Religious Visual Cultures in Traditional China (3 cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Undergraduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 323
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Day(s): 
Wed
Time: 
11am-1:50pm
Instructor: 
Course 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 iconic and aniconic traditions; breathing, meditation, and visualization; paradise and hell; body; ritual performance; patronage; Buddhist grottoes; tombs; multi-ethnic; printing.
Cross-list: ASIA 323, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 623. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 323 and HART 623.