‘Steppe’ into the past on a cultural journey covering half the globe and 2500 years, from the first millennium BCE to the Qing period. Explore the art styles, cultural legacies and religions of lost kingdoms and mercantile communities along the so-called silk road. The cultural encounters along the trading networks facilitated the spread of ideas and development of artistic expressions.
Arts of Asia Lecture Series
Friday, November 30, 2018
Instructor of Record: Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley
Arts of Asia Spring 2019 - The Architecture of Asia: From Baghdad to Beijing, Kabul to Kyoto, and Tehran to Tokyo
Friday, April 26, 2019
Join us as we explore the architecture of Asia and how geography, technology, cultures and beliefs are reflected in Asia’s built environment of gardens, palaces, temples and tombs. The architecture of Asia reflects the religious, cultural and social values of the people who ruled, built, and worshipped over the millennia. Our roster of distinguished scholars will examine ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary Asian architecture while offering insights into what “globalism” meant in the past and what it means today.