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The Social Art of Painting Inscriptions
A review of Yang Weizhen (1296-1370) and the Social Art of Painting Inscriptions, by Liu Ai-lian. Painting inscriptions are a demonstration of two of ...
The Body in Korean Modern Art
A review of Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art, by Jungsil Lee. Focusing upon the body in both...
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
A review of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (国際日本文化研究センター, “Nichibunken” 日文研), Kyoto, Japan. In this installment of Fresh from ...
Mortuary Art in the Northern Zhou Dynasty
A Review of Mortuary Art in the Northern Zhou China (557–581 CE): Visualization of Class, Role, and Cultural Identity, by Jui-man Mandy Wu. In 534......
Theater Culture in the Jin & Yuan
A review of “Drama Sustains the Spirit”: Art, Ritual, and Theater in Jin and Yuan Period Pingyang, 1150-1350 by Fan Jeremy Zhang. Fan Jeremy Zhang’s.....
Image Worship in Early Chinese Buddhist Art
A review of The Genesis of Image Worship: Epigraphic Evidence for Early Buddhist Art in China, by Minku Kim. Minku Kim’s dissertation is an ambi...
Visual Culture of Opium in British India
A review of The Visual Culture of Opium in British India, by Hope Marie Childers. Hope Marie Childers’ dissertation traces evolving attitudes regardin...