History of Art and Visual CultureHAVC122F Bodies in Chinese Culture

Introduces images, thoughts, and practices of bodies in Chinese culture. In China and Taiwan, the body is to be cherished, adorned, nourished, cultivated, and gazed upon, but also disciplined, altered, and controlled. Examines texts and images of the Chinese body in relation to religion, gender, ethnic politics, martial arts, sports, nationalism, food, medicine, and death. No knowledge of the Chinese language is required.

Credits

5

General Education Code

CC

Instructor

Raoul Birnbaum