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, 2009

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

Brash, Carol, “Keeping the Past Present: Representations of the Garden in Sixteenth-Century China” (Minnesota, R. Poor)

Cai, Yun, “Zhao Mengjian (1199–1264/67) and Late Song Literati Painting” (Brown, R. Bickford)

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: Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712–756) and the Politics of Calligraphic Style” (Columbia, R. Harrist, Jr.)

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

Choi, Sun-ah, “Quest for ‘True Visage’: A Study on the Concept of Real in Medieval Chinese Buddhist Visual Culture” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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)

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

Han, Jiayao, “Creating Visual Emblems for Militarized Frontier Societies of Eastern Zhou Dynastic China (771–221 BCE)” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Hein, Anke, “Prehistoric Cultures of the Liangshan District: Disentangling Identities in a Multiregional Interaction Sphere” (UCLA, L. von Falkenhausen)

Ho, Eliza, “Art, Documentary, and Propaganda in Wartime China: The Photography of Sha Fei (1912–1950)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Hsu, Ya-hwei, “Reshaping Chinese Material Culture: Antiquities Revival in the Era of Print, 960–1279” (Yale, D. Sensabaugh)

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

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

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

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)

Kleutghen, Kristina, “The Emperor’s Perspective: Picturing the Emperor Qianlong’s (r. 1736–1795) Inner Landscape” (Harvard, E. Wang)

Kwok, Zoe, “Halls to Inhabit, Paths to Wander: Paintings of Court Women from the Five Dynasties (907–960)” (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, 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)

Lin, Jenny, “Above Sea: Shanghai Imagined through Modern and Contemporary Art” (UCLA, M. Kwon)

Liu, Ai-lian, “Yang Weizhen (1296–1370) and the Social Art of Painting Inscriptions” (Kansas, A. McNair)

Liu, April, “Living in Auspiciousness: The Revival of Mianzhu's New Year Picture (nianhua) Industry” (University of British Columbia, H. Tsao)

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

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

Mao, Yiling, “Women's Painting in Seventeenth-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 Perspective” (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)

Oen, Karin, “Admonition and the Academy: Video, Installation, and Performance Art in Reform-Era China, 1978–2008” (MIT, C. Jones)

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

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)

Seiffert, Gregory, “Questioning Regionalism in Seventeenth-Century Nanjing Landscape Painting” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

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)

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 (25–220 CE) from Shaanxi and Shanxi" (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

Wang, Peggy, “Responding to the World: Contemporary Chinese Art and the Global Exhibitionary 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: Originality, Creativity, and the Skilling of Contemporary Art in China's Dafen Village” (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, “Mortuary Art in the Northern Zhou China (557–581 CE): Visualization of Class, Role, and Cultural Identity” (Pittsburgh, K. Linduff)

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)