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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2005

ANS 372 • Chinese Art

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29188 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
DFA 2.204
Sena, Y.

Course Description

This course provides a concise and comprehensive picture of the history of visual and material culture produced in the regions recognized as Chinese at different times from the ancient to the modern period. The course will examine important works and artifacts of various types, including painting, calligraphy, sculpture and architecture. The course will trace the development of iconography across media and contextualize it by emphasizing its historical background and cultural significance. In addition, this course will broaden the perspective of such visual and cultural production by situating them in cross-cultural and transregional contexts, such as the transmission of Buddhism and the Silk Road trade routes across central Asia. The goal of this course is to give students the tools and essential knowledge to initiate their critical appreciation for what is now called Chinese art.

Texts

Robert Thorp, Chinese Art and Culture. (New York, 2001)

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