:30-12:25)