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, 2012

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Andrei, Talia, “Mapping Sacred Spaces: Representations of Pleasure and Worship in shaji sankei mandara” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

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

Cho, Hyeok, “Can the Subaltern Artist Speak? Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul’s Art” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Erdmann, Mark Karl, “The Azuchiyama Matrix: Architectural Innovation and Political Legitimacy in Sixteenth-Century Japan” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Feltens, Frank, “The Arts of Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716): Succession and Renewal” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Ha, Jungmin, “Shaping Religious Aspiration through Images and Words: Buddhist Sculptures and Mountain Inscriptions in Shandong Province during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–577 CE) in China” (Duke, S. Abe)

Hyun, Eleanor, “Encounters and Revisions: Late Eighteenth-Century Chosŏn Korean and Qing Chinese Art” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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

Jones, Meghen, “Tomimoto Kenkichi and the Discourse of Modern Japanese Ceramics” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Jung, Ghichul, “The Diamond Ordination Platform of Tongdo Monastery: Buddhist Spaces and Imagery in Eighteenth-Century Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Kersey, Kristopher, “Illuminating Discourse: The Role of Pictorial Narrative in Classical Japan” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

Kim, Nayeon, “Conflicted Elegance: Visual Culture Constructed by and around Chosǒn Kisaeng” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Kumagai, Takaaki, “In Search of Alternative Modernity: Kitagawa Tamiji and Postrevolutionary Mexico” (Kansas, M. Kaneko)

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

Lee, Seunghye, “The Art of Enshrining: Buddhist Reliquary Shrines in Tenth- to Fourteenth-Century China and Korea” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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)

Lin, Nancy, “Representing Difference: The Self and Other in Early Twentieth-Century Japanese and Korean Art” (Chicago, C. Foxwell)

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

Morishima, Yuki, “Portraits of Japanese Emperors: Their Political and Ritual Usages in Eighteenth and 19th Centuries” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Naoi, Nozomi, “Takehisa Yumeji and His Modern Beauty: The Development of a New Media Environment in Modern Japan” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Oh, Hye-Ri, “Photography and Criticism in Korea: Modernity, National Identity, and the Conception of Photography from the Late Chosun Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism to Independence” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Paek, Seung Han, “Urbanism, Signs, and the Everyday in Contemporary South Korean Cities” (Ohio State, A. Vinegar)

Park, Young-Sin, “The Chosŏn Industrial Exposition of 1915” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Rio, Aaron M., “Painting China in Medieval Kamakura” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Ritter, Gabriel, “Kitawaki Noboru and Surrealism in Japan, 1930–1951” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Sang, Seung Yeon, “Cultural Essence and National Ceramics: The Formation of the Korean Folk Art Museum Under Japanese Colonial Rule” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Seo, Yoonjung, “Auspiciousness and Propaganda: Court Art in Korea during the Late Chosŏn Dynasty and the Early Colonial Period” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Shin, Chunghoon, “Art as Spatial Critique: South Korean Visual Arts since the Late 1960s” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Su, Stephanie, “Imagining China: Early Twentieth-Century Chinese and Japanese History Painting” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Sumpter, Sara, “The Socio-political Functions of Japanese ‘Vengeful Spirit’ Handscrolls, 1150–1230” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Takesue, Akiko, “Transferred Objects and the Idea of Japan: Japanese Ceramic Collection of Sir William Van Horne” (York University, H. Kal)

Williams, Elizabeth, “Casting a New Mold: The American Silver Industry and Japanese Meiji Metalwork, 1876–1893” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Yang, Yan, “The Landscape Screen at Toji and the Historiography of Yamatoe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)