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    Otterbein University
  Feb 19, 2018
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ARTH 2300 - Asian Art History

Hours: 4
What is “Asian art,” and what role has it played in expressing and informing social, political, and creative aspects of Asian cultures? How has it been used historically to make or express identity and meaning? How has it historically served as an agent that reinforces tradition and/or promotes internationalization? This course explores these questions through a selective study of Asia’s visual arts. The regions explored include India, China, Korea and Japan, with attention paid to countries in Southeast and Central Asia. The art historical periods considered span from the earliest visual evidence in each region to the modern period. Key works of art will be examined as aesthetic objects, and also as material expressions of complex social, cultural, religious, and political contexts. In addition, the course will address the role of trade, commerce, and travel on artistic developments within Asia.
Notes: This course may be used as a substitute for the INST Creativity and Culture (INST 2600’s) requirement.