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Survey of Asian Art

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  • Survey of Asian Art
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This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times.


Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English Composition (C-ID ENGL 100)

This course covers art and architecture of the following periods:

  1. Indus Valley
  2. Early Buddhist and Hindu art in India and Southeast Asia
  3. Later India, including Mughal
  4. Neolithic through early Imperial China
  5. Northern Wei through Tang Dynasties
  6. Later China through contemporary
  7. Korea
  8. Archaeological Japan through Heian
  9. Later Japan through contemporary


At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify, examine, and assess representative works of art and architecture from the art historical periods covered in this course employing appropriate art historical terminology
  2. Analyze, discuss, and differentiate works of art and architecture in terms of historical context and cultural values
  3. Analyze, discuss, and distinguish the roles of art, architecture, and the artist from the art historical periods covered in this course

Methods of evaluation will include:

  1. Written essays, assignments, and/or research projects
  2. Essay exams

    May also include:
  3. Classroom discussions
  4. Objective exams
  5. Projects and presentations
  6. Quizzes

Combination of Oxford History of Art and World Art books such as:


Clunas, Craig. Art in China.

Mitter, Partha. Indian Art.

Stanley-Baker, Joan. Japanese Art.

Brown, Rebecca M. and Deborah S. Hutton. Asian Art.

Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspective.

O-Riley, Michael Campen. Art Beyond the West.

Michell, George. Hindu Art and Architecture.

Neave, Dorinda, and Blanchard, Lara C.W., Asian Art 

Dehejia, Vidya. Indian Art

Lee, Sherman E., A History of Far Eastern Art

Rawson, Philip. The Art of Southeast Asia

Craven, Roy. Indian Art

Mason, Penelope. History of Japanese Art

Sullivan, Michael. The Art of China

Fisher, Robert. Buddhist Art and Architecture

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