This course will focus on the exchange and the clashes between European art and Chinese art during the period of the Rococo in Europe and the Qing Dynasty in China. The lectures will discuss the porcelain trade between China and Europe (the types of porcelain that China manufactures, the western reception of Chinese porcelain, European interpretation of Chinese porcelain, etc.), the collector Emperor Qianlong who had a taste for European art, the building and the destruction of the Old Summer Palace, the decorative arts (snuffboxes, furniture, etc.) and Lang Shining, the Jesuit court artist who brought a Western perspective to Chinese paintings. Participants will also practice the skill of formal analysis which is paramount in art history research.