Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2020

     

HART 623 901 (CRN: 14620)

BUDDHIST AND DAOIST ART

Long Title: BUDDHIST AND DAOIST VISUAL CULTURES IN TRADITIONAL CHINA
Department: Art History
Instructors:
Huang, Shih-Shan S.
Huntington, Eric R.
Meeting: 3:10PM - 5:40PM T FULLY ONLINE (24-AUG-2020 - 4-DEC-2020) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Online
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 1
Section Enrolled: 1
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 22
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 12
Enrollment data as of: 18-JUN-2021 1:38PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Final Exam Time:
14-DEC-2020  
2:00PM - 5:00PM M TBA TBA
 
Description: This seminar explores the visual materials and their context that shed light on pre-modern China's Buddhist, Daoist, funeral, and other diverse religious and ritual practices. Topics of discussion include methodologies, Dunhuang Buddhist grottoes and "library caves," Daoist body and cosmos, images of heaven, hell and rebirth, art and ritual, multi-cultural aspects, patronage, tombs, printing, women, and so on. Through careful examinations of the proposed topics and assigned readings, students will develop analytical skills, critical thinking, and holistic views regarding the meaning, function, and style of the arts of diverse religious traditions, as well as people from different social and ethnic backgrounds who participated in the making, spreading, and use of religious visual culture in traditional China. Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings and be required to write a substantial research paper (20-25 pages, excluding footnotes). Students should have some background in Chinese art, history, or religions. Cross-list: HART 323, ASIA 323, MDEM 323. Recommended Prerequisite(s): HART372/ASIA372, ASIA211, HART371/ASIA371 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 623 if student has credit for HART 323.