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Arts of Asia

This course serves as an introduction to the major pre-Modern artistic traditions of India, China, and Japan. It is organized into three units that focus on the art and architecture of India, China, and Japan respectively. Each unit is structured chronologically. Unit 1 examines Indian Art from the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 2600-1900 BCE) through the art of the Mughal Empire (1526-1858), focusing on Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic art and architecture. Unit 2 covers the arts of China from th...

Topics: Architecture, General Art, General History
Cost: Free

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This course serves as an introduction to the major pre-Modern artistic traditions of India, China, and Japan. It is organized into three units that focus on the art and architecture of India, China, and Japan respectively. Each unit is structured chronologically. Unit 1 examines Indian Art from the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 2600-1900 BCE) through the art of the Mughal Empire (1526-1858), focusing on Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic art and architecture. Unit 2 covers the arts of China from the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1050 BCE) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), detailing the interaction between art, politics, and culture throughout Chinese dynastic history. Unit 3 introduces Japanese Art from the Jomon Period (c.10,500-300 BCE) through the Edo Period (1615-1868), exploring the effects that various sub-traditions and sub-cultures (Tang Dynasty China, Buddhism, and the warrior class) had on the art of Japan.After completing this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the arts and architecture of pre-Modern India, China, and Japan and their relationship to the history and culture of their respective times and places.

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: All Levels
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Saylor
  • Topics: Architecture, General Art, General History

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About Saylor: The mission of the Saylor Foundation is to make education freely available to all. Guided by the belief that technology has the potential to circumvent barriers that prevent many individuals from participating in traditional schooling models, the Foundation is committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of education down to zero

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