ASIA 11 East Asian Calligraphy: An Introduction (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Examination of the historical development and cultural aspects of the East Asian (China, Japan, Korea) calligraphy, with emphasis on Chinese Hanzi but also including Japanese Kana syllabaries and Korean Han'gual characters; critical analysis of their relationship with East Asian philosophy, religion, literature, and art.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Interpret the origin and historical development of East Asian writing systems which include Chinese Hanzi, Japanese Kana syllabaries, and Korean Han' gul characters.
- Outcome 2: Define and classify the construction of Chinese Hanzi.
- Outcome 3: Identify the composition and strokes of Chinese Hanzi.
- Outcome 4: Describe the tools and techniques used in traditional East Asian calligraphy.
- Outcome 5: Recognize and differentiate the styles of Chinese calligraphy.
- Outcome 6: Compare and contrast the relations between 1) calligraphy and philosophy/religion and 2) calligraphy and literary world in China, Japan, and Korea.
- Outcome 7: Analyze the aesthetic principles and the relations between calligraphy and painting and other aesthetics in China, Japan, and Korea.
- Outcome 8: Develop and demonstrate an awareness of the discipline, visual training, and practice in East Asian calligraphy.