Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

East Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2018

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Abbe, Daniel, “Vision Under Construction: The Politics of Photography after Provoke” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Ambrozy, Lee, “Bird and Flower Motifs in the Tang-Song Transition (755-1127)” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Hay)

Bartel, Jens, “Style, Space and Meaning in the Large-Scale Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795)” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)

Bellemare, Julie, “‘A New Creation of this Dynasty’: Color Technologies and Imperial Taste in Qing China, 1700-1735” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Cao, Yecheng (Kent), “The Middle Yangtze Region in the Eleventh and Tenth Centuries BCE” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring identities: contemporary Korean photography” (Rutgers University, A. Zervigón)

Chang, Yuri, “Making Monuments: The Production of Space and the Politics of Memory in Post-Gwangju South Korea” (Binghamton University, T. McDonough)

Chen, Yu-chuan, “Activating the Sacred Landscape: The Visual Culture of the Wuyi Mountains” (Stanford University, R. Vinograd)

Cho, Hyeok, “Can the Subaltern Artist Speak?: Postmodernity, Femininity, and Racial Identity in Lee Bul’s Art” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Cho, Yong, “Approaches to Materiality and Flatness: Mongol Imperial Patronage of Buddhist Art in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (Yale University, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Choi, Gina, “Reaching “Peach Blossom Spring”: Poetry and Painting in Fifteenth-Century Japan and Korea” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

David, Elise, “Networks Sketched in Ink: Marketing the Woman Painter Wu Shujuan (1853-1930) in the Shanghai Art World” (The Ohio State University, J. Andrews)

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)

Du, Xiaohan, “On A Snowy Night: Yishan Yining (1247-1317) and the Development of Zen Calligraphy in Medieval Japan” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Fang, Hui, “The Ming's Cosmopolitan Beginnings: Pictorial Art in Yingtian/Nanjing, 1368-c.1450” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Hay)

Gabriel, Douglas, “Between Propaganda and Protest Aesthetics: Realism in North and South Korean Art (1980-1994)” (Northwestern University, H. Feldman)

Gaglia, Nicole Y., “Visualizing Bodies: Public Health and the Medicalized Every day in Modern Japan” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

Gao, Ruiying, “Collating Nature as Culture: Materia Medica Images in Ming China” (University of Kansas, A. McNair)

Horisaki-Christens, Nina, “VIDEO HIROBA: Contingent Publics and Video Communication, 1966-1985” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Huang, Linda, “Re-imagining Post-socialist Corporeality: Technology, Body, and Nation in Post-1989 Chinese Art” (The Ohio State University, J. Andrews)

Jung, Sol, “Assembling “Korea:” Peninsular Arts in Sixteenth Century Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Karyadi, Caitlin, “Shen Nanpin and the Theorization of Painting in Early-Modern Japan” (Princeton University, A. Watsky)

Kim, Jeewon, “Decolonizing the Brush: The Problematics of “Japanese Color” in Modern Korean Painting” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

Kim, Soyeon, “Worshipping the Stars: The Buddha of Polaris in Early Modern East Asian Visual Culture” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Kwon, Vicki Sung-yeon, “Connection in Friction: Participatory Art by Contemporary East Asian Artists in the Contact Zone” (University of Alberta, M. Boone and N. Loveless)

Lee, Elizabeth, “Landscape of Buddhas: Rock-carved Buddhist images on the Korean Peninsula from the 9th to 12th centuries CE” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, H. Shen)

Lin, Nancy, “Making Spaces: Chinese Site-based Art in the 1990s” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

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

Liu, Yang, “Transforming Landscape: Shifting Perceptions of the Human-Nature Relationship in the Evolution of Chinese Art since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Lu, Pengliang, “Chinese Bronzes of the Yuan Dynasty, 127-1368” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Lu, Qi, ”The Temporality of a Pastoral City: Qingzhou during the Liao Dynasty, 907-1125” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, W. Lin)

Lu, Yun-Chen, “Gao Fenghan’s (1683–1749) Path to Eccentricity and the Growth of Epigraphical Writing in Early Qing Yangzhou” (University of California, Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

McGill, Jinny, “Science Visualized: Art, Architecture, and the Display of Modern Japanese Science, 1851–1938” (Penn State, M. Desai)

Min, Kyungso, “Post-translational Belonging: The Languages of the Future in Transnational New Media Art After 1984” (University of Wisconsin-Madison, J. Casid)

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

Park, Haeyun, “Electronic Esperanto: Trans-Pacific Development of Video Art, 1969-1991” (Graduate Center, CUNY, D. Joselit)

Park, Young-Sin, “The Chosŏn Industrial Exposition of 1915” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Qiu, Serena, “The 'Far East' Nearby: Constructing China and Japan at United States World's Fairs 1870s-1910s” (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

Raymond, A. Colin, “Formulations of a Medium: The Rise of Video in Japanese Art 1965-1989” (University of California, Santa Barbara, J. Sorkin and B. Winther-Tamaki)

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

Shan, Dan, “Drawing Connections: Models, Sketches, and Design Transfer From the Album of Daoist and Buddhist Themes and Beyond” (Rice University, S. Huang)

Shao, Yunfei, “From Land to Landscape: Representing West Lake from the 13th to the 19th century” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Soriano, Jon, “The Art of the Kālacakra Tantra in the Qing Dynasty” (UC Berkeley; P. Berger)
Su, Wenjie, “Machines of Time, Towers of Knowledge: Miniature Architectural Spaces and the Design of Timepieces in Sino-European Encounters, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries” (Princeton, T. DaCosta Kaufmann)

Suh, Hwanhee, “Dynamics of Collaboration and Competition in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Painting” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Tang, Kelly, “The Fantastic Theater of Chinese Art in the Twentieth Century”, (Duke University, S. Abe)

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

Uhm, Eunice, “The Subversive Possibilities of Diaspora” (The Ohio State University, N. Kunimoto)

Wan, Sim Hinman, “Third-Space Colonial Architecture: Dutch and Chinese Philanthropic Establishments in the Urbanization of VOC Indonesia, 1640-1740” (University of Illinois at Chicago, M. Pollak)

Wang, Yijing, “Inscribing Transvisuality: Politics, Transoceanic Nebulae, and Coevality of Chinese Language-based Art, 1985-Present” (University of Pittsburgh, M. Gao)

Wargula, Carolyn, “Embodying the Buddha: The Presence of Women in Japanese Buddhist Hair Embroideries, 1200-1700” (University of Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Wei Chen, “The Monasteries of Altan Khan: Mongolian-Tibetan-Chinese Relations Reflected in Timber Frame Architecture of Fifteenth-Seventeenth-century Mongolia” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, ”Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978-2009” (Graduate Center, CUNY, C. Bishop)

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

Yamaguchi, Mai, “Paintings, Bound: The Problems of Reading Nineteenth-Century Japanese Printed Pictorial Books” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Yan, Weitian, “Envisioning Antiquity: Yi Bingshou and the Politics of Memory in the Qing Dynasty” (University of Kansas, A. McNair)

Yang, Xiaoyi, “From Obscurity to Celebrity: Zhangzhou Ceramics for Japan” (Bard Graduate Center, F. Louis)

Yang, Zhiyan, “Contemporaneity and Historicity of the Architecture in Post-Cultural Revolution China: New Architecture across Languages, Media, and Histories, from 1980 to 2005” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Yi, Hye-shim, “Art, Materiality, and Intermediality: The Multimedia Writing Practice of Chen Hongshou (1768-1822)” (UCLA, H. Lee)

Yiu, Shek On John, “Shi-oriented Figure Painting in Northern Song China, c.1040-c.1090” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Hay)

Yoon, Yeorae, “Mapping Gao Fenghan’s Art, 1683-1749: Locality, Experientiality, and Social Criticism” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, J. Hay)

Yu, Leqi, “Xia Yong and the Jiehua Traditions in Yuan China (1279-1368)” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Zhang, Xi, “The City’s Pleasures: Urban Space, Architecture, and Representations in Changing Shanghai, 1800-1920” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Zhao, Jinchao, “The Dissemination and Reception of the Forms, Meanings, and Functions of the Indian Stūpa in China from the Fourth to the Sixth Century” (University of Virginia, D. Wong)

Zhu, Cathy M., “Born in a Golden Light: Images of Omens and Imperial Ambition in the Southern Song Dynasty” (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

Zinner, Valerie, “Sumiyoshi Gukei and Early Modern Yamato-e” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)