Friday, November 9, 2007

about the Song

1. Was the civil examination system influential? In what scope?
2. What did Chan paintings emphasize?
3. Why did classical landscape painters ignore perspective?
4. Why is it particularly virtuous man who delights in landscape?
5. Do you think this was the time that China began to turn inward or not? Why?

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Tang Dynasty

Why do some people regard Tang Dynasty as a melting pot?

The Three Kingdoms and the Six Dynaties

You did a good job on your midterm. If you like, you could also post your thoughts on some questions from your midterm.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Qin and Han Dynasties

You may post your essay and questions here.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Zhou Dynasty

The Zhou bronzes are different from the Shang bronzes. How do you describe the differences? What caused these changes?

How do you understand this statement "The Shang people lived in fear, therefore their arts appear to be threatening." What were they afraid of? Were the Zhou people afraid of the same things? why or why not?

Any questions or ideas are welcomed.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Anything about The Shang Dynasty

Let us share your questions, thoughts, insights, or arguments.

You also can use this blog to discuss the questions I posted on the PPT for Chapter "The Shang Dyansty."

Monday, April 16, 2007

Relationship between Poetry and Painting

When viewing Tang Dynasty Wang Wei's works, scholars stated that "One saw a poem in his painting and a painting in his poem." Since I read this line, I have been wondering the relationship between these two arts.

Which one started to influence another one? or did they emerge simultaneously and always influent each other at the same time? How many perspectives are there?