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Religious Visual Cultures in Traditional China (3 cr.)

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. Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings and be required to write a substantial research paper (20-25 pages, excluding footnotes).

Religious Visual Cultures in Traditional China (3 cr.)

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.

Chinese Painting (3 cr.)

This course examines Chinese painting from ancient times to the early twentieth century. Issues of examination include themes, styles, and functions of Chinese painting; the interrelationship between paintings and the intended viewers; regionalism; images and words; foreign elements in Chinese painting. For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester.