Arts of East Asia: China, Korea and Japan

  • What:
    Courses
  • When:
  • Where:
    Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre

YEAR COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of East Asia, focussing on the ancient civilisations of China, Korea and Japan. Mondays, 16 September 2013 - 21 July 2014 (over 3 terms), 11.10-15.30

As the dominant cultural and political force, discover first the impact of China upon its closest regional neighbours as expressed through philosophy, religion and social hierarchies. Links will be traced from the earliest tombs to sophisticated court paraphernalia of the late dynastic periods. Consider the impact of patronage, which the
stimulated the production of arguably the finest ceramics, textiles, bronze and jade ever seen. Paintings, manuscripts and prints will also be examined as well as the role of the artist, collector and connoisseur. Finally, discover those indigenous characteristics and singularity which have come to define the arts of each region in turn, and in later years the various responses to direct contact with the West.

Click on the Programme link for the complete course description.

Course Leader: Helen Glaister

£1,700 per year, £1,300 concessions
£630 per term, £470 concessions
£58 per day, £43 concessions

Book a term by calling 020 7942 2211.
Book day tickets online or by calling 020 7942 2211.

To book a day ticket for Monday 18 November click the Painting of Mongol Dynasty link. This is a special study day as part of the Arts of East Asia Year Course programme.

Choose tickets