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Rough essay plan


Monday, Feb 29, 2016 - 12:13:15 am

@ 風鳴る翼

My very initial rough essay plan

Q1: What is Chinese Tomb art? Compare 2 bronzes from the Shang dynasty or compare 2 terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty.


-the year/when/what period

-what is chinese tomb art? What are considered tomb art.

-what objects are usually found?

-where is it found?

-some examples of it?

-prominent examples? Difference between royalty/rich ppl and normal ppl?


In this paper, I will Read more →

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*There seems to be something wrong with your posting--it keeps repeating itself. *Are you writing on bronzes or terracotta figures? *Your current claim is a plan: to find a claim, please choose two objects, then compare the similarities and differences. Then, look for recurring patterns or binaries (opposites). *there seems to be an idea lurking in your point about the tomb art of the wealthy and the poor. But, I don't know if we have enough information about bronzes to make such a claim. They seem to all come from royal tombs...
Thank you Ms Sujatha for pointing out my mistake, I have corrected the post already. I am planning to do on Terracotta warriors. So what I have to do now is to fix on 2 objects to continue proceed on the points?
So, it looks as if you will have 3 body paragraphs. But, at this point, we don't know whether you will address each object separately (i.e. have two separate body paragraphs). You can arrange a comparison essay in many different ways. You could also do a paragraph on similarities and another on differences. Anyway, to find your claim, choose your two objects and start comparing.

Proposal for Art Hist Essay


Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 - 08:49:42 pm

@ Darrenjh

What is Chinese Buddhist art? Compare two sculptures and address the question of change in art and religion when Buddhism arrives in China. The images need to be from lecture or from the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Hi everyone! So these were the two images which I took from the Asian Civilisation Museum in Singapore. Reason why I chose this 2 sculpture to answer the Read more →

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Excellent introduction, but where is your claim? Is it the last sentence in the intro? If so, it is too broad. The choice of subject is good in that you are choosing objects you have seen in person. But, there are from two different countries. You are making life difficult for your self. Why not choose two objects from China? (looking at how Guanyin becomes more female over time?) I believe there is another piece that belongs to the ACM (look at the book on reserve at ADM called The Divide Within: Art & Living Culture of India and South Asia). Your claims are in the conclusion. Your claims need to begin in the introduction and be woven into the body paragraphs. It also looks as if you might go over the word count...

Essay proposal (rough outline and some thoughts)

Andrew Wong

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 - 11:46:16 am

@ Ola Señorita

Draft thesis/claim : the evolution and rise of Chinese ceramics, especially aesthetics, was to a large extent influenced by other countries

Paragraph 1: introductory information such as uses of early ceramics in native China, brief info about processes involved, importance placed on various types of ceramics (dominant color was black, designs were geometric and simple ones depicting animals or human faces), Read more →

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Good initial claim, but it is still too broad. Are you saying all Chinese ceramics were influences by foreign cultures? No. Please be more specific. Also, what do you mean by "aesthetics?" Why don't you put your point about trade in your intro? You seem to have an idea about early ceramics as being functional and later ceramics being for a tribute. if you want to go down this route, be more specific (choose the ceramics, time period). There seems to be at least two papers in this introduction! You also have an idea lurking in your comparison of a Chinese ceramic used by the crew and another used for export. Your final claim about China is known for its ceramics is too broad. You need to also get some facts correct: Glazing began in the Han period. Shang is known for its bronzes. Taoism is not around in the Shang. It begins in the Zhou dynasty. Porcelain is being produced even now at Jingdezhen. Please post a new proposal.