CAH2865 - History of Chinese Art

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Covering the prehistoric to modern periods, this course aims to explore Chinese art in great depth and provide students with the methodological foundation for further historical research. With references to artistic productions and materials, it explains the major issues in Chinese history related to art, including the origin of Chinese civilization, historical/artistic remains (e.g. jade, pottery, bronze, sculpture, painting, calligraphy) and rituals, the various functions and/or meanings of these artifacts, socio-political thoughts and the practices in Chinese historical times etc. Students will become familiar with the deep culture of China represented by artistic materials.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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