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, 2010

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

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

Ikeda, Asato, “Mobilizing Every Body: Japanese Art, Fascism, and War (1931–1945)” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

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

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

Jung, Ghichul, “The Diamond Ordination Platform of Tongdo Monastery: Buddhist Spaces and Imagery in 18th-Century Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Kai, Yoshiaki, “Street Snap: Photography in Japan, 1950–1990” (CUNY, G. Batchen)

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

Kim, Nayeon, “Conflicted Elegance: Visual Culture Constructed by and around Chosǒn Kisaeng” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Kim, Suzie, “Competing Constructivisms in East Asia during the 1930s” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

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, 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)

Lin, Nancy, “Representing Difference: The Self and Other in Early 20th-Century Japanese and Korean Art” (Chicago, C. Foxwell)

Madar (Kameda), Kazuko, “Image, Text, Ideology, and Network: Transforming Visual Representations of Kyokusuien in Early Modern Japan” (University of British Columbia, J. Mostow, H. Tsao)

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)

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, Hye-ri, “Photography and Criticism in Korea: Modernity, National Identity, and the Conception of Photography from the Late Chŏsun Dynastic Period through Japanese Colonialism to Independence” (SUNY Binghamton, J. Tagg)

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

Rio, Aaron M., “Images of Chinese Poets in Medieval Japanese Painting” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Sang, Seung Yeon, “Cultural Essence and National Ceramics: The Formation of the Korean Folk Art Museum under Japanese Colonial Rule” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Seo, Yoonjung, “Auspiciousness and Propaganda: Court Art in Korea during the Late Chosŏn Dynasty and the Early Colonial Period” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Shin, Chunghoon, “Art as Spatial Critique: South Korean Visual Arts since the Late 1960s” (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

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

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

Yoshida, Kenichi, “Modes of Totality in Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde” (UC Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)