History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 384: Arts of China

ARTH 384-001: Arts of China
(Spring 2018)

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.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores the complex and dynamic history of China by examining ways in which social, religious, and political shifts have given rise to new and variant forms of material culture. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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