Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History

Start Date: July 16, 2018
End Date: July 20, 2018
Time Detail: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Seattle, WA
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: Teachers
Course Description: Art and Politics: Episodes in East Asian History will consider key moments in the history of East Asia as told through visual and literary responses by artists and writers of the time. Our approach will examine moments in the history of East Asia, beginning with a grounding in philosophical and religious traditions and their influence across space and time. Building on this foundation, we will examine representations and artistic responses to conflict, revolution, and war, which will lead us to a discussion of how we remember and memorialize the past. As we remember, whose stories are told? How do memorials help us remember or forget? Our study will also consider art movements and protests of change that are taking up issues with the government, international relations, the military, the environment, human rights, and a complex, interconnected history of East Asia.

Our course material will include primary and secondary source materials, art historical approaches, in addition to resources for inclusion in your classroom. No prior knowledge of the subject matter is required.
Registration and Info:

Register HERE.

40 Washington State OSPI clock hours (free) OR two 400-level UW credits for a fee of approximately $230

A certificate of completion

All course materials provided

$100 for the purchase of additional teaching materials

A one-year subscription to Education about Asia

Morning snacks and lunches

Dormitory housing, meals, and partial travel stipends of up to $300 for a limited number of out-of-town participants

Offered to: All States