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, 2017

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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)

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

Chan, Yen-Yi, “The Kōfukuji Nanendō and Its Buddhist Icons: Placing Family Memory and History of the Northern Fujiwara Clan from the Ninth through Twelfth Centuries” (University of Kansas, S. Fowler)

Chiong, Waiyee, “Juxtaposing Brushes: Painting Collaborations in Early Modern Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

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, Sooran, “The South Korean ‘Avant-garde’, 1967-1992: Subterfuge as Radical Agency” (Graduate Center, CUNY, M. Hadler)

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

Fang, Hui, “Painting in Nanjing 1368-1450: Urban Space, Institutions, Social Networks” (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)

Guo, Xinran , “Afterimage of Socialism: Chinese Contemporary Art 2000–2010” (Northwestern University, H. Copeland)

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

Gent, Madeline, “Re-covering Shidai Manhua: The Relationship between Manhua, its Audience, and Publishing Culture in 1930s Shanghai” (University of Maryland, J. Kuo)

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

Huang, Amy, “Qiao Zhongchang's Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff: Text and Image, Poetry and Painting, Narrative and Lyrical” (Brown University, J. Moser)

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

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

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

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

Kolodziej, Magdalena, “Empire at the Exhibition: The Imperial Art World of Modern Japan (1907-1945)” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

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)

Kwon, Yegee, “Embracing Death and the Afterlife: Sculptures of Enma and His Entourage at Rokuharamitsuji” (University of Kansas, S. Fowler)

Lee, Elizabeth, “Embodiment and Emplacement: Buddhist Statues from Koryo” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, S-M. Shen)

Lewine, Mary, “Sealing Self and Image: Signed Iconic Replications Deposited in Heian and Kamakura Period Buddhist Statues” (UC, Berkeley, P. Berger, G. Levine)

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

Lu, Qi, ”The Temporality of a City: Qingzhou in the Liao Empire (907-1125 CE)” (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wei-Cheng Lin and E. Douglas)

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

Mullane, Matthew, “Architecture and World Observation in Late Meiji and Taisho Japan” (Princeton University, S. Papapetros)

Mustard, Maggie, “Atlas Novus: Kawada Kikuji, The Map, and Postwar Japanese Photography” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

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

Niu, Gabrielle J., “Beyond Silk: A Re-evaluation of Jin Painting (1115 - 1234)” (University of Pennsylvania, N. Steinhardt)

Park, Eunyoung, “Situating Contemporary Korean Art in the Age of Globalization” (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis)

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)

Peng Peng, “The Lost-wax Process in Bronze Age China” (Princeton, R. Bagley)

Risteen, Nicholas, “After the Disaster: Architecture and Emergency in Extraordinary Time” (Princeton University, B. Colomina)

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

Son, Myenghee, “Like Life: Royal Portraits of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in Ritual Context” (University of Kansas, M. Haufler)

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

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

Wang, Gary. ”Modern Girls and Musclemen: The Art of War, Peace and Revolution in China, 1912-1954” (University of Toronto, J. Purtle and Y. Gu)

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

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)

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

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

Yang, Yu, “At the Crossroads of Modernism and Colonialism: Architecture and Urban Space in Manchuria, 1905-1945” (Columbia University, J. Reynolds)

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

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

Yu, Patricia J. “Reproducing and Reconstituting the Fragmented Body of the Yuanming Yuan” (University of California, Berkeley, P. Berger)

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