ARTH 2800

ARTH 2800

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course offers a survey of the art and culture of China from the Neolithic period to the twenty-first century to students who have no previous background in Chinese studies. The course begins with an inquiry into the meaning of national boundaries and the controversial definition of the Han Chinese people, which will help us understand and define the scope of Chinese culture. Pre-dynastic (or prehistoric) Chinese culture will be presented based both on legends about the origins of the Chinese and on scientifically excavated artifacts. Art of the dynastic periods will be presented in light of contemporaneous social, political, geographical, philosophical and religious contexts. This course emphasizes hands-on experience using the Chinese art collection at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art for teaching and assignments. In addition to regular sections conducted in the museum, students are strongly encouraged to visit the museum often to appreciate and study artworks directly.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HST-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2800ASIAN 2288SHUM 2800

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17710 ARTH 2800   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19586 ARTH 2800   DIS 201

    • W Sibley Hall 208
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Pan, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person