EAS438H1: Architecture in Premodern China

Hours: 
24S

Survey of China's architecture from the Song dynasty. Subjects include design (including fengshui); role of architects and craftsmen; building techniques and materials; and logistics and financing of building projects. This seminar is based on readings of primary texts (Yingzao fashi, Lu Ban jing, geomantic treatises) and visits to the Royal Ontario Museum.

Prerequisite: 
Recommended Preparation: 

Knowledge of Chinese language

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)