Units of Study

ARHT2640 - Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thomas Jakob Berghuis


In Asia there has developed both the nationalist art of a series of modernising states and a counter-establishment art which has frequently been formally modern. Students will learn how to analyse art works and institutions in terms of critical notions of modernity which arise in these Asian contexts but which do not require projection from outside. Focus will chiefly be on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India since the 1850s. Other examples will be drawn from Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.


1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%) and participation (10%)


ARHT2640 Course Reader


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (ASNS1001 and ASNS1002) or (ASNS1001 and ASNS1101)



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