Land and garden in Chinese art

6 credits

This course examines the history and significance of land and its depiction in China from the fifth to the twentieth century. We will examine the cultural circumstances that promoted landscape to one of the most important subjects in Chinese art. Emphasis is placed on historical and interpretive issues that are important to the analysis of artwork and meaning.

100% coursework



“I really enjoyed the course. I liked how we surveyed it chronologically and everything was very clear.”

FINE2062 student, 2018-2019

“I was fascinated by how the simple and boring Chinese paintings can ever bear so many sophisticated functions, identities and meanings!”

FINE2062 student, 2018-2019

“The course was taught in a clear and organised way. I’ve learned the important artists in different dynasties and their characteristics.”

FINE2062 student, 2018-2019

“The readings were really interesting and they provided really in-depth insight into the historical significance of each painting and era.”

FINE2062 student, 2018-2019