ARTH 330. Asian Art
The course surveys the visual arts and architecture of Asia, focusing on India, China, and Japan, from prehistory to the present. Special attention will be given to placing the arts within their historical and cultural context, with particular emphasis on the relation between art and religion, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Shintoism. Painting, sculpture, architecture, ritual objects, ceramics and other visual forms will be examined in relation to specific historical stages and political contexts.