Author Christine I. Ho discusses making revolutionary art in the early People’s Republic of China (1949-1965). Learn about Drawing From Life: Sketching and Socialist Realism in the People’s Republic of China here.
Author Nozomi Naoi discusses modern Japanese design and the life of Yumeji Takehisa. Learn about Yumeji Modern: Designing the Everyday in Twentieth-Century Japan here.
Author Mariachiara Gasparini discusses textile history across and beyond the Silk Road between the 7th to 14th centuries. Learn about Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles here.
Author Erin Schoneveld discusses White Birch Society’s avant-garde strategies in early 20th-century Japan and its impact on later avant-garde collectives. Learn about Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant-garde here.
Author Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer discusses calligraphy, abstraction, and global contemporary art in postwar Japan. Learn more about Bokujinkai: Japanese Calligraphy and the Postwar Avant-Garde here.
Author Stephen H. Whiteman discusses reconstructing an imperial garden with digital tools and the importance of spatial ideology in early eighteenth-century China. Read more about Where Dragon Veins Meet: The Kangxi Emperor and His Estate at Rehe here.
Author Lei Xue discusses how the art of writing in China became canonical through preservation in multiple mediums, as well as the many afterlives of a 6th century classic. Read more about Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy here.
Author Yi Gu discusses how the practice of plein air sketching was critical to shaping, and perceiving, national identity throughout modern Chinese art. Read more about Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting here.
Author Yuhang Li discusses the roles of gender and material culture in worshiping the bodhisattva Guanyin between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries in China. Read more about Becoming Guanyin: Artistic Devotion of Buddhist Women in Late Imperial China here.