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ARHT2640 - Modern and Contemporary Asian Art
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,790
International Fee: $3,300
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Art History and Theory
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (ASNS1001 and ASNS1002) or (ASNS1001 and ASNS1101)
Prohibitions: ARHT2040
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Thomas Berghuis

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

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

Textbooks: ARHT2640 Course Reader
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.
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