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ARTH 2273 The Arts of China (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The arts of China are explored from their earliest archaeological evidence through contemporary idioms with an understanding of how they were shaped by cultural aesthetics; a variety of religions and philosophical systems; scientific advances, and a rich legacy of written sources including poetry, philosophical treatises, epic narratives, and historical chronicles. Through a study of a broad range of media, it will be suggested that China’s artistic traditions served as a means of self-identity and continuity during eras of disunity and foreign domination— unceasingly imbued with expressions of the interrelationship between man, nature and the universe; mysticism, and even political dissent.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cecelia Levin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17