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

South Asia/South East Asia
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (1638–ca. 1720) and Early Modern European Collections of Indian Painting” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Bellucci, Matteo, “Pietro Dura/Parchin Kari: Mediations between Florence and Mughal India” (CUNY, M. Aitken)

Berninghausen, Gale, “Kangra’s Folios in Fresco Secco: Eighteenth to Nineteenth Century Wall Paintings in Royal Temples and Palaces of the Kangra Valley” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Chang, Boyoung, “Exploring Identities: Contemporary Korean Photography” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Chatterjee, Sria, “Making Nature Matter: Case Studies in the Politics of Art and Ecology in Modern India” (Princeton, E. daCosta Meyer)

Chau, Maya, “The Colossal Buddhist and Hindu Arts of Champa in Central Vietnam” (UCLA, R. Brown)

Desai, Ankur, “Re-crafting the Sacred: Negotiating Tradition in Contemporary Svaminarayana Temple Architecture” (Ohio State, S. Huntington)

Greenwalt, Karen, “Beyond the Nation: Rasheed Araeen, Bani Abidi, Hamra Abbas, and the Art of Migration” (UIC, C. Becker)

Hartana, Sutrisno, “Origins, Journeys, Encounters: A Cultural Analysis around North American Wayang Performances” (University of Victoria, A. Wright)

Kumar, Aparna, “Partition and the Historiography of Art in South Asia” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Little, Lalaine, “Portable Devotion: Philippine Christian Visual Culture 1521–1815” (Binghamton University, N. Um)

Menon, Arathi, “Hipped and Gabled: Similitude and Vicissitude in Kerala Sacred Style” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Mumtaz, Murad, “Muslim Icons: Representation of Sufi Saints in Indian Painting” (Virginia, D Ehnbom)

Murali, Deepthi, “Sacral, Sensorial, Cosmopolitan: The Politics and Aesthetics of Transcultural Decorative Arts in Kerala, India, 1750–1875” (UIC, C. Becker)

Punj, Nandita, “Up in Alms, Portraits in Giving: The Salibhadra Carita in Early Modern Jain Art” (Rutgers, S. Brett-Smith)

Rozman, Stephanie, “Acquiring Modernity: Collecting and Exhibiting Indian Art in the Early Twentieth Century” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Sengupta, Rajarshi, “Of Practitioners, Practices, and History: The Interface of Artisanal Knowledge and Art Historical Reconstructions” (University of British Columbia, K. Hacker)

Shah, Siddhartha V., “Ornamenting the Raj: Opulence and Power in British India, 1851–1947” (Columbia, V. Dehejia, A. Higonnet)

Stein, Emma Natalya, “All Streets Lead to Temples: Mapping Monumental Histories in Kanchipuram, ca. 8th–12th Centuries CE” (Yale, T. Barringer; T. Sears)

Tran, Thuy N. D., “A Defining Moment: The Avant-gardes of Saigon, 1954–1975” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)