Mar 28, 2023  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ARTH 257 - Asian Art

Credits: (3)
College Curriculum: COLL 200
Domain (Anchored): ALV
Domain (Reaching Out): CSI
This course explores the history of Asian art, from the prehistory to the contemporary. Asia, since prehistory, has been a constantly shifting mosaic of kingdoms and cultures, engaged in a network of creative exchanges. Its cultural diversity will be examined through art, architecture and archeological discoveries. The lectures will be constructed in three sections to survey the most significant art works, with a focus on India, China and Japan. Students are expected to obtain a critical understanding of the history and theory of arts in Asia and of the importance of visual arts within Asian cultures. It also introduces key issues concerning religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism) and regional studies, and sheds light on cultural exchanges from the time of the Silk Road, through the colonial period, to the 21st-century.