History of Art 2003 - The Art and Visual Culture of East Asia


Professor Christina Mathison

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 Historical Study
GE Visual and Performing Arts
GE Diversity: Global Studies

Class # 19349

MON & WEDS 11:10 – 12:30 |  Pomerene Hall 240