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

East Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2015

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Ambrozy, Lee, “Bird and Flower Motifs in the Tang-Song Transition (755–1127)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Andrei, Talia, “Mapping Sacred Spaces: Representations of Pleasure and Worship in 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 Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733–1795)” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Cao, Yecheng (Kent), “The Middle Yangtze Region in the Eleventh and Tenth Centuries BCE” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

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)

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

Chiong, Waiyee, “Juxtaposing Brushes: Painting Collaborations in Early Modern 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, Seok Won, “Fashioning Identities in Late Ming Portraits: Zeng Jing and the Literati of Late Ming Jiangnan” (UC Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Choi, Sooran, “The South Korean Avant-garde, 1967–1992: Subterfuge as Radical Agency” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

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)

David, Elise, “Networks Etched in Ink: Marketing the Woman Painter Wu Shujuan (1853–930) in the Shanghai Art World” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Denney, Joyce, “The Story of Troy Finds a Home in Macau: A Set of Multicultural Embroidered Hangings of the Seventeenth Century” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Eschenburg, Madeline, “Migrating Subjects: Urbanization and the Body in Contemporary Chinese Art” (Pittsburgh, M. Gao; T. Smith)

Feltens, Frank, “Medium and Performance in the Art of Ogata Kōrin, 1658–1716” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Guo, Xinran, “Afterimages of Socialism: Contemporary Chinese Art, 2000–2008” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

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)

Heathman, Quintana, “Fictions of Place: Imagined Spaces in Edo 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)

Huang, Amy, “Qiao Zhongchang’s Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff: Text and Image, Poetry and Painting, Narrative and Lyrical” (Brown, J. Moser)

Huang, Bing, “Occidental Design: Precision and Mechanized Worldview of Eighteenth-Century China” (Harvard, E. Wang)

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

Huang, Linda, “The Counter-image of Resistance: Chinese Avant-garde Art in the Age of Fiber Optics” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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

Jiang, Wei, “Poetry and Painting: Qiao Zhongchang’s Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff Handscroll” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Jung, Ghichul, “The Diamond Ordination Platform of Tongdo Monastery: Buddhist Spaces and Imagery in 18th-Century Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

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

Kenmotsu, Jeannie, “The Color Revolution: Printed Books in Eighteenth-Century Japan” (Pennsylvania, J. Nelson Davis)

Kim, Hyun-kyung, “Renewed Tradition: Jin Cheng (1878–1926) and the Revival of Song Realism in Modern China” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kim, Mina, “An Ensemble of the Past and Present: The Art of Pan Tianshou (1897–1971)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kolodziej, Magdalena, “Empire at the Exhibition: The Imperial Art World of Modern Japan (1907–1937)” (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)

Lam, Kevin, “Figuring a New China: Figure Painting of the Lingnan School in Republican China, 1911–1949” (Northwestern, S. Fraser)

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

Lee, Jungeun, “Displaying Authority: The Socio-political Role of Formal Display in Ashikaga Shogunal Palaces” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

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

Lu, Pengliang, “Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty, 127–1368” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

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)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Moblard Meier, Anna-Marie, “Mutual Encounters: The Wiener Weltausstellung, the Changing Arts of Japan, and Viennese Japonismus” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji, the Map, and Postwar Japanese Photography” (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)

Parke, Elizabeth, “Infrastructures of Critique: Art and Visual Culture of Beijing, 1978–2012” (Toronto, M. Yue)

Peng Peng, “The Lost-wax Process in Bronze Age China” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Painted Books for Plaster Walls: Visual Words in the Fourteenth-Century Murals at the Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Shalu” (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)

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)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

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

Wang, Gary, “Modern Girls and Musclemen: Engendering Mei (Beauty) in China, 1917–1954” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

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

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

Xu, Jin, “Picturing Death: Stone Mortuary Furniture in the Northern Dynasties and Sui (386–618 AD)” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Yang, Xiao, “Ethnicity, Gender, and Wartime Modern Chinese Painting (1931–1949)” (Northwestern, S. Fraser)

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

Yeung, Ingrid, “On Plainness: Plain Bronze Vessels from Yinxu Burials (ca. 1250–1046 BCE)” (Yale, A. Underhill; Y. Kim)

Yin, Yanfei, “Traditionalist Painting and Poetry in Twentieth-Century China” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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

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