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

East Asia
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2016

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Andrei, Talia, “Mapping Sacred Spaces: Representations of Pleasure and Worship in Sankei Mandara” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Bailey, Bradley, “Objects and Their Subjects: Art, Power, and the Making of History in Modern Japan and Europe” (Yale, M. Yiengpruksawan)

Brooks, Kit, “Something Rubbed: Medium, History, and Texture in Japanese Surimono” (Harvard, Y. Lippit)

Chen, Janet, “Representing Talented Women in the Eighteenth-Century Chinese Painting: Thirteen Female Disciples Seeking Instruction at the Lake Pavilion” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Choi, Seok Won, “Fashioning Identities in Late Ming Portraits: Zeng Jing and the Literati of Late Ming Jiangnan” (UC Santa Barbara, P. Sturman)

Chusid, Miriam, “Picturing the Afterlife: The Shōjūraigōji Six Paths Scrolls and Salvation in Medieval Japan” (Princeton, A. Watsky)

Clydesdale, Heather, “The Jiuquan Tombs: Reordering Art and Ideas on China’s Frontier” (Columbia, R. Harrist)

Dong, Lihui, “The Way to Be Modern: Empress Dowager Cixi of the Late Qing Dynasty” (Pittsburgh, M. Gao)

Feltens, Frank, “Ogata Kōrin (1658–1716) and the Possibilities of Painting in Early Modern Japan” (Columbia, M. McKelway)

Guo, Yanlong, “Affordable Luxury: The Entanglements of Metal Mirrors in Han China (202 BCE–220 CE)” (University of British Columbia, C. Townsend Gault)

Ha, Jungmin, “Shaping Religious and Cultural Aspiration: Engraved Sutras in Southwestern Shandong Province from the Northern Qi Dynasty (550–577 CE) China” (Duke, S. Abe)

Hiro, Rika, “Walking Out of Ground Zero: Art and the Aftereffects of the Atomic Bombs in Postwar Japan” (USC, M. Mizuta Lippit; S. Lee)

Jiang, Wei, “Poetry and Painting: Qiao Zhongchang’s ‘Illustration to the Second Prose Poem on the Red Cliff’ Handscroll” (Brown, R. Bickford)

Jung, Ghichul, “The Diamond Ordination Platform of Tongdo Monastery: Buddhist Spaces and Imagery in 18th-Century Korea” (Kansas, M. Haufler)

Lee, Jungeun, “Displaying Authority: Ashikaga Formal Display in the Muromachi Period” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Miller, Alison, “Mother of the Nation: Femininity, Modernity, and Class in the Image of Empress Teimei” (Kansas, M. Kaneko)

Ritter, Gabriel R., “Beyond Surrealism: Kitawaki Noboru and the Avant-Garde during Wartime Japan, 1931–1951” (UCLA, S. Nelson; UC Irvine, B. Winther-Tamaki)

Self, Elizabeth, “Art, Architecture, and the Asai Sisters” (Pittsburgh, K. Gerhart)

Shinn, Masako, “Three Case Studies in Critical Regionalism: Takashi Sugimoto, Kengo Kuma, and Hiroshi Sambuichi” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Stirton)

Voorhies, Rachel, “Carved into the Living Rock: Japanese Stone Buddhist Sculpture and Site in the Heian and Kamakura Periods” (Kansas, S. Fowler)

Wang, Ya-Ling, “The Institutional Reception of American Abstract Expressionism in Taiwan and China” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Zhou, Dengyan, “The Language of ‘Photography’ in China: A Genealogy of Conceptual Frames from Sheying to Xinwen sheying and Jishi sheying” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)