Arts of SouthEast Asia
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Gain a broad knowledge of key periods and themes in the art history of Southeast Asia
- Develop visual literacy across multiple mediums, including architecture, sculpture, painting, metalwork and ceramics
- Sustain critical analyses and interpretations based on knowledge of cultural, political, religious, and economic contexts
- Situate the arts of Southeast Asia in relation to Asia and the Middle East
- Develop skills in research, spoken and written expression transferable across academic and industry fields
- One two hour Lecture
Method of assessment
- One 2 000 words essay (worth 30%)
- One two hour exam (worth 60%)
- One oral presentation (worth 10%)
- Anderson, Benedict R. O'G. Mythology and the Tolerance of the Javanese. 2nd ed. Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, Southeast Asia Program, 1996.
- Boisselier, Jean. Thai Painting, NYC: Kodansha, 1976.
- Geertz, Clifford. Negara: The Theatre State in Nineteenth-Century Bali. Princeton UP, 1980.
- Guy, John and Rosemary Scott, eds. South East Asia & China: art, interaction & commerce. University of London, Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, 1995.
- Higham, Charles. The Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia. Cambridge University Press, 1989
- Holt, Claire. Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change. Cornell University Press, 1967.
- Mrázek, Jan, and Morgan Pitelka, eds. What’s the Use of Art: Asian Visual and Material Culture in Context. University of Hawaii Press, 2008.
- Schober, Juliane, ed. Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia. University of Hawai'i Press, 1997.
- Stevenson, John, ed. Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition. Chicago: Art Media Resources, 1997.
- Taylor, Nora A., ed. Studies in Southeast Asian Art: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. O’Connor. Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2000.