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ART 3169/Grad ARTD 7165 Global Contemporary Art: From 1945 to the Present: East Asia

Alternative textbook for Mona Hadler's course

About East Asia—China, Japan and Korea

Unit Two casts a wide look at the art of East Asia problematizing issues of Asia in the Western mind.  We will examine Japan, Korea and China, looking first at the postwar era and addressing their different political situations from the American occupation of Japan to the rise of Maoism in China. Each section of the unit will conclude with contemporary artists from these countries who exhibit internationally today focusing on Ai Weiwei and others.