Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Japanese/Korean Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2008

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Adler, Fabienne, “First, Abandon the World of Seeming Certainty: Theory and Practice of the ‘Camera-Based Image’ in 1960s Japan” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Adriasola, Ignacio, “Melancholy Sites: The Affective Politics of Marginality in Post-Anpo Japan, 1960–1970” (Duke, G. Weisenfeld)

Bailey, Bradley, “Over There: Yoga, Japonisme, and a New Orientalism” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Bejarano, Shalmit, “The Ideology of the Ideal: Reproduction and Reception of Images of Rice-Cultivation and Silk-Production in Early Modern Japan” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Cho, Hyunjung, “Competing Futures: War Narrative in Postwar Japanese Architecture, 1945–1970” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Hioki, Naoko Frances, “The Color of Conversation: The Aesthetics of Jesuit Folding Screens in Momoyama and Early Tokugawa Japan (1549–1639)” (Graduate Theological Union, A. Garcia-Rivera)

Kameda-Madar, Kazuko, "Image, Text, Ideology, and Network: Transforming Visual Representations of Kyokusuien in Early Modern Japan" (University of British Columbia, J. Mostow)

Kim, Jiyeon, “Status and Identity: Gathering Paintings and Self-Representation of Late Chosŏn Chungin” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Kim, Soomin, “Performing Yayoi Kusama” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Kim, Sung Lim, "The 'Middle People' of the 19th-Century Korea: The Chungin
and the Material Culture of the Late Chŏson Dynasty" (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Kunimoto, Namiko, "Portraits of the Sun: Gender and Violence in the Art of Tanaka Atsuko and Shiraga Kazuo" (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

Lee, Jungsil, “Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lee, Sangnam, “Traces of a Lost Landscape Tradition of the Early Joseon Dynasty (1392–1550): A Case Study of the Cross-Cultural Relationships in Korean and Chinese Paintings” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Lee, Soyoung, "Influence and Reception: Ceramics and Culture from Southern Korea to Western Japan" (Columbia, M. Murase)

Loh, Joseph, "When Worlds Collide: Art, Cartography, and Spatial Imagination in Early Modern Japan" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Moon, Virginia, “The Korean National Treasures System: Exposing the Link and Its Impact on Korean Art” (USC, I. Cho)

Morishima, Yuki, “Portraits of Japanese Emperors: Their Political and Ritual Usages” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Ninomiya-Igarashi, Masumi, “Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and India” (UNC Chapel Hill, P. Ghosh)

O'Leary, Thomas, "Tokyo Visions: Structuring Identity in Contemporary Japanese Photography" (USC, J. Reynolds)

O’Neal, Halle, “The Power of Word: An Examination of Text and Image Issues and the Role of Dharma Relics in Japanese Buddhist Paintings of the Ninth through Fourteenth Centuries” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Pedersen, Hillary, “The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas and Imperial Power in Ninth-Century Japan” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Shepherdson-Scott, Kari, “Utopia/Dystopia: Japan’s Image of the Manchurian Ideal” (Duke, G. Weisenfeld)

Snow, Hilary, “Edo Period (1603–1868) Votive Paintings: Donation and Viewing Practices of Temple Ôema” (Stanford, M. Takeuchi)

Spurgeon, Janet Lee, “Constructing the Classical Japanese Past: History Paintings of the Meiji Period” (Wisconsin, Madison, Q. Phillips)

Tsen, Hsuan, “Spectacles of Authenticity: The Emergence of Mass Entertainment in Japan and America, 1890–1910” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Tsuchikane, Yasuko, "Art, Crafts, Architecture, and Modern Society: Buddhist Temple Decorations in 20th-Century Japan by Domôto Inshô (1891–1975)” (Columbia, M. McCormick)

Wu, Ching-Hsin, “A Buddhist Avant-Garde Painter: Koga Harue (1895–1933) and Modern Art in Japan” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Wu, Xiaojin, “Beyond Decoration: The Forms, Meanings, and Functions of the Ink Bird-and-Flower Screens in Muromachi Japan” (Princeton, Y. Shimizu)

Yoshida, Ken, “Machinic Ecologies: The Articulations of Nature, Humans, and Technology in Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde” (UC Irvine, J. Hall)

Yoshitake, Mika, “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha and Bikyoto in Postwar Japan (1968–1974)” (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)