Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

     

HART 661 001 (CRN: 23408)

CHINESE BUDDHIST WOODCUTS

Long Title: CHINESE BUDDHIST WOODCUTS 850-1450
Department: Art History
Instructor: Huang, Shih-Shan S.
Meeting: 1:00PM - 3:30PM T HRG 126 (13-JAN-2020 - 24-APR-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: HART 571 OR HART 623
Section Max Enrollment: 0 (permission required) Instructor Permission Required
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 0
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 2
Enrollment data as of: 9-AUG-2020 7:14AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
3-MAY-2020  
2:00PM - 5:00PM U TBA TBA
 
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 25-page research paper and a 30-minute presentation. Students should have an advanced background in Chinese art to take this seminar. Course will be taught in English and Chinese. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 661 if student has credit for HART 460.