Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HART 460 - CHINESE BUDDHIST WOODCUTS

Long Title: CHINESE BUDDHIST WOODCUTS 850-1450
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course will study woodblock print illustrations in the context of cultural change. Buddhism and printing have been closely related since the dawn of the age of print. Many scriptures reproduced by woodblock printing were imbedded with illustrations, which themselves offer an effective tool to study cultural transformation. The seminar draws sources from both images and texts. Its cross-cultural perspective highlights nomads and non-Chinese peoples as agents of cultural transformation, with additional visual comparisons from Korean, Japanese, and Islamic traditions. In addition to weekly discussions, the final evaluation includes a research paper and a 30-minute presentation. Students should have an advanced background in Chinese art to take this seminar. Readings will include both Chinese and English sources. Some classes will meet at area museums. Instructor Permission Required.Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 661. Recommended Prerequisite(s): HART 372 or ASIA 372; students should have Chinese reading skills Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 460 if student has credit for HART 564/HART 661.