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, 2019

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

Adachi, Naoko, “The Photograph Album and the Image of Japan, 1870-1910” (University of Pennsylvania, J.N. Davis)

Bartel, Jens, "Style, Space and Meaning in the Large-Scale Landscape Paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo (1733-1795)" (Columbia University, M. McKelway) [in the word Ōkyo, the “O” has a macron]

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

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

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

Du, Xiaohan, " Yishan Yining (1247-1317) and the Development of Zen Calligraphy in Medieval Japan" (Columbia University, R. Harrist)

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

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

Jon, Ihnmi, “When Willful Institutionalization Becomes Form: Artworld Globalization, Cai Guo-Qiang, and an Aesthetics of Contingency” (Binghamton University, P. Smart)

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, Hae Yeun, “Unkoku Tōgan (1547–1618) and Painting in Early Modern Western Japan” (Columbia University, M. McKelway)

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

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)

Larson, Ellen “Time Zones: Contemporary Video Art from China, 1988-2019” (University of Pittsburgh, M. Gao)

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Wang, Yijing, “Transvisualizing China: Politics, Transoceanic Nebulae, and Coevality of 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)

Wies, Lillian T., "A Woman’s Role: Women as Artists, Audiences, and Subjects in Modern Japanese Visual Arts, 1900-1930" (University of Maryland, College Park, A. Volk)

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

Xu, Tingting, “Beyond Treaty Ports: Chinese Photography 1860-1916 – Practitioners, Contexts, and Trends” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

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

Yang, Zhiyan, "Reinventing Contemporary Chinese Architectural Culture in the Age of Globalization, 1979-2006" (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Yoon, Soohyun, "Chinese Women Painters of Guanyin, 1450–1750” (Duke University, S. Abe)

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

Zhao, Meng, “Roaming, Listening, Gazing: Human Presence in Song-Yuan Landscape Art, 960-1368” (University of Chicago, H. Wu)

Zhou, Zhenru, “Between the Virtual and the Real: A New Architecture of the Mogao Caves (Dunhuang, China) in 781-1036 CE” (University of Chicago, W. Lin)

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)