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, 2013

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

Bailey, Bradley, “Objects and Their Subjects: The Making of History in Modern Japan and Europe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Bartel, Jens, “Style, Space, and Meaning in the Large-Scale Paintings of Maruyama Okyo (1733–1795)” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Chan, Yen-Yi, “Buddhist Icons and Family History: Images in the Kōfukuji Nanendō and the Fujiwara Family” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring Identities: Contemporary Korean Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Chang, Yuri, “Making Monuments: The Production of Space and the Politics of Memory in Post-Gwangju South Korea” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Chiong, Waiyee, “A Medley of Brushes: Painting Collaborations in Eighteenth-Century Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

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

Choi, Hyejeong, “Mireuksa (629–639 CE), Temple of Maitreya, the Future Buddha” (Ohio State, J. Huntington)

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

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)

Gellert, Carl, “Death Re-envisioned: Cross-cultural Contact and the Material Culture of Japan’s Fujinoki Tomb” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine)

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 Choson Korean and Qing Chinese Art” (Chicago, H. Wu, C. Foxwell)

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, Jung Hui, “Battling for the Cradle: Religion, Gender, and Class in Images of Childbirth in Edo Japan” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

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, Joo Yun, “Sensuous Communities: Materialized Spectatorship in Ryoji Ikeda’s Intermedia Installation and Performance” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

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

Lin, Nancy, “The Representation of Difference: Early Twentieth-Century Japanese and Korean Art” (Chicago, C. Foxwell)

Miller, Alison, “Mother of the Nation: Femininity, Modernity, and Class in the Image of Empress Teimei” (Kansas, M. Kaneko)

Min, Yun-jeong, “The Reception of Western Art and the Art Academy during the Meiji Period (1868–1912) of Japan” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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

Naoi, Nozomi, “Beyond the Modern Beauty: Takehisa Yumeji and the New Media Environment in Modern Japan” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Oh, Hye-ri, “The Concept of Photography in Korea: The Genealogy of the Korean Conception of Sajin from the Late Choson Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism” (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, “Connecting across Boundaries: Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives on the Use of Chinese Images in Chosŏn Court Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

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

Voorhies, Rachel, “Carved into the Living Rock: Japanese Stone Buddhist Sculpture and Site in the Heian and Kamakura Periods” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Yang, Yan, “The Toji Landscape Screen and the Historiography of Yamato-e” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Japanese Regional Modernism and Colonialism: Architectural Interaction between Manchuria and Western Japan, 1905–1945” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)