ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 002 South Asian Art in Ritual Context
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
3
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines South Asian art in the context of ritual practice. At its start, readings from the perspectives of anthropology, religion, and performance studies provide a theoretical framework for a series of individual case studies. Topics selected are drawn from Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, and secular cultures; they address, in turn, the varied ways that identities are defined and/or mediated by ritual practice. Readings and discussions will also explore the significance of the public sphere, the spectacle, and the state in the production and use of images. By contrast with traditional art historical practice, this course will return repeatedly to explore the relationship between visual experience and other modes of perception, including the physical, temporal, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
20317
Open
5
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
22744
Open
1
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets together with HISTART 489 section 006
003 (SEM)
P
23699
Open
8
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
26297
Open
7
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This course meets together with ANTHRCUL 458 section 003 and HISTORY 498 section 001
005 (SEM)
P
28913
Open
9
 
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F 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course is for students who can read Japanese newspapers with a dictionary
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