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, 2014

Show completed dissertations

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 Ōkyo (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)

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)

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

Chusid, Miriam, “The Shōjūraigōji Six Paths Scrolls: Representations of Life after Death in Medieval Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Cushman, Carrie, “Temporary Ruins: Miyamoto Ryûji’s Architectural Photography in Postmodern Japan” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

Doebler, Peter, “Seeing the Things You Cannot See: (Dis)-solving the Sublime through the Paintings of Hiroshi Senju” (Graduate Theological Union, R. Nakasone)

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

Feltens, Frank, “Performative Pictures: The Arts of Ogata Korin (1658–1716)” (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)

Heathman, Quintana, “Fictions of Place: Imagined Spaces in Japanese Print Culture, 1770–1820” (Pennsylvania, J. Nelson Davis)

Hiro, Rika, “Explosion, Mutation, and Evaporation: Art and the Aftereffects of the Atomic Bomb in Postwar Japan” (USC, M. Mizuta Lippit; S. Lee)

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

Jung, Sol, “Assembling ‘Korea’: Peninsular Arts in Sixteenth-Century Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Kenmotsu, Jeannie, “Translations in Print: Full-Color Books in Japan, ca. 1750–1770” (Pennsylvania, J. Nelson Davis)

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

Kolodziej, Magdalena, “Empire at the Exhibition: The Imperial Art World of Modern Japan (1907–1945)” (Duke, G.Weisenfeld)

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

Kwon, Yegee, “Embracing Death and the Afterlife: Sculptures of Enma and His Entourage at Rokuharamitsuji” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: The Collecting and Representation of Chinese Antiques in Late Chosŏn Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

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

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)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji’s Chizu (The Map)” (Columbia, J. Reynolds)

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

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

Ricketts, Paul, “Kaleidoscopic Modernisms: Montage Aesthetics in Shanghai and Tokyo Pictorials of the 1920s and 1930s” (UC San Diego, K. Shen)

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)

Shinn, Masako, “The Expression of Vernacular Elements in Contemporary Japanese Interior Architecture” (Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Son, Myenghee, “Like Life: Royal Portraits of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) in Ritual Context” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

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)

Yoo, Ahyoung, “To Be Two Places at Once: Technology, Globalization, and Contemporary Korean Art” (Ohio State, K. Paulsen)