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Fall 2017-2018
* ART 428 / EAS 428 (LA)   na, npdf

Song Dynasty Painting

Cheng-hua Wang

The Song Dynasty has long been considered the high point of Chinese painting, representing a classical period to which later artists consistently looked back.This seminar will explore the artistic qualities and development of landscape, figure, and flower-and-bird painting and will consider main issues concerning these genres. Such issues include the relative importance of different genres, the relationship between the natural and the human world, the roles of the court and literati in producing art, and the materiality and visuality of Song painting.

Sample reading list:
Ping Foong, The Efficacious Landscape
Hui-shu Lee, Exquisite Moments: West Lake and Southern Song Art
Wen C. Fong and James C. Y. Watt, et al., Possessing the Past
Alfreda Murck, Poetry and Painting in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent
Patricia Ebrey, Accumulating Culture: The Collection of Emperor Huizong
Valérie Malenfer Ortiz, Dreaming the Southern Song Landscape

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will consist of book chapters and articles between 50-100 pages per week. Writing assignments include two catalogue entries of 500 words each on two Song paintings in the collection of PUAM and a term paper of 12 to 15 pages.

Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
For department majors, this course satisfies the group 1 distribution requirement.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21871 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   McCormick Hall   261   Enrolled:9 Limit:15