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, 2010

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Arthur, Brid, “Putting Lhasa on the Map: 18th–20th Century Depictions of the City’s Monuments” (Ohio State, J. Huntington)

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

Brash, Carol, “Keeping the Past Present: Representations of the Garden in 16th-Century China” (Minnesota, R. Poor)

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

Campbell, Aurelia, “Emperors, Eunuchs, Craftsmen, and the Creation of the Gan-Qing Architectural Style in Early Ming China” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

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)

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

Harrer, Alexandra, “Fan-Shaped Bracket Sets and Their Application in Religious Timber Architecture of Shanxi Province” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

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

Hu, Philip, “Mi Qanzhong (1570–ca.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, “Pottery Production, Mortuary Practices, and Social Complexity of the Majiayao Culture in Northwest China (ca. 3300–2000 BC)” (Washington University, G. Bennett, T. Kidder)

Hyun, Eleanor S., “Encounters and Revisions: Late 18th-Century Chinese and Korean Art.” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Im, Sooa, “Transnational Perspective on Eighteenth-Century Court Documentary Painting in China and Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Ji, Minkyung, “Secularizing the Visual in Death: Images and Material Consumption in Funerary Art of Mid-Imperial China and Korea” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

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, “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)

Laursen, Sarah, “Leaves that Sway: Gold Xianbei Cap Ornaments from Northeast China” (Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Leduc, Marie, “Transition and Transformation: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Marketplace” (University of Alberta, S. Harris, S. Dorow)

Lee, Risha, “Constructing Communities: Tamil Merchant Temples in India and China (850–1281)” (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)

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)

Liu, Lihong, “A Known World: The Pictorial Construction of Place in the Art of Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, and Lu Zhi” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

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 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)

Mathison, Christina “Identity, Modernity, and Occupation: The Colonial Style of Taiwanese Painter Chen Chengbo (1895–1947)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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)

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

Parke, Elizabeth, “Mapping the Urban: Art and Visual Culture in Beijing (1900–2008)” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Peng, Yingchen, “This Imperial Body: The Cultural Enterprise of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908)” (UCLA, H. S. Lee)

Peterson, Nathan J., “Re-Imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

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)

Richardson, Sarah, “The Golden House of Many Coloured Paintings: Opulence, Cosmopolitanism, and Authority in the Building of Zhwalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

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

Shi, Jie, “Housing the Majesty in the Dark: Princely Tombs in Western Han China (206 BCE–8 CE)” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Stuer, Catherine, “Trace into Landscape: Nanjing in Painting, Print, and Photography, 1830s–1930” (Chicago, H. Wu)

Yu, Christina, “Building a Community through Painting: Fourteenth-Century Chinese Scholars” (Chicago, H. Wu)

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

Tsai, Chun-Yi J., “Images of the Supernatural Grotesque in China, ca. 1200–1500: Iconographic Origins, Transmissions, and Perceptions” (Columbia, R. Harrist, M. McKelway)

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

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

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

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

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