ASIA 11 East Asian Calligraphy: An Introduction (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
This introductory course examines historical development and cultural aspects of East Asian calligraphy. Course emphasizes Chinese Hanzi characters, but also includes the Japanese Kana syllabary, and the Korean Han'gul alphabet. Includes analysis of their relation with East Asian philosophy, religion, literature, and arts.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Examine and describe the origin, construction, and historical development of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean writing systems.
- Outcome 2: Identify and evaluate various East Asian scripts, artistic styles, and aesthetic principles in their cultural and historical background.
- Outcome 3: Compare and contrast the relationship between calligraphy and philosophy, religion, and literature in the socio-political elites' world in China, Japan, and Korea.
- Outcome 4: Analyze and examine the relationship between various types of calligraphy as an elitist art and other forms of art.