ART HISTORY: Essay Proposal

What is Chinese tomb art?

  • Definition of tomb art.
  • What is tomb art in Chinese culture, hence what makes chinese tomb art different from other culture’s tomb art.
  • The purpose of tomb art for Chinese: religious, social, personal functions.


Compare two bronzes from the Shang dynasty.

  • Form of tomb art during the Shang dynasty: bronzes.
  • Types of bronzes found.
  • Brief information on Royal tombs and their burial items as well as commoners’ tombs and their items.
  • (More detailed)  Hence, comparing two bronzes found from Lady Hao tomb (royal tomb) and a commoner/person of a non-royal blood’s tomb.
    • The differences
    • The similarities
    • Meanings
  • Claim: The importance of Shang funeral bronzes is more inclined towards differentiating social status rather than religious purposes.



[Week 1 Journal] What Type of Learner Are You?

So, I took the test first, and my best intelligence is Kinesthetic. Here is the order:

  1. Kinesthetic
  2. Intrapersonal
  3. Linguistic
  4. Interpersonal
  5. Logical

The five intelligences are more than 60% of the the chart, and it is surprising that, despite being an artist wannabe, my visual intelligence is not my strongest.

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However, I do still think that I am a visual+kinesthetic learner in real life. And i’m definitely not an auditory learner because listening to online lecture only without writing anything/looking at a moving lecturer is totally boring. I will doze off or get distracted.