Modern Chinese Art
While China was facing its largest challenge in history in terms of sovereignty, dignity and culture, its art was being 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 this journey from its beginning, the Opium Wars, to 1949. This counts toward the intermediate course requirement for the major. Prerequisite: ARHS 111, 114 or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.