Arts of China Consortium

hosted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

TO ATTEND: Conferences, Symposia, Seminars, Lectures











Listings below are organized chronologically.

"New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future"

Textile Society of America 14th Biennial Symposium
Los Angeles, CA
10-14 September 2014

[from TSA, 8/26/14; papers/panels relating to East Asia listed below]

Pre-symposium Workshop: Early Chinese Textile Analysis Featuring Selections from the Lloyd Cotsen Textiles Traces Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Workshop Leader: Feng Zhao (China National Silk Museum) assisted by Elena Phipps (Textile Society of America)

2D. Alternative Plant Fibers: Preservation, Development, Sustainability
- Yuko Fukatsu (Tama Art University) & Ryoko Murai (Ohoigawa Kuzufu Studio), "Traditional Textile Design for Social Innovation Toward Sustainability in Japan"
- Tatsuhiko Murai (Ohoigawa Kuzufu Studio), "Changing of Kudzu Textiles in Japanese Culture"

5E. Histories of Textile Arts—and How to Teach Them
- Feng Zhao, "Teaching Silk History in China"

6B. Textiles in China: Identity, Literacy and Communication
Chair: Lee Talbot (Textile Museum)
- Mei Rado (Bard Graduate Center), "Imitation and Invention: Weaving 'European-Style' Silks under Qing Imperial Patronage"
- Rachel Silberstein (University of Oxford), "Words and Symbols: A Preliminary Study of Literate Communication in Chinese Embroidery"
- Gloria Gonick (independent scholar, Los Angeles), "Innovation and Preservation of Manichaean Textiles in Southern Coastal China in the Seventeenth to Twentieth Centuries"
- I-Fen Huang (Brown University), "Embroidering for the Nation: Embroidered Portraits and the Invention of an Artistic Tradition in Modern China"

7B. New Studies: South and Southeast Asia
- Serena Lee (Textile Odyssey), "Redefining Borders and Identity: Ethnic Dress of the Lolo/Yi Groups Across the Vietnam-China Border"

7D. Facing Challenges: Global Development
- Toshiyuki Sano and Yuka Matsumoto (University of the Ryukyus), "Changes in the Way of Traditional Cloth Makings and the Weaver’s Contribution in the Ryukyus"

8B. Changing Perspectives on the Ancient Old World
- Mariachiara Gasparini (University of Heidelberg), "A Fragmented Treasure on Display. The Turfan Textile Collection and the Humboldt Forum"
- Zvezdana Dode (Stavropol State University), "New Finds of Clothing: Mongolian Nomads in the South of Russia"

8D. Panel Discussion: Contemporary Textile & Fiber Art Exhibitions: TSA Juried Exhibition and Hangzhou Triennial
- Shi Hui and Li Xi, "Fiber Vision": Hangzhou International Triennial of Fiber Art"

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China Project Workshop

Institute of Fine Arts
New York University

[courtesy of IFA, 10/22/14]

12 September
Susan Whitfield (International Dunhuang Project, British Library), "The Silk Road Contextualised: Stupas, Silk and Slaves"

10 October
Susan Beningson (Brooklyn Museum), "Bridging Past and Future: The New Chinese Art Galleries at the Brooklyn Museum"

24 October
Painting under the Five Dynasties, Liao, and Northern Song Dynasties
- Jonathan Hay (IFA), Opening remarks
- Fan Zhang (Institute for Study of the Ancient World, NYU), "Underground Blossoms: Peony Paintings in Liao Tombs"
- Hsueh-man Shen (IFA), Response and general discussion
- Jia Liu (IFA), "The Depiction of Female Figures in Tomb Murals near Beijing and Datong"
- François Louis (Bard Graduate Center), Response and general discussion
- Mei-yee Ho (IFA). "The Representation of Apsarases in Fengguo Temple"
- Hsueh-man Shen, Response and general discussion
- Cheng Shen (IFA), "The Phoenix Image in Liao Art"
- François Louis, Response and general discussion
- Hui Fang (IFA), "Substitutional Portraiture in Liao Tomb Murals"
- Hsueh-man Shen, Response and general discussion
- Gillian Canavan (IFA), "Modern Maps as Constructed Presentations of Space"
- François Louis, Response and general discussion
- Lingyao Zhong (NYU), "The International Movement of North-Chinese Artists as Diplomats, Spies, and Prisoners-of-War"
- Olga Panova (Russian University for the Humanities), Response and general discussion
- Jonathan Hay, "On the Date of the Yemaotai Landscape"
- François Louis, Response and general discussion

4 December
Tao Wang (Sotheby's), lecture title forthcoming

13 March 2015
Jonathan Hay (IFA), "Teaching Chinese Painting Using Digital Technology"

24 April
François Louis (Bard Graduate Center), lecture title forthcoming

8 May
Yunru Chen (National Palace Museum), lecture title forthcoming

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"Between Transience and Searching for Liberation: Buddhism and Images of Japanese Aesthetic"

Tibor Rutar (University of Ljubljana)
in "Decline – Metamorphosis – Rebirth"
International Conference for PhD Students
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18-20 September 2014

[from "Decline", 9/20/14]

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"Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences"

New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS)
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
18-20 September 2014

[from NYCAS, 9/20/14; panels/papers relating to visual/material culture listed below]

A Source of Past Transformations: Contacts and Technological Transfers in Antiquity and Middle Ages
- Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University), "Silk Road and Sogdiana: Effect of International Trade on Societal Structure"
- Anna Feuerbach (Hofstra University), "Beyond Borders: Trans-Eurasian Trade in Crucible Damascus Steel"

Current Issues Concerning Urbanization and Cities in China
- •Jiefang Zhang, University of Pennsylvania), "Research on the Preservation and Re-utilization of Industrial Heritage at Putou District" - Qian Gao (Transylvania University), "Landing on New Grounds: The Cultural Revolution in Cyberspace"

Borderland Conflicts and Resolutions
- Tomomi Emoto (Queens College, CUNY), "A Stolen Relic and Contested Identities on Tsushima Island, Japan"

Contemporary Art: Challenges and Contexts
Moderator: Ann Burlein (Hofstra University)
- Patricia Karetzky (Bard College), "Modern and Contemporary Female Indian Artists"
- Sarah Batchelor (Pace University), "Tibetan Renaissance: The Internationalization of Contemporary Tibetan Art and Cultural Identity"
- Yuling Huang (University of Louisville), "Forced Forgetting or Forced Remembering — Scar Art and Its Manifestations"
- Christina Han (Wilfrid Laurier University), "Animating the Spiritual Consonance: The Transforming Discourse of Qiyun Shendong in Contemporary Chinese Art"

Re-Evaluating Artistic Forms in an Age of Change
- Petya Andreeva (University of Pennsylvania), "From Xu Bing to Shu Yong: Linguistic Phenomena in Chinese Installation Art"

Contemporary Japanese Cultural Studies: Videogames, Mascots and Manga
- Rachael Hutchinson (University of Delaware), "Playing War: Japanese Videogames and WWII"
- Michael Maynard (Temple University), "Kumamon Goes Global: A Japanese Yuru-kyara Bear-like Mascot Mediates a Cuteness Without Words"
- Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase (Vassar College), "Representation of Mothers in shojo manga"

Contemporary Art and Performance in Asia
- Crystal Hui-Shu Yang (University of North Dakota), "Chinese Folk Art Traditions in Transformation: Jingshan Peasant Painting"

Pre-Modern East Asia: China, Japan and Taiwan
- Yue Jiao (Binghamton University, SUNY), "The Samurai Class and the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Pre-Modern Japan"

Understanding Japan through Traditional Arts, Culture and Aesthetics
- Masako Hamada (Villanova University), "Learning About High-Context Culture and Non-Verbal Communication through Cha-no-yu"
- Diane L. Simpson (Simpson International), "Cha-no-yu as a Japanese Crafts Collection"
- Midori Yonezawa (University of Pennsylvania), "What Japanese Way of Tea Expresses"
- Yoshie Takahashi (Hofstra University), "Japanese Aesthetics Through Ikebana"

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"The 'China Dream': Passions, Policies and Power"

University of Leicester
Rutgers University
23-26 September 2014

[from "ChiSRA", 9/26/14; panels/papers relating to visual culture below]

Visualising the 'China Dream' - Amy Jane Barnes (University of Leicester), "Visual Representations of the China Dream" (provisional title)
- Li Mingxia (University of the West of Scotland), "Visualising China's Social and Economic Transition with a Focus on the Socialist Worker: Li Shaohong's Red Suit"
- Michael Pearce (California Lutheran University), "Emergence and Art in the Chinese Dream"

Making and Consuming the 'China Dream' Part 2
- Shi Yajuan (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology), "China Dream and Chinese-style of Fashion Design"

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European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

Palacký University
Olomouc, Czech Republic
25-27 September 2014

[from EAAAA, 8/21/14; select panels listed below]

Keynote speech: Roderick Whitfield (Emeritus, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)), "The Concept of Change in Chinese Material Culture"

I. Roundtable: Transcultural Framings in Art History: Material, Display, Translation
Organizers: Anna Grasskamp (Heidelberg University), Melanie Trede (Heidelberg University)
- Dorothy Armstrong (Royal College of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum), "Reframing the Carpets of Central Asia and the Middle East: The Afterlife of So-called Classical Oriental Carpets in the Museums of the 20th-century West"
- Anna Grasskamp, "Framing Strategies in Sino-European Print"
- Christine Guth (Royal College of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum), "The Dilemmas of Reframing"
- Franziska Koch (Heidelberg University), "Framing the Global Contemporary"
- Ma Meng-ching (National Tsing Hua University), "(Re)framing the Text: Decorative Borders as Visual Commentary in 17th-century Chinese Fiction"
- Dawn Odell (Lewis and Clark College), "Materiality and Reframing Chinese Print in Porcelain"
- Melanie Trede, "From Parergon to Ergon: The Malleability of Framings in Euro-Japanese Paintings"

III. Cosmological Elements in Ancient Tombs in East Asia
Chair/Organizer: Ariane Perrin (University Paris Diderot)
- Lillian Lan-ying Tseng (New York University), "Positioning Cardinal Emblems in Han Tombs"
- Natasa Vampelj Suhadolnik (University of Ljubljana), "Two Cosmogonic Deities–Fuxi and Nüwa–in Gansu Wei Jin Tombs with Murals"
- Ariane Perrin, "The Northern and Southern Dipper Constellations in the Koguryo Tombs Located in Northeastern China and in North Korea"
- Chao-Hui Jenny Liu (Princeton University), "Zhaoling and the Representation of Star Constellations in Tang (618-907 CE) China"
Discussant: Lukas Nickel (SOAS)

IV. New Perspectives on Chinese Gardens
Chair/Organizer: Alison Hardie (University of Leeds)
- Zhou Xiangpin (Tongji University), "Gardens for Entertainment as Commercial and Inter-cultural Public Spaces in 19th-century Shanghai"
- Bianca Maria Rinalidi (Università degli Studi di Camerino), "From China to the West: Reading the Qing Gardens"
- Gao Lei (ILP University of Life Sciences), "Huizhou Gardens as a Living Tradition: How Materials, Constructions, Layout and Meanings Reflect the Unique Geography and Culture of Huizhou"
- Gu Liyuan (University of Sheffield), "Construction Techniques of Rockwork from the Late Ming to Late Qing Dynasties"
- Josépha Richard (University of Sheffield), "Regions and Culture in the Gardens of China: Challenging the Concept of 'The Chinese Garden'"
- Wang Ting (University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei), " Huizhou Classical Private Garden's Inheritance, Development and Conservation: A Case Study of Biyuan, a Private Garden at the World Heritage Site Hongcun, China"
- Elena Voytishek (Novosibirsk State University), "Traditional Celebration of Poetry and Calligraphy Feast by the Meandering Stream in China, Korea, and Japan: Arts and Game Behavior as Social Ritual in Eastern Asia"

VI. Asian Art and More: Iconographic Dialogues in the Visual and Material
Chair/Organizer: Yuka Kadoi (University of Edinburgh)
- Sara Kuehn (NEC-Institute for Advanced Study, Romania), "On the Iconographic Theme and Cross-Cultural Diffusion of the 'Senmurv'"
- Yuka Kadoi, "Çintamani: An Iconographic Journey from Inner Eurasia to Ottoman Anatolia"
- Barbara Karl (MAK-Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst/Genenwarstkunst, Austria), "Ambiguous Iconographies: Indian Textiles for the Portuguese Market"
- Iván Szántó (Eötvös Loránd University), "Questioning the Original: Copying European Iconography in Persian Artistic Traditions (15th-19th Centuries)"

VII. The Representation of Tibet and the Himalayas in Material and Visual Culture
Chair/Organizer: Diana Lange (Humboldt University Berlin) and Brid Arthur (Ohio State University)
- Brid Arthur, "Portraits of Lhasa: Examining the Painted Representations of Tibet's Capital"
- Noor Jahan CHUNKA (Gypsys world, India), "Landscapes and Monasteries in Ladakhi Mural Paintings"
- Hans-Werner Klohe (Freie Universität Berlin), "The Lineage of the Lamdre Masters and Their Visual Representation in 16th-century Tibetan Art: A Study on Lamdre Statue Sets and Tibetan Art of Portraiture"
- Diana Lange, "The Visual Representation of 19th-century Tibet: the British Library's Wise Collection"
- Mareike Wulff (Humboldt University Berlin), "State Mask Dances as Unifier and Self-expression of Bhutanese (Cultural) Identity in the 20th & 21st Century"
- Lai Iman (National Palace Museum), "Nepalese Craftsmen at Emperor Qianlong's Court: A Set of Statuettes of Buddha and Tara, Dated 1745"

VIII. Complex Negotiations: Subversion and Performativity in Contemporary Art Practice in Mainland China
Chair/Organizer: Monica Merlin (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific)
- Ros Holmes (University of Oxford), "Visual Culture and Digital Dissent in Contemporary China"
- Monica Merlin, "Subversion and the Politics of Gender in Art by Chinese Women"
- Wenny Teo (Courtauld Institute), "'Pao zhuan yin yu': The Brick as a Stratagem for Subversion in Contemporary Chinese Art"

IX. Production, Distribution and Appreciation: New Aspects on East Asian Lacquer Wares
Chair/Organizer: Margarete Prüch (Heidelberg University)
- Soon-Chim Jung (independent scholar, Münster), "Technical Innovation and Material Diversity: Tang Dynasty Lacquer Ware"
- Nanhee Lee (National Folk Museum of Korea), "A Study on an Early Goryeo Dynasty Lacquer Incense Box Decorated with Flora and Waterfowl Motifs"
- Patricia Frick (Museum of Lacquer Art, Germany), "Simplicity and Reserve: Song Dynasty Lacquer Ware"
- Margarete Prüch, "Han Dynasty Lacquer Boxes on the Crimea: Remarks on their possible Place of Manufacture and Distribution"
- Annette Kieser (University of Münster), "New Aspects on Six Dynasties Lacquer Ware"

X. New Approaches to Theory in Chinese Archaeology
Chair/Organizer: Nicholas Vogt (Heidelberg University) and Catrin Kost (Heidelberg University)
- Jeanette Werning (Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum), "The Archaeological Dictionary Chinese-German Project"
- Roderick Campbell (New York University), "Ancient States, Their Economies and the Myths That Surround Them (Anthropological and Otherwise)"
- Maria Khayutina (University of Munich), "Understanding New Archaeological Finds from the Western Zhou Period (ca. 1045-771 BCE) in China"
- Catrin Kost, "Taking Small Step(pe)s: Network Theory and the Investigation of Exchange processes in the Northern Chinese Steppe (5th-1st Centuries BCE)"
- Enno Giele (Heidelberg University), "The Archaeology of Stringed Defensive Works"
- Nicholas Vogt, "Collecting Bronzes, Collecting Ancestors: Theorizing Ancient Chinese Bronze Sets and Hoards"
- Svetlana Pankova (State Hermitage Museum), "Chinese Silks from the Oglakhty Cemetery, Southern Siberia"
Discussant: Lothar von Falkenhausen (University of California, Los Angeles)

Chair: Lothar van Falkenhausen
- Ondrej Škrabal (Peking University), "The Chen Ni fu Tray and the Problem of Forgery in Collections of Early Chinese Bronzes"
- Liu Yan (Hubei Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau), "Research on Decorative Patterns of Zeng State's Bronze Vessels"
- Celine Lai (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Copies of the Shang Taotie Motifs in the Bronze-casting Workshops of the Yangtze River Regions"

Chinese Ceramics
Chair: Lucie Olivová (Palacký University)
- Sabrina Rastelli (Ca'Foscari University), "Red[defin]ing Song Ceramics in the Light of Recent Archaeological Finds"
- Heena Youn (SOAS), "The Cult and Imagery of Guanyin in Chinese Ceramic Sculpture"
- Wu Ruoming (Heidelberg University), "From Tradition to Transition: Decorative Style and Function of Kraak Porcelain"

Ritual and Symbolic Objects in Ancient China
Chair: An Jiayao (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
- Maria A. Kudinova (Novosibirsk State University), "Visiting the Little Demons"
- Jakub Marsálek (Charles University, Czech Republic), "Status and Ritual: Pig Lower Mandibles in the Graves of the Late Dawenkou and Shandong Longshan Cultures"
- Yu Xiyun (Wuhan University; Hubei Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau) and Wang Fengzhu (Wuhan University; Hubei Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau), "The Concepts of Yin-Yang Reflected on Paintings of Xiyin Pottery"
- Li Zhang (Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin), "How to Square a Circle: The Transmission and Social Meanings of Jade Bi and Cong"

Western Arts in Qing China
Chair: Lucie Olivová
- Guo Fuxiang (Palace Museum), "The Exchange and Mélange of Chinese and European Art: Research on Guangzhou Clocks in the Qing Dynasty"
- Niklas Leverenz (independent researcher, Hamburg), "Emperor Qianlong's East Turkestan Campaign Copperplate Engravings"
- Wang Lianming (Heidelberg University), "Visualizing the French Royal Power: Missionary Artists and the First European Garden in Early Modern China"

Han Archeology
Chair: Margarete Prüch
- An Jiayao, "The Archaeology and Demonstration of the Site of Daming Palace"
- Liu Yan (University of Oxford), "Illuminating Early Han Society, New Archaeological Discoveries in the Mid-Yangzi Region"
- Jirí Jakl (University of Queensland), "Silk in Pre-­Islamic Maritime Southeast Asia: Archeological, Inscriptional and Literary Evidence"

Old Printing and Painting in Japan
Chair: Melanie Trede
- FENG Heyang: “Fishing and Reclusion”: A Chinese Theme in Japanese Ink-paintings of the Fifteenth Century"
- Helena Honcoopová (independent scholar, Prague), "Shuten Dôji Emaki Five Scrolls with the Legend of the 'Monster from Mount Ôe,' 17th Century"
- Silvia Vesco (Ca'Foscari University), "Newly Discovered Ukiyoe Masterpieces in Venice Oriental Art Museum: A Special Focus on Katsushika Hokusai's Illustrated Books"

Asian Art Collections in Europe
Chair: Hans Bjarne Thomsen (University of Zürich)
- Chikako Shigemori Bucar (University of Ljubljana), "Japan and East Asia in 1920s: Artifacts Brought back by Alma Karlin and Archived in Slovenia"
- Michelle Ying-ling Huang (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), "Crossing the Boundary between Tradition and Abstraction: The Display of Modern Chinese Paintings in 1960s Britain"
- Regina Höfer (University of Bonn), "Practices of Colonial Photography in South Asia: Examples of Image Commission and Circulation"
- Filip Suchomel (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague), "Chinese Porcelain in Czech Aristocratic Collections in the 18th and 19th Century"
- Helena Reddington (SOAS), "Highgatehill Murugan Temple"

Contemporary Art in China
Chair: Wenny Teo
- Daniela Zhang Cziráková (Slovak Academy of Sciences), "Writing without Words–An Influence of the Chinese Calligraphy on the Contemporary Ink Painting in the Mainland China"
- Voon Pow Bartlett (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific), "A Very Short Introduction to Chinese Art History"
- Zhou Weiwei (Yunnan University), "Contemporary Dongba Arts and the Revival of Ancient Dongba Pictograph in the Old Town of Lijiang"

Chinese Painting
Chair: Sarah Fraser (Heidelberg University)
- Jekaterina Koort (Tallinn University), "Landscape Painting in a Moral and Political Discourse of the Song Dynasty China"
- Kristína Schröder (University of Zürich), "Book Illustrations in Late Imperial China: Did Honglou meng Illustrations Serve as Visual Scaffolding for People of Inadequate Literacy?"
- Lucie Olivová, "Chen Shizeng and His Peking Street Characters"
- Chung Yupin (Burrell Collection), "Exposing China: John Thomson's Shanshui"

Buddhist Cave Temples
Chair: Shing Müller
- Ladislav Stanco (Charles University, Czech Republic), "Buddhist Art and Architecture of Western Central Asia: Remarks on Chronology"
- Nicoletta Celli (Università di Bologna), "Unseen Details: Clues for a History of Early Buddhist Art in China"
- Katerina Svobodová (Charles University, Czech Republic), "The Western Motifs in the Decoration of the Yungang Caves"
- Mei-Yen Lee (National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan), "The Musical Iconography in the Sixth Grotto in Yungang Grottoes of Mainland China"

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Ming: 50 Years That Changed China events

British Museum
London, UK

[from British Museum and courtesy of Y. Luk, 8/9/14]

26 September
Jessica Harrison-Hall (British Museum), Curator's introduction

3 October
Yu-Ping Luk (British Museum), Curator's introduction

9-11 October
"Ming: Courts and Contacts 1400–1450" conference

Craig Clunas, Welcome

Panel I: City and architecture
Chair: Jan Stuart (British Museum)
- Jonathan Hay (New York University), "Green Beijing: Ecologies of the New Capital"
- Clarence Eng (School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)), "The Porcelain Pagoda: A Persisting Enigma"
- Aurelia Campbell (Boston College), "Tracing the Spread of Court Architecture to the Margins in the Early Ming Dynasty"

Panel II: Courts and objects
Chair: Stacey Pierson (SOAS)
- Craig Clunas, "Precious Stones and Ming Culture, 1400-1450"
- Jessica Harrison-Hall (British Museum), "Early Ming Court Ceramics"
- Maggie Chui Ki Wan (Chinese University of Hong Kong), "Enshrining the Dark Troops: The Printing of Daoist Books in the Early Ming Dynasty"
- Helen Wang (British Museum) and Caroline Cartwrigh (British Museum), "Money in the Ming Dynasty"

Panel III: Courts and people
Chair: Regina Krahl (independent scholar)
- Joseph Lam (University of Michigan), "Zhu Quan and His Princely Production and Consumption of Music in Early Ming China"
- Luk Yu-ping (British Museum), "The Empress' Dragon Crown: Symbols of Imperial Authority in the Early Ming"
- Peter Ditmanson (University of Oxford), "Yongle's Officials and the Fashioning of His Legacy"

Panel IV: Courts and paintings
- Yin Ji'nan (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing), "Interactions between Civil Official Groups in Jiangxi and Court Painters of the Zhe School"
- Yu Hui (Palace Museum, Beijing), "Zhu Bang and Paintings of the Forbidden City"
- Karl Debreczeny (Rubin Museum of Art), "The Early Ming Imperial Atelier on the Tibetan Frontier"

Panel IV: Beliefs Chair: Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)
- Marsha Haufler (University of Kansas), "Portraying Ming Monks"
- Lina Lin (National Palace Museum), "Gifts of Good Fortune and Praise-Songs for Peace: Images of Auspicious Portents and Panegyrics from the Yongle Period"
- Yuan Wenqing (Hubei Provincial Museum), "Religious Consciousness and Beliefs in Burial Goods from the Tombs of Ming Princes of Hubei Province"
- Shih Ching-fei (National Taiwan University), "The New Idea of Ritual Vessels in the Early Ming Dynasty"

Panel VI: Military and rulership
Chair: Anne Gerritsen (University of Warwick)
- David Robinson (Colgate University), "Justifying Ming Rulership on a Eurasian Stage"
- Kenneth Swope (University of Southern Mississippi), "Entering the Quagmire: Concerning Ming China's Decision to Intervene in Vietnam in the Early 15th Century"
- Tansen Sen (Baruch College), "Trade, Diplomacy, and War: The Yongle Emperor and Ming China's South Asian Frontier"

Panel VII: Maritime Ming
Chair: Elizaeth Lambourn (De Monfort University)
- Geoffrey Wade (Australian National University), "Domination in Four Keys: Ming China and Its Southern Neighbours 1400-1450"
- Sally Church (University of Cambridge), "Investigating Zheng He's Ships: What Is Known and Knowable?"
- Zhao Zhongnan (Palace Museum), "Exploring the Reasons for the End of Zheng He's Maritime Expeditions"
- Qin Dashu (Peking University), "On Ming Ceramics Discovered in Kenya"

Panel VIII: Shared cultural models
Chair: Timothy Clark (British Museum)
- Sarah Schneewind (University of California, San Diego), "From Three Bonds to Five Relationships: Did a Joseon Book Inspire the Last Great Ming Imperial Instruction?"
- Lee Soomi (National Museum of Korea), "Building the Cultural Authority in Early Joseon Korea (1400-1450)"
- Yukio Lippit (Harvard University), "Sino-Japanese Ink: Ashikaga Envoys to the Ming and Muromachi Monk-Painters"

Pael IX: Cross-cultural exchanges
Chair: Ladan Akbarnia (British Museum)
- Timothy Brook (University of British Columbia), "Traffic in the Early Ming"
- Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia), "Trees and Stones are Only What They Are: Translating Ming Empire in the Fifteenth Century"
- Priscilla Soucek (New York University), "Looking East, Looking West: The Artistic Connections of Timurid Iran with Ming China"

John Darwin (University of Oxford), Discussion and reflections of empire

Craig Clunas, Closing remarks

16 October
Craig Clunas (University of Oxford), Curator's introduction

18 October
Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford), "China and Her Neighbours from the Mongols to the Ming"

24 October
Frances Wood (independent scholar), "The Forbidden City"

24 October
Susan Naquin (Princeton University), "Ming Beijing"

31 October
Craig Clunas, Curator's introduction

6 November
Study room talk: "Chinese Painting"
Clarissa von Spee (British Museum) introduces some examples of Chinese painting from around the 14th to 16th centuries, with a focus on the early Ming dynasty.

14 November
Elizabeth Lambourn, "The Indian Ocean at the Time of Zheng He"

15 November
Yu-Ping Luk, Curator's introduction

21 November
Dora Thornton (British Museum), "Why Does the Period 1400–1450 Matter in World History?"

4 December
Caroline Campbell (National Gallery), "Andrea Mantegna's Adoration of the Magi and Its Ming Connection"

5 December
"Global China: Past and Present"
Chair: Rana Mitter (University of Oxford), with Jonathan Fenby (Trusted Sources), Steve Tsang (University of Nottingham), Elizabeth Wright (China Policy Institute), and Linda Yueh (BBC)

11 December
Jessica Harrison-Hall, Curator's introduction

12 December
Study room talk: "Chinese Prints: Drawing from the Past"
Mary Ginsberg (British Museum) introduces examples of work from contemporary Chinese printmakers who take inspiration from traditional Ming styles and techniques, and compares these with examples of prints from the late Ming dynasty.

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"A Panorama of Visions: Religion and Empiricism in 19th-Century Pilgrimage Maps of Mt. Wutai"

Wen-Shing Chou (Hunter College)
in "19th-Century Workshop: Circulation"
Rutgers University
2-3 October 2014

[from "Meredith L. McGill", 9/29/14]

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Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
3-4 October 2014

[from WCAAS, 10/3/14; select panels/papers listed below]

Panel 4: Masterful Illusions: Differing Perspectives in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Chair and discussant: Deborah A. Deacon (Harrison Middleton University)
- Laurie Petrie-Rogers (Petrie-Rogers Gallery), "Earthquakes and Giant Catfish in Japanese Prints"
- Shiloh Blair McMurtrey (Arizona State University), "Helen Hyde in Japan: The Artist and the Entrepreneur"
- Joni Koehn (Rio Salado College), "State to Print: The Noh Theatre in the Works of Tsukioka Kagyo and Tsukioka Gyokusei"

Panel 8: New Approaches in Chinese Painting and Visual Culture
Co-chairs and discussants: Claudia Brown (Arizona State University) and Elizabeth Kindall (University of St. Thomas)
- Le Lu (Arizona State University), "Shan Gui: From Religious Text to Visual Representation"
- Yang Wu (Arizona State University), "Images and Patterns: Illustrations of Fingerings in Handbooks for the Chinese Seven-Stringed Zither in Mid-to-Late Ming"
- Elizabeth Kindall, "Place Paintings as Pictorial Biographies"
- Momoko Welch (Arizona State University), "Un Nanden and Yun Nantien: The Perception of Yun Shouping in Early Modern Japan"
- Sherry Harlacher (Denison Museum, Denison University), "Colonial Agents and the Construction of Knowledge: Two Case Studies from a College Museum's Permanent Collection"
- Zachary Forstrom (University of St. Thomas), "The Imitation and Fragmentation of Space: Yang Yongliang’s Phantom Landscapes"

Panel 15: Missiology and the Mormon Experience in Early Twentieth-Century Japan
- Michael Hubbard MacKay (Brigham Young University) and Jack Koch (Brigham Young University), "The Pictures of Jay C. Jensen: A Unique Glimpse into Early Twentieth-Century Japan"

Panel 24: Gender, Status, and Authority in the Edo Period and Contemporary Japan
- Motoko Ezaki (Occidental College), "Portrayals of Authority in Rakugo"

Panel 26: Contemporary China
- Meiqin Wang (California State University, Northridge), "The Reign of Things: Consuming Everyday Life in Urban China"

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New England Association for Asian Studies

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
3-4 October 2014

[from NEAAS, 10/3/14; select panels/papers listed below]

Session 4B: Re-Seeing Asian Visual Cultures
- Margo Machida (University of Connecticut), "Diasporic Art and Trans-Pacific Flows"
- Michael Maynard (Temple University), "Branding Japanese Localism with a Black Bear Mascot: Toward an Integrated Strategy of Adult-Cute"
- Sadia Pasha Kamran (University of the Punjab), "An Anthology of Narratives: Pakistani Art from Romanticism to Social Cynicism"
- SooJin Kim (Seoul National University), "Gold Paintings of Choson-Korea in Times of Crisis”"

Session 5A: Global Currents and Globalized Flows
- Amy Zhang (Yale University), "Knowledge, Materiality, and Value in Urban China's Scrap Trade"

Session 5B: Performance, Photography, and Philosophy
- Li-Lin Tseng (Pittsburg State University), "Arrested Civilization: John Thomson and His Travel Photography"

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Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) joint conference

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
3-5 October 2014

[from KU, 10/4/14; select panels/papers listed below]

Panel 2: Encounters in East Asia
- Li-Lin Tseng (Pittsburgh State University), "An Early Colonial Encounter: John Thomson and His Travel Photography, Illustrations of China and Its People, 1873-1874"

Panel 4: Art and Architecture in Pre-modern China
- Janet Chen (University of Kansas), "Thirteen Female Disciples Seeking Instruction at the Lake Pavilion: A Group of Unconventional Women and the Man Who Supported Them"
- Yuling Huang (University of Louisville), "A Modern Interpretation of an Ancient Design: Fu Baoshi's Yuntai Shan Tu"

Panel 8: Revising 20th Century Visual Cultures in East Asia
- Maki Kaneko (University of Kansas), "Art across a Boundary: 'Asylum Art' in the 1950s Post-surrender Japan"
- Kris Imants Ercums (University of Kansas), "Collective Agency: Exhibition Culture and Artist Societies in 1920s Shanghai"
- Alison Miller (University of Kansas), "Mass Media Monarchy: Empress Teimei, Newspaper Photography, and Changing Imperial Roles in Early 20th-century Japan"
- Samantha Lyons (University of Kansas), "Reimagining the Past: Transnational Feminist Representations of the 'Military Comfort Women'"
- Eun Young Park (University of Kansas), "Translated Identity, Art, and Culture: Site-specific Reading of Yiso Bahc's Works"

Panel 16: MJS Workshop 2
- Martha Chaiklin (University of Pittsburgh), "Ivory in Early Modern Japan"
The MJS panels are workshops with pre-circulated papers. Others may attend, but should be aware that most participants will have already read the paper.

Panel 24: Expanding the Territory of Japanese Buddhist Art and Culture
- Yen-yi Chan (University of Kansas), "Buddhist Icons and Family History: Images in the Kofukuji Nanendo and the Fujiwara Family"
- Mary Dusenbury (University of Kansas), "Radiant Light: Aureoles Surrounding Heian Period Buddhist Icons"
- Sherry Fowler (University of Kansas), "Grasping the Divine in the Palm of Your Hand"
- YeGee Kwon (University of Kansas), "Embracing Death and the Afterlife: The Cult of Enma at Rokuharamitsuji"
- Eric Rath (University of Kansas), "Hell's Kitchen and the Joy of Cooking: Culinary Themes in Kumano Mandala"
Discussant: Sherry Fowler

Panel 31: Trade, Enterprise and Change in Asia
- Yufeng Wang (Sinclair Community College), "Pax Mongolica: The Flowering of the Silk Road and Cultural Diffusion in Yuan China"

Panel 32: Japanese Culture and Society
- Mindy Landeck (University of Kansas), "Tale of Two Tea Masters: Furuta Oribe, Hosokawa Sansai, and the Construction of a Chanoyu Orthodoxy in Early Modern Japan"

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Southeastern College Art Conference

Sarasota, FL
8-11 October 2014

[from SECAC, 10/19/14; select papers listed below]

- Julia C. Fischer (Lamar University), "The Monuments Men in Japan"
- Leslie Wallace (Coastal Carolina University), "Shoes for the Dead: Examples from Han Dynasty Tombs"
- Amanda Wright (University of South Carolina), "Misty Vistas and Dreamy Minority Women: Primitivism, Nationalism, and Painting in Wartime China"

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"Trauma and Utopia: Interactions in Post-War and Contemporary Art in Asia"

Mori Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan
9-10 October 2014

[from MAM, 10/10/14]

The Mori Art Museum and the Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific of London, established in 2012, jointly present a symposium on "Trauma and Utopia." The symposium explores mutual interactions and trans-national impacts in art in Asia from the immediate post-war years through the present. The diverse pace of political and social developments in different nations resulted the varied stages of development in the recovery from the war, democratization, modernization and urbanization across Asia, and "trauma" and "utopia" stand as keywords both for looking at the past and for considering a better future. In the meantime, the theory and practice of art have taken on global dimensions, giving rise to an intellectual task to challenge the Euro-American, twentieth-century canons and to examine artistic interchanges and influences within Asia.

In this symposium, academics and curators from around the globe will gather to discuss a wide range of topics, from artistic engagements in political and social development and the urban landscape around Asia, to the notions of utopia and dystopia in the recovery from post-war period to the present in the field of performance art, and the individual artists' practice that reflect the ideas of trauma and utopia amongst other pertinent topics.


Nanjo Fumio (Mori Art Museum), Opening Remarks

Nigel Llewellyn (Tate Research Centre), Introduction of the Program

Session 1: Towards Utopia
- Kataoka Mami (Mori Art Museum), Introduction of Session 1
- Sohl Lee (Stony Brook University), "Democracy in Urban Space: Flying City's Cheonggyecheon Project (2003-2009), Seoul"
- Francis Maravillas (University of Technology, Sydney), "Participation and Place-Making in ruangrupa and Keg de Souza's Vertical Villages"
- Nina Horisaki-Christens (Columbia University), "A Troubled Landscape: Political Subjectivity in Late 1960s and Early 1970s Japanese Photography"
Moderator: Watanabe Toshio (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific)

Session 2: Performing Politics
- Nigel Llewellyn, Introduction of Session 2
- Lucy Weir ( University of Glasgow), "Embodying Postwar Trauma: Examining the Fragmented body in the Performance of Tatsumi Hijikata, Gunger Brus and Rudolf Schwarzkogler"
- Rakhee Balaram (University at Albany, The State University of New York), "Bride Stripped Bare: Yoko Ono's Cut Piece, Trauma and the Politics of Performance (1964/2003/2012)"
- Stephen Barber (Kingston University; Freie Universität Berlin) and Fran Lloyd (Kingston University), "Challenging the Frames of Performance: Memory, Trauma and Activism in the Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Performance Practices of Dumb Type in 1990s Japan"
- Ishitani Haruhiro (Konan Institute of Human and Sciences), "Scanning and Flashing Memory: Haunting images and Sensibility in the Work of Takatani Shiro from 90s to Present"
Moderator: Sook-Kyung Lee (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific)


Session 3: Post-traumatic Landscape
- Kataoka Mami, Introduction of Session 3
- Keynote speech: Hatakeyama Naoya (photographer) in conversation with Majella Munro (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific)
- Nakamori Yasufumi (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), "Re-Ruined Utopia: Arata Isozaki's 'Electric Labyrinth' (1968)"
- Kajiya Kenji (Kyoto City University of Arts), "Atomic Bomb for Sightseeing: Kimura Ihei's photographs in a Travel Guide to Hiroshima"
- Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol (University of Michigan), "Redza Piyadasa's The Great Malaysian Landscape and the Problem of National Representation in 1970s Malaysia"
Moderator: Hayashi Michio (Sophia University)

Session 4: Transforming the Present
- Sook-Kyung Lee, Introduction of Session 4
- Peggy Wang (Bowdoin College), "The Global Space of Violence in Contemporary Chinese Video Art"
- Tomii Reiko (PoNJA-GenKon), "For Post Fukushima Humanity: Matsuzawa Yutaka's Critique of Material Civilization"
- Woo Jung-Ah (Postech), "Do-Ho Suh's Phantom House and Traumatic Nostalgia"
- Monica Merlin (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific), "Whose Utopia, Factory-scape and the Ecology of the Chinese Dream"
Moderator: Kataoka Mami

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American Association for Chinese Studies

56th Annual Conference
George Washington University
Washington, DC
10-12 October 2014

[from AACS, 10/13/14; panels/papers relating to visual/material culture listed below]

3B. Antiquarians, Avant-gardists, and Cartoonists: Making Modern Chinese Art in the Republic Period (1928-1936)
Chair: Madeline L. Gent (University of Maryland, College Park)
- Jingmin Zhang (University of Maryland, College Park), "Traditional Art and Nationalism Seen in the Journal of the Chinese Painting Research Society"
- Xiaoqing Zhu (University of Maryland, College Park), "The Storm Society (Juelanshe) Revisited"
- Madeline Gent, "The First National Cartoon Exhibition and the Development of Modern Manhua in China"
Discussant: Jason Kuo (University of Maryland, College Park)

3F: Individual Papers: Topics in Modern Chinese History
- Juanjuan Peng (Georgia Southern University), "From the Japanese Occupation to the Communist Liberation: The Transformation of a Chinese Textile Manufacturer in the 1940s and 1950s"

5F. Individual Papers: Topics in Chinese Studies
- Stephen Lane (China Central Academy of Fine Arts), "The Influence of China as Site: Art Making, Experiment and Process at the China Central Academy of Fine Art International Summer Studio Art Program"
- Claire Yi Yang (University of California, Berkeley), "Geomancy of Tombs in the Tang Dynasty (618-907): A Study of the Integration and Transformation of Elite Culture"

6D. Individual Papers: Culture and Film in a Changing China
- Sterling Larsen (George Washington University), "Visual Culture and Thought Work in the People's Republic of China"

6E. Individual Papers: Rising China and the China Dream
- H. Seung Cho (Columbia University), "Alternative Architect: China’s Rise and the Competition over East Asia's Institutional Architecture"

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The Making of the Humanities IV

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Rome
Rome, Italy
16-18 October 2014

[from H-Arthist, 10/13/14; select panels/papers listed below]

10. Cultural (Mis)Connections I
- Thijs Weststeijn (University of Amsterdam), "The Chinese Challenge: Accommodating East Asia in 17th-century European Antiquarianism"

12. Cultural (Mis)Connections II
- Beate Löffler (University of Duisburg-Essen), "Japanese Architecture and the Consequences of Disconnected Disciplines"

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"Soft Edges and Blank Spaces: Mapping Ambiguities of Cinquecento China"

Irene Backus (Oklahoma State University)
in the Sixteenth Century Society Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
16-19 October 2014

[from SCSC, 10/19/14]

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"Intra-Asian Connections: Interactions, Flows, Landscapes"

University of Copenhagen
22-24 October 2014

[from Copenhagen, 10/19/14; panels/papers relating to visual/material culture listed below]

Travel along the Silk Roads
- Ildikó Bellér-Hann (University of Copenhagen), "Chronicling the Turfan expeditions: the German Archaeologist Albert von Le Coq in Xinjiang"
- Jacqueline Armijo (Qatar University), "Saraab/Mirage: A Contemporary Chinese Artist Reimagines the Passages of Travelersand Traders along the Silk Routes"

Popular Cultures in and of and out of Asia
- Manuela Ciotti, (Aarhus University), "Mumbai in Shanghai and Back: Biennale Imaginaries, City Projects, and the India-China Contemporary Art Traffic"

Keynote lecture: Adam T. Smith (Cornell University), "Barbarians, Backwaters, and the Civilization Machine: Integration and Interruption Across Asia's Early Bronze Age Landscape"

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"Trade in Animals and Animal Products in the Indian Ocean World from Early Times to c. 1900"

Indian Ocean World Centre
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
23-24 October 2014

[from IOWC, 10/21/14; select panels/papers listed below]

China and its trade routes
- Derek Heng (Yale–NUS College), "The Ivory Trade Across The Indian Ocean World As Depicted In Chinese Textual Records: First And Early Second Millennium AD"

Embassies and company trade
- Michael Laver (Rochester Institute of Technology), "The Shogun’s Menagerie: The Dutch East India Company, Exotic Animals, and Gift Giving in Early Modern Japan"

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Parallel Realities artists' talk

David Elliott (Triangle Art Network/Gasworks) in conversation
with artists Gade, Kesang Lamdark, Nortse, Tenzing Rigdol and Tsherin Sherpa
ARNDT Berlin
26 October 2014

[from Rossi + Rossi, 10/23/14]

David Elliott is a curator and writer who has directed contemporary art museums and related institutions in Oxford, Stockholm, Tokyo, Istanbul, Sydney and Kiev. He was President of CIMAM (the International Committee of ICOM for museums of modern and contemporary art) from 1998 to 2004, and is currently President of the Board of Triangle Art Network/Gasworks in London, Chairman of MOMENTUM in Berlin, a member of the Asia Advisory Board of the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and a Visiting Professor in Curatorship at the Chinese University in Hong Kong. A specialist in Soviet and Russian avant-garde, as well as in modern and contemporary Asian art, David Elliott has published widely in these fields as well as on many other aspects of contemporary art.

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"An Imperial Imagination"

Nancy Berliner (Museum of Fine Arts Boston)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, VA
30 October 2014

[from VMFA, 10/19/14]

Join Dr. Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, for a talk that explores the Forbidden City's Qianlong Garden. Designed inside and out by the Qianlong Emperor, the garden contains 26 buildings and pavilions, and is a thrilling manifestation of this emperor's visual imagination.

One of the world's greatest art connoisseurs, the 18th century Qianlong Emperor collected a myriad of ancient masterpieces but also relished his privileged opportunity to work with the finest artists and artisans to design and create all manner of inspired objects. With a deep knowledge of Chinese artistic traditions and a hungry interest in European aesthetics and styles, he and his workers produced extraordinary porcelains, trompe-l'oeil murals, and fantastical garden estates, the likes of which had never before been seen in China.

[In conjunction with the exhibition Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing (18 October 2014- 11 January 2015)]

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