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AH3530 - Arts of the Far East

Credits: 3

Ranging from Neolithic cultures to the contemporary urban present, studies important themes, styles, periods and methodology of Chinese and Japanese art. Although consideration is given to principal works of sculpture, bronze, painting, ceramics, jade and architecture, emphasis also is given to the historical foundation and religious beliefs informing the visual culture of China and Japan. In particular, Buddhism is examined as a unifying philosophical and artistic theme. In providing such connections, develops deeper insight into the heritage which accounts in part for the cultural fabric of, and societal issues confronting, present day China and Japan. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (GACO)(INCO)