Units of Study

ARHT2641 - Art and Archaeology of South East Asia

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Adrian Vickers

Description

The focus of this unit of study is the art and archaeology of the medieval civilisations of Southeast Asia, particularly Angkor, that continue to have an effect on the present day issues of the region. Through explorations of text and material culture this unit will examine major themes in the development and transformation of these 'states'. Themes addressed include; the influence of India 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

12 credit points from Junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Prohibitions

ARHT2041

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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