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Shih-Shan S Huang
ART H 415
Seattle Campus

Chinese Painting: The Sung Period

Golden age of Chinese painting, emphasizing the monumental, romantic, and Zen Buddhist landscape painting traditions of the tenth through thirteenth centuries. Recommended: some background in Chinese art, history, language, or literature.

Class Description

This class will investigate Chinese painting from the 10th to the 13th centuries. It includes various topics such as: 1) 10th-century painting; 2) Monumental Landscape Painting in Northern Song; 3) Literati art; 4) Cityscape and genre painting; 5)Southern Song court art; 6) Buddhist and Taoist subjects; 7) "Chan art" and Sino-Japanese Transformation; 8) Northern People: Arts of Liao, Jin and Xi Xia.

stylistic analysis; textual analysis; cross-cultural studies.

the instructor will invite a guest speaker to the class at the end of the quarter

Recommended preparation

1. Students interested in this course should email the instructor before registration. Prerequisite: Students should have taken "309B Chinese art " or "309D East Asian Art" or "400C Chinese Painting Experiences, 900-1800," or any other courses equivalent to these topics. 2. Students should attend the class regularly. Your participation in class discussion will also be included in the final evaluation. 3. Students should read the required readings assigned for each week PRIOR to the weekly class.

*Required readings: a course pack with required reading materials is available for purchase in RAMS. Other assigned readings and recommended books are on reserve in art library.

Class Assignments and Grading

--- use website resources to enhance reviews and previews of study images outsite the classroom. --- weekly reading assignment

Class discussion and reading comprehension 20% Mid-term exam 30% Final Exam 30% Final Paper (10-15 pages) or Creative Project (with 5-pages explanatory text) 20%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Shih-Shan S Huang
Date: 03/30/2004