04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T
East Building 122
Section Information for Spring 2018
What makes China the world’s oldest continuous civilization? Highlighting some of China’s most remarkable artistic achievements, this course explores the dynamic ways in which China interacted with other cultures and absorbed their influences. The course also examines how social, religious and political shifts have given rise to new forms of material culture and impacted artistic expression. Despite such changes, however, certain themes and artistic impulses that emerged early on have persisted throughout China’s long history into the present. This course identifies and traces these enduring characteristics that define what we recognize as Chinese.
Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.