Description: This course examines key themes of art and religion in Daoism and Buddhism. From Southern Asia to China, commonalities and contrasts appear in cosmology, art, ritual, and soteriology. This course combines expertise in Daoist art, Chinese art history, and Buddhist traditions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Some background knowledge in Buddhism, or Buddhist art, or Asian civilization, or Chinese art, or Daoism is welcome but not required. Cross-list: ASIA 323, HART 623, MDEM 323. Recommended Prerequisite(s): HART372/ASIA372, HART371/ASIA371 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 323 if student has credit for HART 623.