FINE2055. Crossing cultures: China and the outside world

6 credits

This course will begin with the 16th century and the arrival of the Jesuits and continue to the present. It will examine artists’ responses to the outside world and investigate how cultural exchanges were formed, merged, and clashed. Topics covered will include Western science and local culture in the Ming dynasty, Manchu identity and Qing expansionism, export trade art, Western impact on prints, intra-Asian paintings, and visions of the “East” in the global art world.

Assessment: 100% coursework.