HAD-351 Asian Art and Culture in Global Perspective
This course surveys Asian art and culture from the Neolithic period to the late pre-modern era with a global perspective. Architectural monuments, sculpture, calligraphy and painting, ceramic and other decorative works of South and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea, and Japan are introduced and analyzed in relation to their historical, philosophical, religious, and socio-political contexts. Lectures are based on selected themes within the chronological and geographical framework. Identification, analysis, and interpretation of the monuments and artifacts are focused on the diversity and interconnection of each different period and region. In addition to the lectures, each thematic topic is juxtaposed or contrasted to its counterpart in the global history of art and culture through class discussion, oral presentation, and the written assignments.