AU: 3.0
Programme: ADM

This is the first of two introductory modules on Asian art offered in the undergraduate programme. This course presents in critical, social and historical context the range of artefacts and works of art from China, India and Japan, including pottery, ritual vessels and figurines. Also covered are some aspects of architecture, sculpture, painting and woodblock prints. The materials covered span an extensive timeline, from c2000BC until c1500AD. The course sets out to study selected topics by examining pertinent materials in some detail. In doing so the art is placed into context with religious, philosophical and cultural issues.