This course, East Asian Art History, is a thematic introduction to the major artistic and cultural trends of East Asia, with a focus on the history of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art. We will study major developments and issues in the art of each culture, discussing mutual influences and cross-cultural artistic flows, as well as the many cultural and artistic differences between cultures in the region. Major monuments of East Asian art will serve as our primary evidence. We will focus on how to look at works of art and architecture in an art historically-informed way, how to articulate what our visual responses might mean, and how to begin answering some of the questions our observations of the objects may raise. Our goal is to enable you to better appreciate, analyze, evaluate, and interpret works of art, both those that seem familiar at first glance and those that do not. In addition to becoming familiar with major works of art in weekly slide lectures, you will be expected to develop, through weekly readings and discussion, an understanding of the various approaches major scholars in the field of art history and East Asian studies have developed to examine them. You will be expected to evaluate and try out some of these methods in your own research, written work and class discussion. The course will be divided into three discrete sections that focus respectively on China, Korean, and Japan. Although these three regions engaged in extensive cultural interchanges during the period of time covered by this course, each also developed its own artistic styles and forms. Discussions of these cross-cultural interactions will be a constant subtheme, especially as our shared understanding grows over the course. Whether the aims of their creators were philosophical, spiritual, political, social, economic, or purely aesthetic, we will seek to better understand them, as well as the context in which they were acquired and cherished, the uses to which these monuments may have been put, and the grounds for both their original and subsequent appreciation. Thus, the goals of this course include developing visual and historical tools you can use outside the confines of this class to explore art and visual culture.
This summer school is organized within the framework of bilateral collaborations between the University of Bordeaux and the University of Niigata (Japan). Promoting joint scientific activities in sakeology and oenology, it is open to graduate students, doctoral students, researchers and professionals. The current scientific, technical and economic issues facing the wine and sake industries will be presented by experts, who will also outline current research questions and new evolutions for these disciplines. Tutored work sessions will allow participants to develop research ideas for project proposals in their areas of expertise. Please note: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 edition of the Bordeaux Summer Schools has been postponed until 2021.
Welcome to the Berlin Summer University of the Arts (BSUA)! Every summer since 2012, we’ve been opening our doors for workshops across the range of disciplines: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Design, Music, Creative Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, and interdisciplinary courses. All that in the heart of Germany’s biggest and most inspiring city! A team of passionate teachers and coaches offers a supportive environment where you can challenge yourself in creative expression and critical thinking, find your artistic voice and visual language, bring your ideas to life, share them with like-minded people, and build up a professional network. Join us in Berlin and meet artists and creatives from around the globe. Get inspired by the unique atmosphere, explore your interests and dive into the world of creativity at one of the biggest and multi-faceted art universities in Europe. Registration Open!
This intensive program is meant for those who want to have a summer they will never forget, but only have two weeks to spare. The intensive two-weeks move along the same dizzying beat as the city, filling each day to the last second, but never compromising on the experience. Program of the summer school includes: Accommodation in a twin-bed room (shared with one other person from the same gender) in the International Student Dormitory of Donghua University. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a private bathroom, and air-conditioning.Each floor also has its own kitchenette and laundry room. An intensive 37-hour Chinese language course taught by experienced teachers at the renowned Donghua University. Cultural workshops: Making Chinese Dumplings, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony Experience 2 business lectures provided by X-node start-up accelerator Day trip to Zhujiajio Water Town and visit of Kunqu Opera Night cruise on the Huangpu River Shanghai Tower Visit, world's 2nd tallest building Night cycling through Shanghai