Art and Visual Culture of East Asia (ARHT2646)


This unit explores the art and visual culture of modern and contemporary East Asia. It will explore links between art and nationhood, art and the build environment, and art and consumer societies across the entire region. Specific attention will be given to developments in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The course will be structured along a contextual chronological approach, linking major developments in art and visual culture to social, economic and political conditions of practice and reception.

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


1x1hr visual test (20%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x3000-3500wd final essay (60%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies)

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