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

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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

SPRING 2020
Class # 19010

Lecture MON & WED 11:30 -12:25

Recitation TH or FRI 11:30 - 12:25