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2021-2022 Catalog 
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ART 224 - Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art


This course focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese art, including painting, photography, sculpture, film, mixed-media works, and performance art from the mid-19th century to the contemporary period. Some key questions we will pursue include: How did commercial and political exchanges with Europe, the United States, and Japan shape the trajectory of Chinese arts? What roles did new mediums-such as photography and film-play in shaping Chinese art and national identity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? In what ways did politics impact the development of visual representation in the socialist era? And, how are we to understand the varied styles and movements that brought contemporary Chinese art immense international critical acclaim and market success in the last decades of the 20th century? This course provides students with a firm understanding of the development of modern and contemporary Chinese art within social, political, and historical contexts. 

Satisfies a major requirement in Art.
Satisfies a major requirement in Chinese Studies.
Satisfies a minor requirement in Art.
Satisfies a requirement in East Asian Studies interdisciplinary minor.
Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.