Opinion: Stop crediting the West for ‘inspiring’ classical Chinese art

Society & Culture

"For centuries, archaeologists and art historians have been eager to see the imprint of the Greeks in works of art and architecture throughout the world," write Brown University professors Johanna Hanink and Felipe Rojas Silva. "But this view rests on a Eurocentric logic that has long assumed other civilizations were fundamentally incapable of creating highly technical, impressive, and aesthetically pleasing works of art."