CHIN-354 Reading Chinese Landscapes
Spring for 2017-2018
Starting from the basic observation that without humans there is no landscape but only land, this course examines how landscapes have been constructed, represented, interpreted, and altered in China, from early to modern times. Course materials will include literature (landscape writing in poetry and prose), visual arts (painting, gardens, and cityscapes), and recent writings that reexamining Chinese culture's complex relationship with landscape. Course taught in English. Prerequisite: None.
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