History of Art 2003 Hybrid: The Art & Visual Culture of East Asia


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.

Lectures will be online synchronous Zoom sessions. Recitations will be held in person. 

Autumn 2021
Professor Christina Mathison
Class #13855
Lecture: online, synchronous Mon & Wed 10:20-11:15
Recitation: in person Thurs or Fri 11:30-12:25