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, 2008

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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)

Bieberly, Rebecca, "‘True’ Images: Seeing/Reading at the Lingyan Temple in Eleventh-Century China" (Michigan, M. Powers)

Brash, Carol, “Representations of Gardens under the Ming” (Minnesota, R. Poor)

Chang, Su-Chen, "From Local to National: When a National Officer of Backwater Origin Encounters a Cityscape Painting" (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

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

Cheng, Yen-Wen, “Tradition and Transformation: Cataloging Chinese Arts in the Imperial Era and Early Republican Period” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Choe, Kyungwon, “The Crowing of Hens: Buddhist Paintings Sponsored by Court Women of the Early Chosŏn Dynasty (1392–1592)” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Chou, Wen-shing, "Where Our Journeys End: Visions, Exchanges, and Encounters in Early Modern Representation of Wutaishan" (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

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

Cura, Bernice, “Chinese Bannerman Painters in Beijing, ca. 1700–1770” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

DeJong, Veronica, “Visual (Re)presentations of Women: A Study of Informal Female Portraits, ca. 1580–ca. 1910” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Do, Yoohang, “The Painting of Gao Fenghan (1683–1749)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Greenwood, Kevin, “Yonghegong: Art, Religion, and Politics in Beijing’s ‘Lama Temple’” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Guo, Yanlong, "Face and Body: Socio-Politically Coded Tomb Figurines of the Han Dynasty" (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

Han, Jiayao, “Debatable Paradise: The Adoption of Enemy Customs and Trappings in Tombs of the Zhao State (386–228 BCE), Warring States Period (475–221 BCE)” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Harrer, Alexandra, "Fan-Shaped Bracket Sets and Their Application in Pre-Yuan Monastery Architecture of Shanxi Province" (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Hsu, Ya-hwei, “Antiquarianism and Material Culture in the Song Dynasty” (Yale, D. Sensabaugh)

Hu, Philip, “Mi Qanzhong (1570–ca.1628): An Artist and Patron in Late Ming China” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

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

Hung, Ling-yu, “Ceramic Craft Specialization and the Development of Social Hierarchy in Late Neolithic Northwestern China (ca. 5300–4050 BP)” (Washington University, 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)

Kim, Minku, “Apologetics for the Cult of Foreign Images: Epigraphic Evidence for Early Buddhist Art in China” (UCLA, L. von Falkenhausen, G. Schopen)

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)

Lee, Risha, “Tamil Merchant Temples in India and Abroad (848–1281)” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, R. Harrist)

Lee, Sangnam, “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)

Lim, Michelle, “Navigating Floating Worlds: Curatorial Strategies in Chinese Contemporary Art, 1979–2009” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Liu, Ai-Lian, “Yang Weizhen (1296–1370) and His Painting Inscriptions” (Kansas, M. Huafler)

Liu, April, "Living Images: Mianzhu's Lunar New Year Pictures (nianhua) in Transformation, 1860–1937" (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

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, "Political Advancement and Spiritual Transcendence: The Yongzheng Emperor's (1678–1735) Deployment of Portraiture" (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Loring, Kristen, “Region, Locality, and Visual Strategy: Hua Yan (1682–1756) and ‘Yangzhou School’ Painting” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Lullo, Sheri A., “Constructing Beauty in Life and Death during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) in 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. 1770–1799)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Orell, Julia, “Picturing the Yangzi River: Particular Landscapes in Song and Yuan Dynasty China” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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

Park, Elissa, “Negotiating the Modern in Art: Pan Yuliang (1895–1977) and Transnational Modernity” (Michigan, M. Powers)

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)

Sigur, Hannah, “Mukei and the Modern Art-Craft Movement in 1920s Japan” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Takamatsu, Mari, “Painting, Theater, and Visual Experience in Early Modern Japan (1596–1644)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

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

Tsultem, Uranchimeg, "Ikh Khüree: Nomadic Monastery of Mongolia" (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

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

Wallace, Leslie V., “Chasing the Beyond: Depictions of Hunting in Eastern Han Dynasty Tomb Reliefs (25–220 CE) from Shaanxi and Shanxi” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Wang, Peggy, “Responding to the World: Contemporary Chinese Art and the Global Culture in the 1990s” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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

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

Wong, Winnie, "After the Copy: China, Dafen Village, and the Hand-Painted Art Product (1979–)" (MIT, C. Jones)

Wright, Amanda, “Qiu Ti (1906–1958) and the Storm Society (1931–1935): Modernist Ideology, Public Receptivity, and Personal Identity” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Wu, Jui-man Mandy, “Art and Self-Identification by Elite Foreigners in China during the Northern Zhou Period (557–581 CE)” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

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

Zhang, Fan, "Drama Entertains the Spirit: Art, Ritual, and Theatre in Jin and Yuan Dynasty, Pingyang, Shanxi, China” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Zhang, Shaoquian, "Visualizing New Republican China: Pictorial Construction of the Chinese Citizen (1912–49)" (Northwestern, S. Fraser)

Zhu, Xiaoqing, "Pang Xunqin (1906–1985): A Chinese Avant-Garde, 1925–1945" (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Zuo, Lala, “13th- to 14th-Century Architecture along the Yangzi River in China" (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)