ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project

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ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project

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This project seeks to tap the Asian art and items of visual culture that exist on selected ASIANetowork college campuses and help faculty who are teaching about Asia integrate these resources into their courses. The images found in the IDEAS collection are the complete works as selected by Asian art consultants; most of these colleges have further Asian art and materials culture works that may or may not come to be included here.

Please direct any questions regarding this collection to IDEAS co-editor and ASIANetwork-Luce Asian art editor, Prof. Karil Kucera,kucera@stolaf.edu.

Items in the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project Collection

Fan painting - Calligraphy on round fan
Seven lines of running script on a round fan, followed by a single line with the dedication and signature, which is unclear. This is an attractive example of the running script, by a writer who confidently and quickly wrote out this piece. There are…

Possible figure of Immortal called Netsuke
Ivory (7 total in collection only 1 shown)

Blue and White Rice Table Set
Blue and white rice table (rijsttafel) set for condiments to be eaten with rice. Chinese export for the Dutch market.

Tea Room image 6 (tea sets)
A traditional "mizuya" or preparation room sits apart from the tearoom. Typically, the most honored guest sits closest to the alcove, but our tea room is designed in a configuration known as geza-doko, which allows visitors to enjoy a full view…

Tea Room image 5 (detail) - tokonoma
The alcove, or tokonoma, is slightly elevated above the tearoom floor and may originally have been used to seat someone of high rank. In the medieval age, the alcove became a sacred space to display a scroll with calligraphy or a simple flower…

Tea Room image 4 - tokonoma
The alcove, or tokonoma, is slightly elevated above the tearoom floor and may originally have been used to seat someone of high rank. In the medieval age, the alcove became a sacred space to display a scroll with calligraphy or a simple flower…

Tea Room image 3
The circular window of the tearoom is not designed for looking outward. It is kept shut so that guests focus inward and ultimately reflect on their own state of mind. Zen scrolls often depict the mind with a circle written in one brush stroke. The…

Old Man Wearing a Cap
Ivory. Donor: Mr. Joseph M. Glickstein

Seated Karako
Ivory. Donor: Mr. Joseph M. Glickstein

Chicken in an egg
Ivory. Donor: Mr. Joseph M. Glickstein

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