Short Course on Art History 2024: An Introduction to the Arts of Japan (SC24J) Over a five-week period, the course introduced students to key periods, themes and important works in Japanese art. It is designed for anyone interested in art, with the goal to move beyond aesthetic appreciation to study art with an art historical approach. Overview The Birth of Japan: Kofun to Asuka period (250 – 710) [Hōryū Temple] Courtly Elegance: Nara & Heian periods (710 – 1185) [Shosoin Treasures, The Tale of Genji scroll] Zen & Samurais: Kamakura to Azuchi-Momoyama period (1185 – 1603) [Paintings by Sesshu, Rinpa, and Kano Eitoku] The Floating World: Edo period [Ukiyoe by Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Ito Jakuchu] Review & discussion on important sites of Japanese art Dates: February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Tuesday) Time: 8-10pm Format: 4 online classes & 1 in-person class, all conducted in Cantonese Lecturer: Dr. Konstance Li (BA, MPhil, PhD University of Hong Kong; MSt University of Oxford) Fee: $1200 (members), $1500 (non-members)