An introductory course in the history of Asian art can provide much pleasure and insight. It opens up a world full of distinctive and meaningful works of art and architecture in India, China, Japan, and other parts of Asia, and leads you to explore the rich material and cultural legacies of the great civilizations in Asia’s past.
Through the exciting exploration of various forms of art and architecture—jade, pottery, bronzes, stone carvings, paintings, cities and palaces, temples and pagodas, gardens and landscapes, etc.—we will be exposed to the richness of Chinese material culture and the intellectual tradition that lies behind it.
Xu Bing: A Book from the Sky
Ai Weiwei: Dropping a Han-dynasty Urn; Zodiac Heads
In Front of Tiananmen
Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque
Geisha and Attendant on a Rainy Night
Ryoanji Dry Landscape Garden
Gate of Heavenly Peace
Hall of Supreme Harmony
Qianlong Emperor Receiving Tribute Horses from the Kazaks
Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace)
Travelers among Mountains and Streams
A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks
Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies (Admonitions scroll)