COLQ: MEDITATIONS IN CAVES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Art History
Course Number: 
280
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. Students may take up to four semesters of ARH 280 Art Historical Studies, as long as the topics are different: The course is an introduction to Buddhist grottoes of East Asia. We will learn the historical trajectories of Buddhist grottoes, including the development of cave architecture, mural painting, and sculpture. It pays special attention to the site specificity of the visual imageries, and their transmissions, commissions, and functions. The case studies in this course range from the Kizil Caves and Mogao Caves in Northwestern China, to the Yungang Caves and Longmen Caves in the central plains, and the Seokguram Caves in the Korean Peninsula. We will also consider the collecting, preserving and displaying of Buddhist grottoes in the contemporary world. Enrollment limit of 20.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30674-S19

Course Sections

COLQ: MEDITATIONS IN CAVES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Yanlong Guo yguo@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 HILLYR L19