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, 2006

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Auyeung, Poyin, "Critical Spatial Responses to Urban Redevelopment in Beijing and Shanghai: Art in Public Spaces, 1978–98" (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Beningson, Susan, "Shaping Sacred Space: Early Buddhist Caves and Their Interaction with Ritual Architecture and Artistic Programs of Tombs in Fifth Century China" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Brash, Carol, "Representations of Gardens during the Ming Dynasty: Keeping the Past Present" (Minnesota, R. Poor)

Chaffin, Cortney, "Chu Sculpture of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods: The Significance and Origins of Bizarre Antlered Creatures" (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Chang, Han-Yun, "He Tianjian (1891–1977) and Defense of Guohua" (UC Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Chen, Li-Wei, "Writing and Rulership in Eighth-Century China: Emeror Xuanzong (r. 712–756) and the Politics of Calligraphic Style" (Columbia, R. Harrist Jr.)

Chu, Yangming, "Gentrification of Women in Early Tang Paintings" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Chua, Ying, "Defining Chinese Modernity: The Art and Theory of Xu Beihong (1895–1953)" (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Davis, Walter, "Wang Yiting and the Art of Sino-Japanese Exchange" (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Giuffrida, Noelle, "Representing Zhenwu [the Perfected Warrior] in Late Imperial China" (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Greenwood, Kevin, "Yonghegong: Art, Religion and Politics in Beijing's 'Lama Temple'" (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Han, Jiayao, "Ritual Bronzes of the Liyu Model: Commercialization, Gift-giving and Production in the Late Bronze Age State of Jin" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Hong, Jeehee, "Theatricalizing Death: Performance Images of Mid-Imperial China (11th–13th Centuries)" (Chicago, H. Wu)

Huang, Yun-Ju Michelle, "Dunhuang Cave #446: The Embodiment of Hua-yen Buddhism" (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Murray)

Hung, Lingyu, "From the Sacred to the Secular? A Case Study of Social Complexity and the Yangshao Pottery Tradition in NW China" (Washington, G. Bennett)

Hwang, Karen, "Visual Politics in Dunhuang during the Guiyijun Period, 851–1002" (Harvard, E. Wang)

Kelley, Sonja, "Printmaking in Sichuan after 1949: Regionalism and the Formation of a New National Art in China" (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Kwok, Zoe, "Five Dynasties-Early Song Figure Painting" (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Larrivé-Bass, Sandrine, "Cross-Materiality in Environmental and Ritual Contexts: Bronze Surrogates in Late Bronze Age China, 1045–221 BCE" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Lin, Wei, "The Sixth Dynasty Caves at Qixia: Style and Iconography" (Ohio State, J. Huntington)

Liu, Bo, "When Paintings Speak for the Owners: Political Expressions in Song Dynasty Fan Paintings" (Michigan, M. Powers)

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

Lo, Hui-chi, "From Prince to Emperor: Aixinjueluo Yinzhen's (1678–1735) Political Deployment of Art in Early Qing Dynasty China" (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Lu, Ling-En, "Agricultural Themes in Temple Wall Paintings in the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)" (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Lullo, Sheri, "The Construction of Beauty in Han Dynasty China" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Mao, Yiling, "Women's Painting in 17th-Century China: Persona, Performance, and the Construction of Female Aesthetics" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Martin, Hui Wang, "Guangsheng Monastery: The Study of Its Art and Architecture from a Ming Perpective" (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Matteini, Michele, "Painting in the Age of Evidential Scholarship (kaozheng) Luo Ping's Late Years (ca. 1770–99)" (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Nagano, Naomi, "Functions and Receptions of the Imperial Group Portrait
Paintings Produced at the 18th-Century Qianlong Court" (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Pakhoutova, Elena, "Reproducing the Sacred Places: The Eight Great Events of the Buddha's Life and Their Commemorative Stpas in the Medieval Art of Tibet" (Virginia, D. Wong)

Park, Jae-Suk, "The Rustic Image and Cult of Su Shi: 'Su Shi Wearing Bamboo Hat and Clogs'" (Wisconsin, Madison, J. Murray)

Park, Jong Phil, "Ensnaring the Public Eye: Painting Manuals of Late Ming China (1550–1644) and the Negotiation of Taste" (Michigan, M. Powers)

Rasmussen, Kenneth, "Wang Shen (born ca. 1048) and Landscape Painting among the Elite in Northern Song China, 1069–1120" (Yale, R. Barnhart)

Sutherland, Heather, "Adaptation and Transmission in Early East Asian Funerary Arts: Goguryeo Four Spirits Tombs in Jian" (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Townsend, Cynthia Hart, "A Contextual Study of Chinese Burial Figurines: Eastern Zhou through Northern and Southern Dynasties" (Chicago, H. Wu)

Tunstall, Alexandra, "Woven Paintings: Tapestries in the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Wallace, Leslie, "Chasing the Beyond: Depictions of Hunting in Eastern Han Dynasty Tomb Reliefs from Shaanxi and Shanxi" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Wang, Chen-Shan, "The Kaiyuan Monastery: Architecture, Iconography, and Social Context" (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Wang, Haicheng, "Writing and Civilization in Early Bronze Age China: A Comparative Study" (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Wang, Meiqin, "Confrontation and Complicity: Rethinking Official Art in Contemporary China" (SUNY Binghamton, N. Um)

Wang, Michelle, "Mandalas and the Transformation of Space during the Late Tang Dynasty" (Harvard, E. Wang)

Wang, Yudong, "Half-length Figures and Religious Experience in Ancient China" (Chicago, H. Wu)

Whiteman, Stephen H., "Creating the Kangxi Landscape: Gardens and the Mediation of Imperial Identity at Bishu Shanzhuang" (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Wu, Jui-Man (Mandy), "Art and Identity: Elite Foreigner Tombs in Northern China during the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557–581)" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Xue, Lei, "Eulogy on Burying a Crane (Yiheming) and Mortuary Inscriptions in Medieval China" (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Yao, Erica, "Systems of Display at the Qing Dynasty Court: Visualizing Political Authority in Eighteenth-Century China" (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Yu, Hui-Chun, "Intersection of Past and Present: The Qianlong Emperor and His Ancient Bronzes" (Princeton, S. Naquin)

Zhang, Shaoqian, "Visualized Nationalist Politics: Negotiation and Construction of Chinese Citizen in the Republican Period (1912–49)" (Northwestern, S. E. Fraser)

Zhu, Tianshu, "The Iconology and Iconography of the Buddha Images at Qizil and Kumtura, Kucha Region, Xinjiang, China" (Ohio State, J. Huntington)