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, 2009

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Adriasola, Ignacio, “Melancholy Sites: The Affective Politics of Marginality in Post-Anpo Japan, 1960–1970” (Duke, G. Weisenfeld)

Bailey, Bradley, “Over There: Yoga, Japonisme, and a New Orientalism” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Bejarano, Shalmit, “Pictures of Agriculture and Sericulture: Iconography and Ideology in Early Modern Japan” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Cho, Hyunjung, “Competing Futures: War Narratives in Postwar Japanese Architecture, 1945–1970” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Ikeda, Asato, “Japanese War Art and Fascism” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian, J. Mostow)

Jones, Meghen, “Tomimoto Kenkichi and the Discourse of Modern Japanese Ceramics” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Kamata, Mayumi, “Yanase Masamu: Art and Japanese Consciousness of the Modern” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kelley, Erin, “Confronting Modernity: Shirakaba and the Japanese Avant-Garde” (Pennsylvania, J. Davis)

Kim, Soomin, “Performing Yayoi Kusama” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Kunimoto, Namiko, “Portraits of the Sun: Gender and Nationhood in the Art of Tanaka Atsuko and Shiraga Kazuo” (UC Berkeley, G. Levine, A. Wagner)

Lee, Jeehyun, “Crossing National Borders: Japonisme and the Development of Japanese Oil Painting, 1886–1907” (Pennsylvania, J. Davis)

Lee, Jungsil, “Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

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)

Lee, Soyoung, “Influence and Reception: Ceramics and Culture from Southern Korea to Western Japan” (Columbia, M. Murase)

Loh, Joseph, “When Worlds Collide: Art, Cartography, and Spatial Imagination in Early Modern Japan” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Moon, Virginia, “The Grafting of a Canon: The Politics of Korea's National Treasures and the Formation of an Art History” (USC, I. Cho)

Morishima, Yuki, “Portraits of Japanese Emperors: Their Political and Ritual Usages” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

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

Ninomiya-Igarashi, Masumi, “Nationalizing Art, Constructing Asia: Okakura Kakuzo and India” (UNC Chapel Hill, P. Ghosh)

O’Neal, Halle, “The Power of Word: An Examination of Text and Image Issues and the Role of Dharma Relics in Japanese Buddhist Paintings of the Ninth through Fourteenth Centuries” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Oh, Younjung, “Art into Everyday Life: The Japanese Department Store, 1900s to 1930s” (USC, J. Reynolds)

Pedersen, Hillary, “The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas and Imperial Power in Ninth-Century Japan” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Shepherdson-Scott, Kari, “Utopia/Dystopia: Japan’s Image of the Manchurian Ideal” (Duke, G. Weisenfeld)

Snow, Hilary K., “Ema: Display Practices of Edo Period Votive Paintings” (Stanford, M. Takeuchi)

Talbot, Lee, “Women, Textiles, and Upper-Class Domestic Environments in Late Choson-Dynasty Korea” (The Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Wu, Ching-Hsin, “A Buddhist Avant-Garde Painter: Koga Harue (1895–1933) and Modern Art in Japan” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Wu, Xiaojin, “Beyond Decoration: The Forms, Meanings, and Functions of the Ink Bird-and-Flower Screens in Muromachi Japan” (Princeton, Y. Shimizu).

Yoshitake, Mika, “Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha and Bikyoto in Postwar Japan (1968–1974)” (UCLA, M. Kwon, G. Baker)