Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado. She has been teaching English in Canada and Taiwan for seven years. When we think of the great cultural centers animating world history, we tend to imagine civilizations of ancient Europe, the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and, of course, Asia. Asian cultures developed worldviews, artistic traditions, and social values that were sometimes similar--and sometimes very different--from other parts of the world. Now, Asia is a really, really big place, so for this lesson we'll be focusing on East Asia.
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Chinese Religious Art - Association for Asian Studies
What was the importance of landscape painting in traditional Korean art and culture? How did landscape painting develop in Korea? What are the distinctive characteristics of Korean landscape painting? In Korea, landscape painting—rather than figure paintings or historical paintings as in the Western world—became the preeminent form in part because nature itself was considered sacred. Nature was seen as a living entity. It symbolized both an integral part of human life and a higher spiritual being. Such a conception of nature was shared also by China and Japan, with each culture developing its own variations of the philosophy and related rituals.
Asian Art, Religion & Philosophy
Art of the Americas. The history of Asian art includes a vast range of arts from various cultures, regions and religions across the continent of Asia. South Asian art encompasses the arts of the Indian subcontinent , with Southeast Asian art including the art of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. West Asian art encompasses the arts of the Near East , including the ancient art of Mesopotamia , and more recently becoming dominated by Islamic art.
It seems hard to believe that there has not been a volume prior to this one devoted to Chinese religious art, but this work by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky is the first comprehensive volume on the subject. It thus fills an important gap in literature on Asian art by providing a less- familiar lens for examining dynastic art. In this book, the Tang Dynasty, instead of being characterized by its frequent artistic symbols, tricolor horses and polo-playing women, is analyzed through objects such as Daoist and Buddhist carvings found in caves. General books on Chinese art have been organized by different principles: dynasty, materials jade, ceramics , purpose trade, ritual, domestic , location tomb, temple , etc. This text is organized first with a section on early Chinese art from the Neolithic period through the Shang Dynasty c.