Asian Art 101: Confucianism, Daoism, and Artat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
Confucianism is often thought of as promoting a rigid and formal understanding of the relationship of human beings to one another and to government, not the kind of ethos that we think of as promoting a lively tradition of art. Yet the form of Confucianism that emerges in China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279) integrates insights of Daoism and Buddhism and has produced works of art that reflect this dynamic integration.
Visiting Scholar: George James, faculty in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, University North Texas
Bio: George Alfred James has been a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, where he has taught courses on East Asian and South Asian philosophy and religion, since 1983. In support of his teaching he has traveled extensively in China and India.
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