Fall 2013

Arts of China

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-147  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-143

Formerly listed as: ASLC-43  |  FIAR-47  |  FIAR-60


Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 147 and ASLC 143.) 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.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2013, Spring 2018, Spring 2022, Fall 2023