This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the cultural history of China through the categories of art, aesthetics, and design. The broad nature of the module provides a general background knowledge of art and design in China throughout different historical epochs and cultural contexts, and supplements later modules in the programme which provide more specialized studies in the field.
A Demonstrate an understanding of knowledge of various art and design artefacts and styles throughout China’s history B Show familiarity with the development of aesthetics in China C Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse works of art, design and/or fashion in China D Engage in collaborative work on a research project or topic E Demonstrate a capacity for individual guided research, including through formulating and answering a research question. F Demonstrate academic skills in oral and written communication.
Lectures will provide an overview of the weekly topic. Seminars will provide an opportunity for students to discuss concepts and their applicability, analyse the text and speech, and learn how to apply acquired skills for better reasoning and debate. The virtual learning environment will be used to help students to engage with module content.