Units of Study

ARHT2641 - Art and Archaeology of South East Asia

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adrian Vickers

Description

The focus of this course is the art and archaeology of the medieval civilizations of Southeast Asia, particularly Angkor, that continue to have an effect on the contemporary issues of the region. Through explorations of text and material culture this course will examine major themes in the development and transformation of these 'states'. Themes addressed include; the influence of Indian and China, Hindu-Buddhist religious syncretism in early Southeast Asia, the development of trade links prior to 1500, peripheral communities and minorities, and the historiography of Southeast Asia.

Assessments

1x1500wd site, building or artwork report (33%), 1x4500wd long essay (67%)

Textbooks

Recommended Readings:
Jacques, C. and Freeman, M., 2006, Ancient Angkor, River Books: Bangkok
Kerlogue, Fiona, 2004, Arts of Southeast Asia, Thames & Hudson: London


Classes

3x1-hr seminars/week

Prerequisites

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (ASNS1001/1601 and ASNS1002/1602) or (ASNS1001/1601 and ASNS1101) or (any one of ARPH1001, ARPH1002, ARPH1003)

Prohibitions

ARHT2041

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