Survey of Asian Art

  • Final
  • Art History
  • Survey of Asian Art
  • 3.0
  • This course provides a select overview of art and architecture from India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan from pre-history to modern times.

  • 130
  • None

  • 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

  • None

  • 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

  • March 16, 2012
  • April 06, 2017