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Artists Respond to 20th Century East Asian History and Culture



Artists Respond explored the events of the turbulent 20th century from the perspective of visual artists from China, Japan and Korea. Throughout this period of great conflict, arts have been employed and mobilized to reflect the ever-changing political, economic, and social landscape of East Asia. The seminar focused on the cultural and social history of East Asia as told through the visual and literary artists of the day. Special attention was given to the interconnectedness of these nations through a shared philosophical, religious, and cultural history.


July 7-11, 2014
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
University of Washington, Seattle


Melanie King, Seattle Central College art history faculty


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– 27 Washington State OSPI clock hours
– Course materials and lunches
– One-year subscription to subscription to Education about Asia
– $100 for the purchase of teaching materials about Japan