General Introduction to Art in China

Vakbeschrijving General Introduction to Art in China
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 5682IAC
Docent(en):
  • Fan Lin
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 5
Niveau: 300
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

Prerequisite: preferably BA1: Literatuur & Kunst van China.

Description

This course introduces students to the social, religious, and artistic functions of art forms in China from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century. It pays special attention to the uses of works of art to define and represent an increasingly hierarchical society, and especially in their physical and social contexts (e.g. tomb, temple, court, literati’s garden and studio, city). Topics covered include: funerary art produced as part of the ritual dealing with the afterlife, art and imperial cosmology, the development and adaptation of religious arts, the rise of literati aesthetics, and the relationship between literati painting and calligraphy.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Become familiar with major artifacts/sites and the social contexts in which they were produced;
  • Identify basic themes, media, and art practices in Chinese visual and material culture;
  • Develop a sense of artistic and cultural exchanges and appropriation across regions and traditions;
  • Apply effective methodological approaches to analyze topics of interest and formulate clear and coherent arguments.

Timetable

See Timetable Chinastudies

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

5 EC * 28 hours = 140 hours

  • Weekly seminars: 24 hours total
  • Class work (participation, assignments, and quizzes): 12 × 5 hours (60 hours total)
  • Research paper: 56 hours

Assessment method

  • Class work (Class participation and response, quizzes) 30%
  • Museum Report 20 %
  • Research essay 50%

Blackboard

Blackboard is usded in the course.
Students must self-enrol on Blackboard, which is used for posting syllabus, class communications, and essay submission.

Reading list

See blackboard.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

Contact

Dr. Fan Lin

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