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

Chinese Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2011

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Backus, Irene, “Asia Materialized: Perceptions of China in Renaissance Florence” (Chicago, R. Zorach)

Bieberly, Rebecca, “‘True’ Images: Seeing at the Lingyan Temple in Eleventh-Century China” (Michigan, M. Powers)

Bloom, Phillip, “Descent of the Deities: Early Icons of the Water-Land Ritual and the Transformation of the Visual Culture of Song Dynasty (960–1279) Religion” (Harvard, E. Wang)

Brash, Carol, “Keeping the Past Present: Representations of the Garden in 16th-Century China” (Minnesota, R. Poor)

Chang, Su-Chen, “From Local to National: When a National Officer of Backwater Origin Encounters a Cityscape Painting” (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

Chen, Li-Wei, “Writing and Rulership in Eighth-Century China: Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712–756) and the Politics of Calligraphic Style” (Columbia, R. Harrist, Jr.)

Choi, Seokwon, “Fashioning Identities in Late Ming Portraits: Zeng Jing and the Literati of Late Ming Jiangnan” (UC Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Chu, Yangming, “Gentrification of Women in Early Tang Paintings” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Cura, Bernice, “Chinese Bannerman Painters in Beijing, ca. 1700–1770” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Do, Yoohang, “The Painting of Gao Fenghan (1683–1749)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Greenberg, Daniel, “The Art of Tribute in the Reign of the Qianlong Emperor” (Yale, L. Tseng)

Greenwood, Kevin, “Yonghegong: Art, Religion, and Politics in Beijing’s ‘Lama Temple’” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Grimes, Julia Evelyn, “The Elements of Style: The 1950s Art of Zao Wou-Ki” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Guo, Yanlong, “Face and Body: Socio-Politically Coded Tomb Figurines of the Han Dynasty” (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

Guu, Monica, “Polyphonic Texts: Tracking the Meanings of Art Deco in Shanghai, 1923–1937” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Han, Jiayao, “Creating Visual Emblems for Eastern Zhou Militarized Frontier Societies” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Hatch, Michael, “Qian Du (1763–1844), Zhang Yin (1761–1829), and the Problematics of Early Nineteenth-Century Chinese Landscape Painting” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

He, Yanchiuan, “The Materiality, Style, and Culture of Calligraphy in the Northern Song
Dynasty (960–1127)” (Boston, Q. Bai)

Hein, Anke, “Prehistoric Cultures of the Liangshan District: Disentangling Identities in a Multiregional Interaction Sphere” (UCLA, L. von Falkenhausen)

Ho, Christine, “Drawing from Life: Sketching, Landscape, and the Formation of Socialist Realist Guohua” (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Hu, Jun, “Embracing the Circle: Domical Buildings in East Asian Architecture, ca. 200–750” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Hu, Philip, “Mi Qanzhong (1570– ca.1628): An Artist and Patron in Late Ming China” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Huang, I-Fen, “Gu Family Embroidery in Late Imperial and Modern China: From Women’s Needlework to Cultural Legacy” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Hyun, Eleanor, “Encounters and Revisions: 18th-Century Chinese and Korean Art” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Im, Sooa, “Transnational Perspective on Eighteenth-Century Court Documentary Painting in China and Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Jiang, Wei, “Qiao Zhongchang’s Red Cliff Scroll: The Emergence of Scholar Painting and the Early History of Text-Image Relationships in China” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Kwok, Zoe, “Halls to Inhabit, Paths to Wander: Paintings of Court Women from the Five Dynasties (907–960)” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Larrivé-Bass, Sandrine, “Cross-Materiality in Environmental and Ritual Contexts: Bronze Surrogates in Late Bronze Age China, 1045–221 BCE” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

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, Seung-hye, “Space for the Buddha’s Bodies: The Buddhist Relic Depositories in Late Medieval China” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temples in India and China (850–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

Lim, Michelle, “Navigating Floating Worlds: Curatorial Strategies in Chinese Contemporary Art, 1979–2009” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Lin, Jenny, “Above Sea: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Ruins of Shanghai’s New Heaven on Earth” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Liu, April, “Living in Auspiciousness: The Revival of Mianzhu’s New Year Picture (nianhua) Industry” (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

Liu, David, “The Prehistory of the Middle and Lower Changjiang Region” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Liu, Lihong, “A Known World: The Pictorial Construction of Place in the Art of Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, and Lu Zhi” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Liu, Yinxing, “Literati Lenses: Landscape in Chinese Cinema” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Mao, Yiling, “Women’s Painting in 17th-Century China: Persona, Performance, and the Construction of Female Aesthetics” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Martin, Hui Wang, “Guangsheng Monastery: The Study of Its Art and Architecture from a Ming Perspective” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Matteini, Michele, “Painting in the Age of Evidential Scholarship (kaozheng): Luo Ping’s Late Years (ca. 1770–1799)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Oen, Karin, “Admonition and the Academy: Video, Installation, and Performance Art in Reform Era China, 1978–2008” (MIT, C. Jones)

Park, Elissa, “Negotiating the Modern in Art: Pan Yuliang (1895–1977) and Transnational Modernity” (Michigan, M. Powers)

Parke, Elizabeth, “Infrastructures of Critique: The Art and Visual Cultures of Contemporary Beijing” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Peng, Yingchen, “This Imperial Body: The Cultural Enterprise of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908)” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Peterson, Nathan, “Re-imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Qian, Zhijian, “Modernism Re-oriented in a Chinese Context: Painting of Modernist Artists in Wartime Chongqing, 1037–1045” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Rasmussen, Kenneth, “Wang Shen (born ca. l048) and Landscape Painting among the Elite in Northern Song China, 1069–1120” (Yale, R. Barnhart)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Authoring Images: Text and Image in 14th-Century Tibetan Mural Paintings at Zhalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Seiffert, Gregory, “Region and Margin in Seventeenth-Century Nanjing Painting” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Stuer, Catherine, “Maps, Itineraries, Traces: The City of Nanjing and Iconographies of Place in China” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Takamatsu, Mari, “Painting, Theater, and Visual Experience in Early Modern Japan (1596–1644)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Tsai, Chun-Yi J., “Images of the Supernatural Grotesque in China, ca. 1200–1500: Iconographic Origins, Transmissions, and Perceptions” (Columbia, R. Harrist, M. McKelway)

Tunstall, Alexandra, “Woven Paintings: Tapestries in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Wang, Ya-Ling, “The Critical and Institutional Reception of American Abstract Expressionism in Taiwan and China” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Wang, Yang, “Mapping Regional Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1942–1966” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Wishart, Kim, “Collaboration in Painting Practice: Notions of Individuality and Quality in Chinese Art” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Zhang, Jingmin, “Chinese Painting Research Society at Beijing: Modernity, Art, Antiquity, and Nationalism, 1920–1937” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Zhu, Yanfei, “Transtemporal and Cross-Border Alignment: The Rediscovery of Yimin Ink Painting in Modern China, 1900–1949” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)