Aesthetics and Politics of Chinese Painting (LA)

Subject associations
ART 216 / EAS 213
Term
Spring 2023
Instructors
Cheng-hua Wang
Registrar description

In this thematic introduction to the role of painting in Chinese cultural history, we will attend to the critical questions discussed within the field of Chinese painting in particular and art history in general. These questions, revolving around the dynamic between aesthetics and politics, include the influence of class, gender, political changes, and social behavior on painting; the formation of painting canons and lineages; and how local and global elements interacted in early modern, modern and contemporary Chinese painting. Students will have the opportunity to study Chinese painting first hand.