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ARTHIST 479: The Days: On the Writing of Specific Dates in History

What is the value of writing a whole essay or dissertation or book on a specific date in history? What does such an approach reveal and obscure? What challenges does it place on the *writer* of history? Exploring a series of case histories in weekly meetings, the seminar will also ask that each student write a paper on a specific date, evoking that one day on the calendar as a moment of unforgettable importance.
Last offered: Spring 2018

ARTHIST 480B: The World of Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) (ARTHIST 280B)

Planned to coincide with a special international exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum of works by the seventeenth century figure painter and print designer Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), this seminar will explore his art and cultural environment. Along with close study of his original paintings, we will study his connections with printmaking and publishing, fiction and drama culture, and his literary, social and patronage networks.
Last offered: Autumn 2017

ARTHIST 481: Seminar: Recent Studies in Chinese Portraiture (ARTHIST 281)

New film cultures and movements in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China in the 80s. Key directors including Jia Zhangke, Wu Wenguang, Tsai Ming-liang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wong Kar-wai, Ann Hui. Topics include national cinema in the age of globalization, the evolving parameters of art cinema, and authorship.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Vinograd, R. (PI)

ARTHIST 482A: Approaching Dunhuang: Methods and Debates

This seminar will explore recent scholarly approaches to the visual arts of the Buddhist cave shrine complex at Dunhuang in northwest China between the 5th and 9th c. CE. Topics will include real and virtual spatiality of the cave shrines; questions of function (ritual, memorial, meditative, visualization); textual and doctrinal relationships of images and spaces; patronage and political contexts; production techniques; narrative and paradise iconographies; icons and illustrations. The seminar group will visit the concurrent major Dunhuang exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and focus especially on banner paintings, sculptures, and replica cave shrines (275, 285, 320) represented in the exhibition.
Last offered: Spring 2016

ARTHIST 483: Chinese Buddhist Painting: Visions and Practices (ARTHIST 283)

This course explores how Chinese Buddhist art adapts to changes in the religious visions, imagination, and practices of Buddhism in China. It focuses primarily on Buddhist paintings but will occasionally include other types of artistic devices, such as space for display, architectural design, and sculpture, to reach a better understanding of the viewing and the religious experiences. Striving beyond the discussion of style and iconography, we will broaden our pursuits by incorporating various issues such as the domestication of a foreign religion, the relationship between Buddhist literature and images, fusion with popular literature, social connections among eminent monks, scholars and artists, and political use of Buddhist images.
Last offered: Spring 2019

ARTHIST 485: The Situation of the Artist in Traditional Japan (JAPANGEN 220)

Topics may include: workshop production such as that of the Kano and Tosa families; the meaning of the signature on objects including ceramics and tea wares; the folk arts movement; craft guilds; ghost painters in China; individualism versus product standardization; and the role of lineage. How works of art were commissioned; institutions supporting artists; how makers purveyed their goods; how artists were recognized by society; the relationship between patrons¿ desires and artists¿ modes of production.
Last offered: Spring 2008

ARTHIST 485A: Exhibiting East Asian Art

This seminar will explore the history, conceptual approaches, design, and practicalities of museum-based exhibitions of East Asian art. Through readings, field trips, and site-based exercises the seminar will look to inform the planned reinstallation of the Cantor Center's East Asian galleries. Open to graduate and undergraduate students with interests in art history, museology, design, and cultural representation. Permission of the instructor required.
Last offered: Spring 2014

ARTHIST 486A: Exhibition Seminar: Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy and Painting

This two-quarter seminar will be a planning workshop for an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink painting at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. Drawn from a major private collection, objects in the exhibition will represent leading artists and trends in contemporary Chinese ink painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. Seminar participants will be involved in all aspects of the project, from conceptualizing exhibition themes, researching artists and works, object selection and exhibition design to writing labels, wall texts, and essays for a planned accompanying publication. Limited enrollment; prior consent of instructor required. May be repeat for credit
Last offered: Winter 2017 | Repeatable for credit

ARTHIST 487X: Pictures of the Floating World: Images from Japanese Popular Culture (ARTHIST 287, JAPAN 287)

Printed objects produced during the Edo period (1600-1868), including the Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) and lesser-studied genres such as printed books (ehon) and popular broadsheets (kawaraban). How a society constructs itself through images. The borders of the acceptable and censorship; theatricality, spectacle, and slippage; the construction of play, set in conflict against the dominant neo-Confucian ideology of fixed social roles.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
Instructors: Takeuchi, M. (PI)

ARTHIST 489: Connoisseurship Studies of Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, and Seals

This course focuses on taking connoisseurship out of the classroom and into the collecting world. With many classes being held at the Asian Art Museum and private collections in the Bay Area, students will learn not only what the role connoisseurship plays in the current art landscape, but how a museum works. Combines case studies in the field, reading material, eyes-on experience, and discussion, this class will address the topics of utilizing resources, conducting research, cultivating collectors, building collections, and curating exhibitions through the lens of connoisseurship.
Last offered: Spring 2013
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