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1.         Course Title: 花鸟(一)
2.         Course Title: Bird and Flower Painting (I)
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4.         Category: Optional course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, freshman
6.         Course Description:
The course is designed to improve students’ understanding of bird and flower painting, broaden their aesthetic vision and enhance their aesthetic sensibility. The essential techniques of bird and flower painting are introduced to students by traditional line drawing practice, and with an introduction of the major ancient Chinese bird and flower paintings, students are expected to understand the styles of bird and flower paintings in different historical periods.
7.         Textbooks:
Zheng, Zhenduo. 2009. Collected Paintings of Birds and Flowers in Song Dynasty. Beijing: People’s Art Press.
Jin, Na. 2004. Teaching and Research of Bird and Flower Paintings of Scholarlistic Style of the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties. Beijing: Qinghua University Press.
Lu, Fusheng. ed. 2003. An Illustrated Course of Bird and Flower Paintings by Renowned Ancient Chinese Painters. Shanghai: Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Press.
8.         Credit and Hours: 12 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits.
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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1.         Course Title: 花鸟(二)
2.         Course Title: Bird and Flower Painting (II)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Optional course
5.         Students: Uundergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
6.         Course Description:
The course is designed to introduce to students the basic methods and rules of Chinese bird and flower line drawing, especially those of flower drawing. Students are expected to learn the basic skills in transforming natural materials into complete drawings.
7.         Textbooks:
Zheng, Zhenduo. 1997. Collected Paintings of Birds and Flowers in Song Dynasty. Beijing: People’s Art Press.
Jin, Na. 2009. Painting Manual of Jiezi Garden. Beijing: Wanjuan Publishing House, .
8.         Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits.
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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1.         Course Title山水(一)
2.         Course TitleLandscape Painting (I)
3.         Course Code
4.         Categorycompulsory course
5.         Studentsundergraduates of Painting major, freshman
6.         Course Description
The aim of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of the traditional Chinese painting, especially the issue of modeling. Students are required to copy classic landscape paintings and teaching drafts by modern painters, in the process of which the basic language of landscape painting, i.e. outlining, brush texturing, rubbing, dotting, and coloring, and the basic methods of describing images are taught. Slides are employed to teach the landscape painting’s history, schools, theories, and features of and requirements on the painting materials. The copying classes integrate individual tuition with teacher demonstration and make comments and summaries on works by stage.
Textbooks:
2004. Painting Manual of Jiezi Garden. Beijing: People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qiu, Ting. Detailed Annotation on Painting Skills in Landscape and Flower Paintings. Guizhou: Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House.
Shen, Minquan. 2002. Professor Yanshao Lu – Teaching Drafts on Stones, Clouds and Water. Beijing: China Academy of Arts Press.
Shen, Minquan. 2002. Professor Yanshao Lu – Teaching Drafts on Trees. Beijing: China Academy of Arts Press.
Credit and Hours: 
12 hours per week, 72 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode:  assignments
 
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1. Course Title: 山水(二)
2. Course Title: Landscape Painting (II)
3. Course Code:
4. Category:  compulsory course
5. Students:  undergraduates of Painting major,sophomore
6. Course Description:
The course intends to help students further understand and grasp the brush texturing skills, brush employing rules and painting layout patterns by famous landscape painters, and the important elements in landscape painting production like the contrast between black and white. Based upon this, the course aims to help students command the particular representation means of landscape painting. Copying classic paintings from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties is a main focus, which is supplemented by individual tuition, teacher demonstration, and comments, in order to constantly improve students’ practical skills in artistic creation.
7. Textbooks
Zhou, Yanggao. 2002. Techniques of Classic Landscape Painting. Shanghai: Shanghai Publishing House of Calligraphy and Painting.
Yu, Zicai. 1989. Ten Essentials on Brush Texturing in Landscape Painting. Shanghai: Shanghai Publishing House of Calligraphy and Painting.
Qiu, Ting. Secluded Life in Qingbian – Detailed Annotation on Skills in Famous Paintings. Wuhan: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House.
Guo, Xi. Springs in Woods
Yang, Danian. 2005. Selections of Chinese Paintings in All Ages. Nanjing: Jiangsu Education Press.
8. Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 64 hours in total, 3 credits
9. Test Mode: assignments 
 
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1. Course Title: 山水(三)
2. Course Title: Landscape Painting (III)
3. Course Code:
4. Category:  compulsory course
5. Students:  undergraduates of Painting major,sophomore
6. Course Description:
Based on students’ understanding and mastery of landscape painting rules, this course intends to help students improve their ability to voluntarily arrange and select source materials of various kinds and their ability to master the landscape painting methods. The course makes use of slides to analyze landscape painting features and techniques in various historical periods, and, supplemented by individual tutoring, teacher demonstration and work comments, it works towards arousing students’ inspirations, so as to improve their practical ability of artistic creation.
7. Textbooks
1990. Notes on Li Keran’s Comments on Arts. Taipei: Jinxiu Culture Publishing House.
Collection on Landscape Painting Skills of All Ages. Ji’nan: Shandong Fine Arts Publishing House.
Lu, Fusheng. 2003. A Picture Dictionary on Chinese Famous Painters’ Skills of All Ages. Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: assignments 
 
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1. Course Title: 平面构成
2. Course Title: Graphic Composition
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Painting major,freshman
6. Course Description:
The concept, development, features and categorization of graphic composition are taught in the course. Students will learn about the characteristics and compositional patterns of formal elements, and learn to create basic forms, conduct graphic compositions using basic forms, and apply relevant theories to drawings flexibly, in the practice of which, the regularities and compositional methods of graphic composition are grasped.
7. Textbooks
Graphic Composition. Academy of Arts and Design in Tsinghua University. 2
8. Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 48 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: assignments
 
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1. Course Title: 书法(一)
2. Course Title: Calligraphy (I)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Painting major,freshman
6. Course Description:
The course lectures on seal characters’ origin, development, classification, styles and significance of different schools, and copying techniques, in which students are required to copy ancient seal scripts and recognize commonly used seal characters, so as to improve their artistic cultivation.
7. Textbooks
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. History on Chinese Calligraphy. Beijing: Publishing House of Culture and Arts.
Copies of Inscriptions on Drum-shaped Stone Blocks by Changshuo Wu
Rubbings from Seal Inscriptions
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credit
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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1. Course Title: 书法(二)
2. Course Title: Calligraphy (II)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Painting major,freshman
6. Course Description:
Based on students’ study on seal characters, this course teaches clerical scripts’ origin, development, styles and significance of different schools, and copying techniques, in which students will learn to apprehend the aim and means of clerical script copying and to copy ancient clerical scripts, so as to improve their artistic cultivation in calligraphy theories.
7. Textbooks
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. A History on Chinese Calligraphy. Beijing: Publishing House of Culture and Arts.
Odes to Stonegate
Tablet of Yiying
Tablet of Xian Yuhuang
Other rubbings of official scripts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credit
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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1. Course Title: 书法(三)
2. Course Title: Calligraphy (III)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Painting major,sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course teaches the origin, development, classifications, schools, styles and significance of renowned calligraphers, and writing techniques of regular scripts, in which students will learn to copy ancient regular scripts and improve their artistic cultivation in terms of calligraphy theories.
7. Textbooks
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. AHistory on Chinese Calligraphy. Beijing: Publishing House of Culture and Arts.
Zhiyong Thousand Character Classic
Tablet of Zheng Wengong
Copybooks of other regular scripts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credit
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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1. Course Title: 书法(四)
2. Course Title: Calligraphy (IV)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: compulsory course
5. Students: undergraduates of Painting major,sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course teaches the origin, development, classifications, schools, styles and significance of renowned calligraphers, and writing techniques of running scripts, in which students will comprehend the aim and means of running script copying, learn to copy ancient running scripts and improve their artistic cultivation in calligraphy theories.
7. Textbooks
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. History on Chinese Calligraphy. Beijing: Publishing House of Culture and Arts.
Ink Marks from Xizhi Wang
Ink Marks from Minangong
Copybooks of other regular scripts
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credit
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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Course Title: 篆刻(一)
Course Title:Seal Cutting (I)
Category: Compulsory
Students: undergraduates of Painting major, freshmen
Course Description:
This course is designed to teach the early seal cutting techniques, illustrating the occurrence, development, and different schools, as well as the styles and historical significance of representative works in history, so as to make students understand the purpose and methods of seal cutting imitation, and enhance the students’ accomplishment of art theories, as well. Contents of the course are as follows: developmental history of the early Chinese seal cutting, seals in Han Dynasty, imitation of ancient seals, way of cutting, seal character, and art of composition. Teaching methods include classroom illustration, demonstration, assessment of homework, exhibition viewing, and multimedia teaching.
Textbooks:
Zhao Changzhi & Zhu Zhu, 2006, History of Chinese Seal Cutting, Shanghai People’s Publishing House
Huang Chun, 2000, Characteristics of Chinese Seals in all Ages, Chongqing Publishing House
Credit hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
Test mode: Homework
 
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Course Title: 篆刻(二)
Course Title:Seal Cutting (II)
Category: Compulsory
Students:undergraduates of Painting major, freshmen
Course Description:
This course is designed to teach the early seal cutting techniques, illustrating the occurrence, development, and different schools, as well as the styles and historical significance of representative works in history, so as to make students understand the purpose and methods of seal cutting imitation, and enhance the students’ accomplishment of art theories, as well. Contents of the course are as follows: history of Chinese seal cutting in Ming and Qing Dynasties, imitation of seal cutting works of the four experts in Late Qing Dynasty, way of cutting, seal character, and art of composition. Teaching methods include classroom illustration, demonstration, assessment of homework, exhibition viewing, and multimedia teaching.
Textbooks:
Zhao Changzhi & Zhu Zhu, 2006, History of Chinese Seal Cutting, Shanghai People’s Publishing House
Huang Chun, 2000, Characteristics of Chinese Seals in all Ages, Chongqing Publishing House
Credit hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
Test mode: Homework
 
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Course Title: 中国美术史(一)
Course Title:History of Chinese Fine Arts (I)
Category: Compulsory
Students: undergraduates of Painting major, freshmen
Course Description:
This course aims to teach students characteristics and representatives of Chinese fine arts from primitive period to the Wei, Jin and the South and North Dynasties, through teasing apart the trends in history of Chinese fine arts, with its emphasis on classic works and representative artists. Study on the spot, including tours to art galleries, will be an important teaching method; new archeological discoveries, together with supplementary materials, such as pictures, document, ppt, video and so on, will be adopted to analyzing fine arts in humanity’s point of view, so as to increase the students’ comprehensive ability.
Textbooks:
Pu Songnian, 2000, History of Chinese Fine Arts, Shaanxi People’s Art Publishing House
Credit hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
Test mode: Exam and Homework
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Course Title: 中国美术史(二)
Course Title: History of Chinese Fine Arts (II)
Category: Compulsory
Students: undergraduates of Painting major, freshmen
Course Description:
This course aims to teach students characteristics and representatives of Chinese fine arts from Sui and Tang Dynasties to Ming and Qing Dynasties, through teasing apart the trends in history of Chinese fine arts, with its emphasis on classic works and representative artists. Study on the spot, including tours to art galleries, will be an important teaching method; new archeological discoveries, together with supplementary materials, such as pictures, document, ppt, video and so on, will be adopted to analyzing fine arts in humanity’s point of view, so as to increase the students’ comprehensive ability.
Textbooks:
Pu Songnian, 2000, History of Chinese Fine Arts, Shaanxi People’s Art Publishing House
Xue Yongnian, 2007, History of Chinese Painting and its Aesthetic Yearbook, Renmin University Press
Credit hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
Test mode: Exam and Homework
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1. Course Title:绘画造型()
2. Course Title: painting modeling ()
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This course aims to cultivate the students to observe and think in a professional way in painting. It teaches the students to transmit from fulfactor sketch to structural sketch and linear sketch, so that they are well prepared for traditional Chinese painting. This course will focus on the head and body modelling, bust with cloths on and full-length portrait. It will enable the students to grasp structural sketch, understand the structure and feature of the target. The course will taught in means of PPT demonstration and class practice.
7. Textbooks:《艺用人体解剖》编者:萨拉.西蒙伯尔特,浙江摄影出版社,04年4月第1版
8. Credit and Hours: 12 hours per week, 120 hours in total, 6 credits
9. Test Mode: works of art
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1. Course Title:绘画造型()
2. Course Title:
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
6. Course Description:
This course aims to develop students’ capacity in positioning, cultivate their ability to summarize positions, capture the main movments, observe and know how to position through character sketch. Furthermore, this course also teaches the students to understand the various changes in body position through animal sketch so that their capacity in positioning can be improved. Classes are taught in means of PPT demonstation, class practice and field animal sketch.
7. Textbooks:《艺用人体解剖》编者:萨拉.西蒙伯尔特,浙江摄影出版社,04年4月第1版
8. Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 128 hours in total, 6 credits
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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1. Course Title:色彩
2. Course Title: Color
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, freshman
6. Course Description:
Through the comparison of the pattern of use of color between Chinese paintings (mural painting, spring festival painting, imperial-court decorative painting and painting of man-of-letters) and western paintings, this course aims at improving the students’ ability to appreciate color and express with color, and it helps the students to deepen their knowledge of color from objective knowledge to subjective knowledge in means of class lectures and pratice.
7. Textbooks:《色彩的中国绘画》牛克诚著,湖南美术出版社,2002年第一版。《色彩构成》钟蜀绗,浙江美术学院出版社,2002年第一版。
8. Credit and Hours: 12 hours per week, 48 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: works of art
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1. Course Title:插图
2. Course Title: Illustration
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, freshman
6. Course Description:
This course is set to test the students’ knowledge of painting in practical use. It demonstrates various illustrations and their functions and patterns, choice of writting scripts and collection of materials for creation. This course will focus on the demonstration of the experience of creation and techniques of expression of various famous works, combined with imitating.
7. Textbooks:《书籍插图》湖南美术出版社,1981第一版
8. Credit and Hours: 12 hours per week, 48 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: works of art
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Course Title: 山水 (下乡写生)
Course Title: Landscape painting (Field Sketching)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
Course Description: A crucial process of landscape painting, sketching puts the students in a natural environment, teaches them to grasp the essence of traditional landscape paintings, to translate objects in nature into proper painting strokes, and to appreciate the aesthetics of Chinese landscape paintings. The course will focus on small-canvas ink brush sketching, and require the students to learn from nature as they study the sketching techniques of traditional landscape painting from Song and Yuan dynasties.
Textbooks: Shen, Mingquan. 2002. Lu Yanshao Sketches. Beijing: China Academy of Art Press.
         Collection of Sketches by Li Keran
         Zheng, Zhenduo. 1994. Paintings by Song Artists. Beijing: People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
         Yang, Danian. 2005. A Select Collection of Chinese Paintings. Nanjing: Jiangsu Education Publishing House.
         Lu, Fusheng. 2003. A Collection of Paintings by Great Chinese Artists. Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 2 weeks, 2 credits
Test Mode: Assignments
 
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Course Title: 大学语文
Course Title: College Chinese
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, freshman
Course Description: This course will provide cultural education by improving the students’ reading and writing abilities. It will be focused on two aspects: one is literary knowledge about different genres (narration, argument, poetry, novel, etc.) and writers and their literary creation (name, historical background or nationality, ideology, literary style, main achievement, criticism, influence, collection, etc.); the other is select readings and analyses of both classical and modern Chinese and foreign literary works.
Textbook: Xu, Zhongyu. College Chinese. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text Mode: Written examination
 
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Course Title: 人物(一)
Course Title: Figure Painting (I)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
Course Description: This course aims at guiding the students to appreciate the aesthetics of traditional figure paintings, learn from the patterns and techniques how to use lines to create forms and refine their own artistic expression using such techniques. Appreciation of traditional figure paintings enables further understanding of the structures, styles and patterns of this art genre, and by way of imitation, the students are taught the structural, rhythmic and spatial relations between the lines and shapes as well as drawing techniques so as to further refine their critical appreciation.
Textbook:
Wei, Wei. 2003. Introduction to Line Drawing. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Shi, Jingzhao. 1991. Illustrated Chinese Traditional Painting Rules and Forms. Xi’an: Shaanxi People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
Lu, Fusheng. 2003. A Collection of Paintings by Great Chinese Artists – Figure Painting Volume. Shanghai: Shanghai Calligraphy and Painting Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 112 hours in total, 6 credits
Test Mode: assignments, class attendance
 
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Course Title: 人物(二)
Course Title: Figure Painting (II)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
Course Description: The course will teach the students to draw vivid figures by employing Chinese-style sketching techniques and to appreciate plain sketch as an art genre in its own right. Students will be required to grasp the knowledge and techniques of line shaping and spacing as well as to refine their taste of art. They will be given instructions on employing Chinese-style sketching to draw figures that appeal to the Chinese audience. The course will equally focus on both theory and practice in the form of classroom lecture and figure sketching sessions.
Textbook:
Qi, Ming. 2000. Special Collection of Great Modern Realistic Paintings. Shenyang: Liaoning Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qi, Ming. 2002. Techniques of Modern Realistic Figure Painting. Nanchang: Jiangxi Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qi, Ming. 2000. Sketches by Qi Ming. Wuhan: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 16 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode: Assignments
 
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Course Title: 外国美术史
Course Title: History of Foreign Art
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
Course Description: This course will comb through the history of foreign art and its different schools, styles and aesthetic traits, with a focus on masterpieces and esteemed artists. Museum visits will be conducted and materials including the latest archeological discoveries and extensive collections of pictures, documents. PowerPoint files and videos will be utilized to analyze foreign art works in detail in the broader context of humanities so as to help the students build capacity in art appreciation and research.
Textbook:
Zhang, Gan. 2008. Brief History of Foreign Art. Beijing: Higher Education Press.
Zhang, Fuye, 2005. History of Foreign Art. Changsha: Hunan University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Text Mode: Written examination, assignments
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Course Title: 艺术学概论
Course Title: Introduction to Art
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, sophomore
Course Description: This course will utilize extensive collections of documents, pictures, and videos in the broader context of art history and humanities to systematically comb through the entire knowledge base of art, including art theories (nature, characteristics and origins of art), genres (plastic art, comprehensive art, etc.) and systems (artists, works, reception, etc.) to help the students build capacity in art appreciation, critical thinking and research as well as in employing art theories to guide their creative processes.
Textbook:
Peng, Jixiang. 2006. Introduction to Art. Beijing: Peking University Press.
Chen, Chiyu. 2005. Introduction to Art. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
Test Mode: Examination, academic papers or assignments
 
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Course Title: 传统文化考察
Course Title: Field Visits to Cultural Sites
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
Course Description: This course will take the students on a sketch tour in northwestern China that focuses on the study of historical art works and help the students cultivate appreciation of traditional art and culture, grasp aesthetic and cultural traits of different ages and learn the evolution of art styles, genres, expressions and techniques. Students will be required to build their capacity in art appreciation and expression by way of visiting historical sites, masterpieces and museums, field research, seminars, discussions, exercises and tutoring to lay the groundwork for their future artistic creation.
Textbook: Bo, Songnian. 2000. History of Chinese Art. Xi’an: Shaanxi People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 4 weeks, 4 credits
Test Mode: Academic papers or assignments
 
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Course Title: 壁画
Course Title: Mural Painting
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
Course Description: This course will guide the students to make copies of Dunhuang murals, further understand the artistic language, materials, techniques of mural painting and the utilization of mineral colors and build capacity in art appreciation and expression to lay the groundwork for their future artistic creation. Focused on imitating Dunhuang murals and attending lectures, the students will be required to understand the materials and expressions of mural painting and appreciate the artistic language of Chinese painting by way of field visits and study of authentic masterpieces, seminars, discussions and exercises.
Textbook: Chu, Qi’en. History of Chinese Mural Painting. Beijing: Beijing Arts and Crafts Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode: Assignments
 
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Course Title: 水墨(一)
Course Title: Ink Painting (I)
Course Code:
Category: Compulsory course
Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
Course Description: The learning of free-style flower and bird painting aims at enriching the students’ painting methodology, strengthening their control of the paper, ink, water and other materials, and helping them understand the free spirit, techniques and patterns of Chinese painting. This course will highlight the genre of flower and bird painting and its evolution in the Ming and Qing dynasties, a collection of the greatest artists and masterpieces, the creative processes of free-style painting and the artists’ observations and distilling of life experiences. This course will be taught with PowerPoint presentations and individual tutoring combined with aesthetic orientation and instructions on painting composition.
Textbook: Liu, Jianping. 1995. A Collection of the Eight Great Yangzhou Painters. Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
         Li, Chong. 2006. A Select Collection of Ming and Qing Flower and Bird Paintings. Hangzhou: Zhejiang People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
         Liu, Jianping. 2003. Masters of Traditional Chinese Painting – Ren Bonian. Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
         Ma, Qikuan. 2001. A Collection of Historical Flower and Bird Paintings. Harbin: Heilongjiang Fine Arts Publishing House.
         Lu, Fusheng. 2003. A Collection of Paintings by Great Chinese Artists. Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
Test Mode: Assignments
 
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Course Title: 水墨(二)
1.         Course Title: Ink Painting (II)
2.         Course Title:
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: The course is designed to help students, through sketching practice, learn about the material features of ink and brush, thereby deepening students’ understanding of the freehand spirit of traditional Chinese painting. The teaching of such contents as the tools and materials, the evolving history of ink drawing, and the techniques in portrait sketching will assist students to comprehend the characteristics of image modeling in Chinese painting.
7.         Textbooks:
Qi, Baishi. 2003. The Collection of Qi Baishi’s Paintings. Beijing: People’s Literature Publishing House.
Jiang, Zhaohe. 2005. The Collection of Jiang Zhaohe’s Paintings. Beijing: Beijing Arts and Crafts Publishing House.
Li, Bo’an. 1999. The Collection of Li Boan’s Paintings. Zhengzhou: He’nan Fine Arts Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 160 hours in total, 8 credits
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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2.         Course Title: Painting with Exact Delineation and Enriched Colors (I)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: Through students’ copying practice and the study on famous paintings with exact delineation and enriched colors in all ages, the course is designed to cultivate students’ interest in and understanding of traditional art and culture, to enable them to grasp the style and features of expression and the specific techniques in using tools and materials , and finally, to strengthen their comprehensive artistic quality and hands-on operational capability.
7.         Textbooks:
Qi, Ming. 2002. Techniques of Modern Figure Paintings with Exact Delineation. Nanchang: Jiangxi Fine Arts Publishing House.
Painting Manuals of Jiezi Garden. Beijing: People’s Fine Arts Publishing House. 
8.         Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 120 hours in total, 6 credits
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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1.         Course Title: 工笔重彩(二)
2.         Course Title: Painting with Exact Delineation and Enriched Colors (II)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: Through students’ practicing figure painting with exact delineation, the course is designed to help them grasp the forms, methods, and laws of expression in Chinese figure painting of this school and command techniques of paintings with exact delineation. The teaching contents include how to build the Chinese-style consciousness of active shaping, the relation between line and space, the relation between line and pattern, practical methods of using brush, coloring steps, etc.   
7.         Textbooks:
Niu, Kecheng. 2002. Colorful Chinese Painting (first edition). Changsha: Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qi, Ming. 2000. Sketches of Qi Ming (first edition). Wuhan: Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qi, Ming.Special Expressions of Famous Modern Meticulous Portrait Artists (the second edition). Shenyang: Liaoning Fine Arts Publishing House.
Qi, Ming. 2002. Techniques of Modern Figure Paintings with Exact Delineation (the first edition). Nanchang: Jiangxi Fine Arts Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 120 hours in total, 6 credits
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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2.         Course Title: Calligraphic Creation (I)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description:
This course is designed to teach students the basic knowledge of calligraphic creation on the basis of their individual learning so that students will understand the creative features of the seal-script and clerical-script masterpieces of calligraphers in all ages and their significance in the history of calligraphy. In this way, the course will help students learn some methods to progress from copying to practical creation, and at the same time enhance their theoretical accomplishment of calligraphic creation.   
7.         Textbooks:
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. The History of Chinese Calligraphy. Hong Kong: Culture and Arts Publishing House.
Handouts on seal-character and clerical-character calligraphy creation
8.         Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
9.         Test Mode: Works of art
 
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2.         Course Title: Calligraphic Creation (II)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the basic knowledge of calligraphic creation on the basis of their individual learning so that students will understand the creative features of the regular-script and running-script masterpieces of calligraphers in all ages and their significance in the history of calligraphy. In this way, the course will help students learn some methods to progress from copying to practical creation, and at the same time enhance their theoretical accomplishment of calligraphic creation.   
7.         Textbooks:
Zhu, Tianshu. 2009. The History of Chinese Calligraphy. Hong Kong: Culture and Arts Publishing House.
Handouts on regular-script and running-script calligraphy creation
8.         Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
9.         Test Mode: Works of art
 
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2.         Course Title: Theory on Calligraphy and Painting (I)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: By teaching the origin and development of the Chinese calligraphic theory and the basic calligraphic theoretical literature, the course helps students understand the theories, the terms, and the categories of calligraphy, as well as their inter-relationship. In this way, students’ practice will be guided by theories, and their theoretical accomplishment will be enhanced.  
7.         Textbooks:
Wang, Zhenyuan. 1990. The History of Chinese Calligraphy Theory. Hefei: Huangshan Mountain Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
9.         Test Mode: Term paper
 
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2.         Course Title:Theory on Calligraphy and Painting (II)
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description: This course is designed to help students systematically learn about the history of the theory on Chinese painting from the Spring and Autumn period to Ming and Qing dynasties so as to deepen students’ understanding of the important thoughts on traditional Chinese painting theories in all ages. Students will be able to analyze and sort out painting theories in all ages, integrate theories with practice, and form a broad perspective of humanities.
7.         Textbooks:
Ge, Lu. ed. 2009. The History of Chinese Painting Theories (the first edition). Beijing: Beijing University Press.
Zhou, Jiyan. 2005. Abstract of Chinese Painting Theories (the first edition). Nanjing: Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 1 credits
9.         Test Mode: Term paper
 
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2.         Course Title:Enriched Colors
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description:
This course is aimed to improve students’ cognizing and understanding abilities and help them grasp the rules of color application and the methods of pigment and tool employment in Chinese paintings. The course will teach the application of traditional Chinese color concept, the concept of enriched colors and its practical significance, two-dimension awareness, subjective awareness of colors, texture awareness of materials, the expression richness of the language, etc.
7.         Textbooks:
Jiang, Caiping. and Tang, Xiuling. 2003. A New Compilation of Techniques of Figure Painting with Exact Delineation (the first edition). Hangzhou: Zhejiang People's Fine Arts Publishing House.
Niu, Kecheng. 2002. Colorful Chinese Paintings(the first edition). Changsha: Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House.
Wang, Wenjuan. 2006. An Aesthetic Exploration of Chinese Painting Colors (the first edition). Beijing: Beijing Easy Business Century Electronic Commerce Center.
Wang, Xiongfei. and Yu, Lvkui. 2005. A Manual of Mineral Colors (the first edition). Beijing: People's Fine Arts Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 20 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9.         Test Mode: Assignments
 
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1.         Course Title:美术英语
2.         Course Title: English in Fine Arts
3.         Course Code:
4.         Category: Compulsory course
5.         Students: Undergraduates of Painting major, junior
6.         Course Description:
This course is designed to enable students to apply English to the study, the communication, and the teaching of fine arts. The course concerns not only the English language learning, but also the restructuring and consolidation of students’ previous stock of artistic knowledge.
7.         Textbooks:
Shen, Yue. and Zhao, Xiaoyi. (Eds.). English in Fine Arts for College Students (the first edition). Chongqing: Chongqing Fine Arts Publishing House.
8.         Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9.         Test Mode: Written examination
 
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1. Course Title: 毕业创作考察
2. Course Title: Observation for Graduation Works
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Arts major, senior
6. Course Description:
The course provides students with opportunities to discover and understand local life and culture of different ethnic groups, thus enabling them to gain richer experience, wider perspectives and more source materials for artistic creation upon graduation. Topics will cover instructions for sketches, notes and photographs.
7. Textbooks: Liu Wenxi: Figure Sketches; Liu Wenxi: Figure Painting; Liu Wenxi: Figure line Drawing, People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, 2006.
8. Credit and Hours: 4 weeks, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: assignments
 
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1. Course Title: 创作赏析
2. Course Title: Criticism of Paintings
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Arts major, senior
6. Course Description:
The course centers on criticism of various well-known paintings in Chinese and foreign art history to display different artistic styles and compositions, so that students will be acquainted with basic theories and techniques in drawing composition and will learn to apply those theories and techniques in their own works.     
7. Textbooks:
(1) Classical Chinese Paintings, People’s Fine Arts Publishing House.
(2) A Basic Course in Drawing Composition, China Youth Press.
(3) Jiang Yue. A Basic Course in Principles for Drawing Composition, China Art Publishing Center.
8. Credit and Hours: 8 hours per week, 80 hours in total, 4 credits
9. Test Mode: assignments
 
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1. Course Title: 毕业创作(一)(二)
2. Course Title: Graduation Work (I) (II)
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Arts major, senior
6. Course Description:
This course combines artistic theory and practice, classroom teaching and extra-curricular aids to enable students to produce independently Chinese paintings that tally with Chinese esthetics and reflect spirits of times. Classroom teaching will include selection of source materials, planning, composition, perspective and appreciation of classical works so as to enrich students’ artistic experience. Extra-curricular aids basically cover such topics as collecting and arranging source materials with regard to their taste, significance and subject matter. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the principles and techniques of Chinese painting and be prepared for artistic creation or education. 
7. Textbooks: Qi Ming. Special Features of Famous Chinese Traditional Realistic Painters.(second edition).Liaoning Fine Arts Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 6 credits
9. Test Mode: works of art
 
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1. Course Title: 书画鉴赏
2. Course Title: Appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Arts major, senior
6. Course Description:
The course aims to systematically familiarize students with basic principles and techniques of Chinese art, its esthetic traditions, schools and styles in general, and outstanding works throughout the ages in particular, so that students will be better able to appreciate Chinese calligraphy and painting and improve their own artistic creativity. 
7. Textbooks:
(1) Xue Yongnian. 2007. History of Chinese Painting and Its Appreciation. Beijing: People’s University Press.
(2) Xie Zhiliu. 1998. Appraising Chinese Calligraphy and Painting. Shanghai: Oriental Publishing House.
8. Credit and Hours: 2 hours per week, 36 hours in total, 2 credits
9. Test Mode: Term paper
 
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1. Course Title: 毕业论文
2. Course Title: Graduation Thesis
3. Course Code:
4. Category: Compulsory course
5. Students: Undergraduates of Arts major, senior
6. Course Description:
The course covers a range of topics in thesis writing, focusing on thesis development, structure, organization, and other technical rules required of academic papers, and giving close attention to the enhancement of students’ writing skills, theoretical studies and research abilities.
7. Textbooks:
(1) Guo Youxian. 1999. Guide to Theses Writing.
(2) Shivyakov. 1956. How to Write Graduation Theses (first edition). Translated by Yuan Youqing. Beijing: Science Press.
 
8. Credit and Hours: 4credits
9. Test Mode: Term paper
 
 
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