The histories of printmaking and visuality in China
China has one of the oldest, continuous cultures of print in the world. This course will explore various formats and contexts in which the visual print circulates, from sutra handscrolls and dharanis to illustrations in string-bound books, sheet prints, new year prints, pictorials (huabao), calendars, and propaganda posters. The impact of technology on visuality from woodblock and movable type to colour printing and western mechanized printing is also examined.
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