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ART 257 Art of Late Imperial & Republican China

Faculty: Odell
Content: Examination of art produced during China's last imperial dynasty and Republican era (1644-1949), with a focus on art created in four cities: Beijing, Suzhou, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. Among other topics, we consider the artistic conventions and religious beliefs of the Manchu court, the influence of European and American trade on Chinese visual culture, and the effects of new reproductive technologies, such as photography, on Chinese art.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall, spring, and summer.
Semester credits: 4.