East Asian Visual Culture: Politics, Patrons and Pioneers in the Making

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
East Asian Visual Culture
Fall 2022
Taught By: Petya Andreeva
Section: A

CRN: 14659

Credits: 3

This course offers a comprehensive survey of the visual culture and aesthetics situated at the heart of discourse in China, Japan and Korea from B.C.E to the present. We examine both traditional and modern art forms and modes of making, from ancient ornament, calligraphy and ink painting to present-day video art and online beauty apps, with particular attention to matters of patronage and political thought. China, Japan and Korea will be studied in the broader context of their mutual exchanges and interactions with the rest of Eurasia through the Silk Road. The course focuses on trade, diplomacy and war as major factors shaping East Asian art from the ancient period to the 21st century. We will often question and revisit conventional narratives by looking away from the major commercial centers of Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul and exploring regional and inter-regional artistic developments as historical antecedents of the emerging global art scene in East Asia.

Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:18pm EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 202
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022