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Haicheng Wang
ART H 511
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Chinese Art

Critical appraisal of the principal research methods, theories, and types of literature dealing with the art of China.

Class description

This seminar will deal with the rise and fall of the Western Zhou empire (11th-9th centuries BC), focusing on the origins and development of some key institutions, including the doctrine of the Mandate of Heaven, rituals and ritual music, bureaucracy, and literacy education. The primary sources are archaeological reports, bronzes and their inscriptions, and a few transmitted texts.

Student learning goals

Understand what comparative studies mean to art historians.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading and writing assignment, and a 10- to 15-page book review of a book in art history.

Writing assignment 60%; Class participation 30%; term paper 10%.


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 Haicheng Wang
Date: 01/27/2014