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Di Luo's Teaching Portfolio

Introduction to Asian Art

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.


Art of China

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.


Art of China 14b. Chinese Avant-Garde

Xu Bing: A Book from the Sky
Ai Weiwei: Dropping a Han-dynasty Urn; Zodiac Heads

April 13, 2017

Art of China 14a. Art in the Republic Era

In Front of Tiananmen
Fang Lijun
Yu Youhan

April 13, 2017

Asian Art 14b. Islamic Architecture

Taj Mahal
Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque

April 13, 2017

Asian Art 14a. Ukiyo-e

Courtesan Motoura
Geisha and Attendant on a Rainy Night
Great Wave

April 10, 2017

Art of China 13b. Export Porcelain & Chinoiserie

Kraak ware
English Delftware

April 6, 2017

Asian Art 13b. Japanese Architecture

Ise Shrine
Ryoanji Dry Landscape Garden

April 5, 2017

Art of China 13a. Qing Imperial Architecture

Forbidden City
Gate of Heavenly Peace
Hall of Supreme Harmony

April 4, 2017

Art of China 12a. Qing Court Art

Qianlong Emperor Receiving Tribute Horses from the Kazaks
Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace)

April 3, 2017

Asian Art 13a. Chinese Painting II

Travelers among Mountains and Streams
A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks
Early Spring

April 3, 2017

Asian Art 12a. Chinese Painting I

Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies (Admonitions scroll)

April 3, 2017