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, 2014

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Augustin, Birgitta, “Art, Daoism, and Cultural History in Later Yuan China: Intersecting Practices of Three Artist-Intellectuals (ca. 1320–1370)” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay)

Cacchione, Orianna, “Going Our Own Way: Transnational Practice, Translation, and Parallel Discourses of Contemporary Chinese Art” (UC San Diego, K. Shen)

Chen, Janet, “Representing Talented Women in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Painting: Thirteen Female Disciples Seeking Instruction at the Lake Pavilion” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Choi, Seokwon, “Fashioning Identities in Late Ming Portraits: Zeng Jing and the Literati of Late Ming Jiangnan” (UC Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Denney, Joyce, “The Story of Troy Finds a Home in Macau: A Set of Multicultural Embroidered Hangings of the Seventeenth Century” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Emrich, Elizabeth, “Modernity through Experimentation: Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Woodcut Movement” (Cornell, A. Pan)

Greenberg, Daniel, “A New Imperial Landscape: Ritual, Representation, and Foreign Relations in the Qianlong Court (1735–1796)” (Yale, Y. Kim)

Grimes, Julia Evelyn, “The Elements of Style: The 1950s Art of Zao Wou-Ki” (UCLA, H.S. Lee)

Guu, Monica, “Nightless City: Electricity and Everyday Life in Shanghai, 1882–1945” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Ha, Jungmin, “Shaping Religious Aspiration through Images and Words: Buddhist Sculptures and Mountain Inscriptions in Shandong Province during the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–577 CE) in China” (Duke, S. Abe)

Hatch, Michael, “Qian Du (1763–1844) and Landscape Traditions in an Era of Change” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Ho, Ka-yi, “Imperial Agency and Factional Strife: Art Productions of the Late Ming Court during the Wanli Era, 1573–1620” (UCLA, H.S. Lee)

Huang, Amy, “Meditating on the Past: Reading Paintings of Seventeenth-Century Nanjing through the Literary Tradition of Jinling huaigu” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Huang, Bing, “Occidental Design: Instrumental Precision and Spatial Diagramming in Eighteenth- Century China” (Harvard, E. Wang)

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

Hwang, Amy, “Properties of Word and Image: Mou Yi’s 1240 Fulling Cloth Handscroll” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Jiang, Wei, “Poetry and Painting: Qiao Zhongchang’s Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff” Handscroll” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Kim, Hyun-kyung, “The Return of the Academy Tradition: The Song Tradition, Japan, and the West in the Art of Jin Cheng (1878–1926)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kim, Mina, “An Ensemble of the Past and Present: The Art of Pan Tianshou (1897–1971)” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Kok, Theeng, T., “Rural Villas of Zhejiang” (UCLA, D. Upton)

Kyo, Yi Yi Mon, “Transplantation and Preservation of Tibetan Spaces” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Larrivé-Bass, Sandrine, “Embodied Materials: The Emergence of Figural Imagery in Prehistoric China” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

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

Lee, Hsinyi Tiffany, “Through a National Lens: Art Photography and Nationalism in Modern China, 1919–1937” (Stanford, R. Vinograd)

Lee, Ja Won, “Visualizing the Past: The Collecting and Representation of Chinese Antiques in Late Chosŏn Korea” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lee, Young Ji, “Recoding Capital: Socialist Realism and Maoist Images, 1949–1976” (Duke, S. Abe, K. Stiles)

Li, Kin Sum, “The World of the Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Production, Markets, and Exchange 600–100 BC” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

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

Lu, Pengliang, “Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368)” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Ma, Lesley, “Abstraction in the Art of Postwar Taiwan: Fifth Moon Painting Society, 1957–1972” (UC San Diego, K. Shen)

Ma, William, “The Art and Craft Workshops at the Catholic Orphanage of Shanghai (Tushanwan): French Jesuit’s Westernization, Proselytization, and Presentation of China (1863–1937)” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

McCoy, Michelle, “The Heavens in the Arts of Tenth- to Fourteenth-Century China and Inner Asia” (UC Berkeley, P. Berger)

Peterson, Nathan, “Reimaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Rado, Mei, “Xiyang Textiles in the Eighteenth-Century Qing Imperial Court: Fabrication, Display, and Representation of the West” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Rasmussen, Kenneth, “Wang Shen (born ca. l048) and Landscape Painting among the Elite in Northern Song China, 1069–1120” (Yale, R. Barnhart)

Richardson, Sarah Aoife, “Authoring Images: Painting and Inscription in the Fourteenth-Century Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Shalu” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

Scheier-Dolberg, Joseph, “Yu Zhiding (1646–1716) and the Envisioning of the Early Qing World” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Seiffert, Gregory, “The Album Format in Nanjing Painting, 1640–1680” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Shea, Timothy, “New Space: Locating Avant-Garde Artists in China’s Art Academies, 1977–1986” (UC San Diego, K. Shen)

Tsai, Chun-Yi J., “Zhong Kui and the Supernatural Grotesque in Paintings of the Late Southern Song (1127–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) Dynasties” (Columbia, R. Harrist; M. McKelway)

Tung, Stephanie, “Truth in Translation: Discourses of Photography in Republican Era China” (Princeton, J. Silbergeld)

Wang, Ya-Ling, “The Institutional Reception of American Abstract Expressionism in Taiwan and China” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Wang, Yang, “Localizing National Art in Maoist China: The Chang’an School of Ink Painting, 1949–1976” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

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

Yeung, Ingrid, “Unassuming Things: Plain Bronze Vessels and Colorful Pebbles from Yinxu Burials (ca. 12560–1046 BCE)” (Yale, A. Underhill, Y. Kim)

Yin, Yanfei, “Traditionalist Painting and Poetry in Twentieth-Century China” (Ohio State, J. Andrews)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen sheying and Jishi sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)