Modern Chinese Art
At the same time that China has faced its largest challenge in history in terms of sovereignty, dignity and culture, its art has been influenced by the importation of Western styles and aesthetics. The two artistic traditions clashed, coexisted and were integrated. To understand the artistic impact of the West and China's reaction to it, we will investigate the journey from its beginning, the Opium Wars, to 1949. This counts as an intermediate-level course for the major. Prerequisite: ARHS 111, 114 or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.