ARTH 034. Colloquium: Asian Calligraphy

This colloquium examines the major calligraphic traditions of China, Korea, and Japan from 1200 B.C.E. to the present. We will study the functions and contexts of calligraphic inscriptions among a rich range of material texts, such as animal bones, bronze vessels, stone stelae, mountain cliffs, and various paper-based formats. In addition to analyzing the development and circulation of calligraphic styles within East Asia and celebrated works of individual calligraphers, we will explore how calligraphy conveys meaning and how it has been used as a powerful tool for cultural and political commentary.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA
Spring 2025. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Art and Art History: Art History  
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