Encounters and Entanglements: Chinese Art in Global Perspective (MLM2011)

15 credits

This module is an introduction to Chinese art history from an interdisciplinary and global perspective, navigating through diverse Chinese artefacts encompassing gardens, paintings, architecture, and other art forms. You will learn about the significance of these artefacts in both personal and social contexts as well as the fascinating stories of how they encountered and engaged with the outside world from the sixteenth century to the present. Looking at these Chinese artefacts in a global context, you will not only become familiar with the art, socio-political and economic history of China, but you will also develop knowledge of the history of interactions, flows and encounters between China and the world. No pre-requisite modules needed.