Ritual and Power: Text and Image of Chinese Landscapes (MLM3010)

15 credits

Landscape is one of the most important and recurring themes in Chinese cultural practices. In this module, you will discover Chinese landscapes as agents of both ritual and power, as you examine a range of texts and images represented in Chinese philosophies, literature, paintings and prints from pre-Qin period to the present day. We will develop, discuss and explore analytical responses to Chinese cultural history and assess the extent to which Chinese identity is produced, challenged and re-produced through its landscape practices. There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites. This module is suitable for specialists and non-specialists and recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.