Fall 2023 History: East Asian UN3355 section 001

Antiquarianism and the Politics of the P

Antiquarianism East Asian

Call Number 13701
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Christopher F Kim
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course introduces students to the history of antiquarianism in East Asia and explores how people in the past negotiated their own pasts through the medium of material culture. We will examine how historical societies engaged with antiquities—through collecting and displaying, copying and faking, preserving and erasing—and how antiquarian traditions shaped social memory and collective identity in China, Japan, and Korea from the first millennium BCE to the early twentieth century. We will pay particular attention to the life and afterlife of ancient Chinese ritual bronzes through the centuries as a case study to consider how the politics of the past translated across both time and geographic space in East Asia.

Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 8 students (15 max) as of 1:07PM Sunday, July 14, 2024
Subject History: East Asian
Number UN3355
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20233HSEA3355W001