• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Minor code ASAH-MIN

The Asian Art History minor draws upon expertise from across ANU, and explores traditional and contemporary art, architecture and film of a range of styles and genres within their historical, social, cultural and political context. Courses cover many aspects of Asian art from Chinese calligraphy through to contemporary art from India and Japan. The minor also addresses the complex interrelations in the development of Asian and Euro-American art.

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify movements and traditions in Asian art and describe their development, evolution and interrelationships;
  2. explain and differentiate the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of Asian works of art;
  3. recognise and reflect on the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques used throughout history in making Asian art; and
  4. closely analyse individual Asian works of art, and interpret and communicate ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using disciplinary language and conventions.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

ARTH1006 - Art and Design Histories: Form and Space (6 units)

ARTH1007 - Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

ARTH2056 - Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation (6 units)

ARTH2059 - Art and Architecture of Asia: Histories and Traditions (6 units)

ARTH2104 - Asian Art In-Country (12 units)

ARTH2169 - Introducing Asian Modernisms (6 units)

ARTH2170 - Contemporary Asian Art (6 units)

ASIA2058 - Japanese Popular Culture: Manga, Anime, Film & the Visual Arts (6 units)

ASIA2073 - Chinese Calligraphy: History and Practice (6 units)

GEND2001 - Gender and Cultural Studies in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

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