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as of 11/12/2019

JAPANESE VISUAL CULTURE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectArt History
Asian Studies
Number & Suffix: 103 A
Full UC Title: JAPANESE VISUAL CULTURE 
Transcript Title: JAPAN VISUAL CULTUR 
UC QTR Units - Division: 3.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The class introduces art history of Japan. The course looks at, thinks about and discusses works of art, or more broadly, visual culture, which have been historically and are currently associated with Japan. The main focus is what (if anything) is specifically Japanese about the making, appreciation and practice of visual culture from the past and present within and outside of Japan. In its application to Japanese culture, is such a national framework timeless or fluid, universally valid or variable, creatively fruitful or rather superficial? The class explores this set of large questions regarding various media of visual art, such as painting, graphic art, design, sculpture, calligraphy, ceramics, architecture, gardens, photography and manga through the following two venues: an introductory historical survey of the rise of new artistic tendencies of such a visual culture from the prehistoric period to the present within the current geopolitical territory of Japan, with some major considerations on how Japan's visual culture has interacted with the rest of the world over time; and a thematic approach, highlighting selected visual conventions in Japanese society across time that privilege certain materials, aesthetics, beliefs, and collecting and displaying customs, such as tea ceremony and Zen meditation. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: INTENSIVE STUDIES 20 (INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS 2) 3-1 
Partner University Department: Humanities and Social Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: LANE301F