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, 2013

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Augustin, Birgitta, “Art, Daoism, and Cultural History in Later Yuan China: Intersecting Practices of Three Artist-Intellectuals (ca. 1320–1370)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Chen, Janet, “Representing Talented Women in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Painting: Thirteen Female Disciples Seeking Instruction at the Lake Pavilion” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

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

Chusid, Miriam, “Between Buddhist Temple and Imperial Palace: Reframing the Shōjūraigōji Six Paths Hanging Scrolls” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Greenberg, Daniel, “The Landscape of Empire: Painting, Maps, and Cosmography in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

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

Guo, Yanlong, “Affordable Luxury: Consumption of Mirrors in Han Dynasty Central China” (University of British Columbia, C. Townsend-Gault)

Guu, Monica, “Nightless City: Electricity and Everyday Life in Shanghai, 1882–1945” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

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)

Hatch, Michael, “Qian Du (1763–1844) and Landscape Traditions in an Era of Change” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

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

Ho, Ka-yi, “Imperial Agency and Factional Strife: Art Productions of the Late Ming Court during the Wanli Era, 1573–1620” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

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

Huang, Amy, “Meditating on the Past: Reading Paintings of Seventeenth-Century Nanjing through the Literary Tradition of Jinling huaigu” (Brown, R. Bickford)

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

Hwang, Amy, “Properties of Word and Image: Mou Yi’s 1240 Fulling Cloth Handscroll” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

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

Im, Sooa, “Transnational Perspectives 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)

Kim, Hyun-kyung, “The Return of the Academy Tradition: Jin Cheng (1878–1926) and His Art” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kok, Theeng T., “Rural Villas of Zhejiang” (UCLA, D. Upton)

Kyo, Yi Yi Mon, “Transplantation and Preservation of Tibetan Spaces” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Larrivé-Bass, Sandrine, “Embodied Materials: Emergence of Figural Imagery in Northern China during the Neolithic Period” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Leduc, Marie, “Transition and Transformation: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Marketplace” (University of Alberta, S. Harris, S. Dorow)

Lee, Sang Nam, “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, Young Ji, “Recoding Capital: Socialist Realism and Maoist Images, 1949–1976” (Duke, S. Abe, K. Stiles)

Li, Kin Sum, “The World of the Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Production, Markets, and Exchange 600–100 BC” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

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

Ma, William, “The Art and Craft Workshops at the Catholic Orphanage of Shanghai (Tushanwan): French Jesuit’s Westernization, Proselytization, and Presentation of China (1863–1937)” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

McCoy, Michelle, “The Heavens in the Arts of Tenth- to Fourteenth-Century China and Inner Asia” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Morita, Miki, “Images of Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva in the Art and Religion of the Uyghurs from the Ninth to Fourteenth Century” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Ngan, Quincy, “The Symbolic Value of Pigment and the Materiality of Color in Qiu Ying’s Oeuvre” (The University of Chicago, P. Foong)

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 Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Mural Paintings at Zhalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Scheier-Dolberg, Joseph, “Yu Zhiding (1646–1716) and the Envisioning of the Early Qing World” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Seiffert, Gregory, “The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Shea, Eiren, “Dressing to Please: Fashioning Mongol Identity, Culture, and Power at the Yuan Court (ca. 1250–1400)” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

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

Wang, Michelle, “Characters of Design: Writing and Materiality in Early China” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

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

Wang, Yang, “Localizing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1949–1976” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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

Xu, Jin, “Beholding the Dead: Stone Mortuary Equipment of the Northern Dynasties and Sui” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Yeung, Alan, “Bada Shanren (1627–1705) and the Hermeneutics of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting” (Harvard, E. Wang)

Yeung, Ingrid, “Value and Tradition: Bronze, Stone, and Ceramic Funerary Objects at Yinxu (ca. 1250–1046 BCE)” (Yale, A. Underhill, Y. Kim)

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

Zhong, Yueni, “Technologies of Aesthetics: Art and Alchemy in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Chinese Art” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen sheying and Jishi sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)