HSAR 353, EAST 353
Korean Art and Culture
The history of Korea from ancient times to the present, with a focus on art and culture. Intersections of art, religion, and politics, as well as interaction with Chinese and Japanese cultures. The transmission of Buddhism and the formation of early Korean kingdoms; controversies regarding national identity; the premodern porcelain industry; Buddhism and Confucianism in politics and aesthetics; religion and art of the Japanese colonial period; contemporary popular culture. Includes a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
HSAR 480, EAST 470
The Arts of Nomads in China, 900-1400
Visual culture of the nomadic Kitans and Mongols, ranging from gold death masks and murals excavated from tombs to religious artworks that reflect hybrid and diverse religious practices. Arts produced during the empires founded by the Liao (907-1125) and Yuan (1279-1368) located in a broad transregional context, including their role in the cultural and political landscapes of East, Central, and South Asia from the tenth to fifteenth century.