Fall 2010

Arts of China

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-47  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-43


Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 47 and ASLC 43.) An introduction to the history of Chinese art from its beginnings in neolithic times until the end of the twentieth century. Topics will include the ritual bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the Chinese transformation of the Buddha image, imperial patronage of painting during the Song dynasty and the development of the literati tradition of painting and calligraphy. Particular weight will be given to understanding the cultural context of Chinese art.

Fall semester. Professor Morse.


2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013