Shortlists: Thematic Guides to the Collection

While working to introduce a broad audience to its resources through education and public programmes, AAA has noted that many people experience difficulty knowing ‘where to begin’. To provide such users with meaningful points of entry, AAA invites individuals with expertise in the related subject to compile ‘Shortlists’ of recommended readings from AAA’s collection accompanied by an introductory essay. Each Shortlist has an individual perspective and is intended to be useful to those who seek a general introduction to a particular area of contemporary art in Asia. Thus far, the following thematic guides, or ‘Shortlists’ are available:

Country-based Shortlists

  • Shortlist: Cambodia , Pamela N. Corey, Lecturer in Southeast Asian Art, SOAS, University of London
  • Shortlist: China , Jane DeBevoise, independent art historian
  • Shortlist: Hong Kong , Oscar Ho, curator and educator
  • Shortlist: India , Shukla Sawant, Associate Professor of Visual Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Shortlist: Japan , Reiko Tomii, Co-founder, PoNJA-GenKon
  • Shortlist: Myanmar (Burma) , Isabel Ching, independent curator and PhD candidate, Heidelberg University
  • Shortlist: The Philippines , Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines
  • Shortlist: Singapore , C. J. W.-L. Wee, Professor of English, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Shortlist: Sri Lanka , Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan , Senior Lecturer in Art History, Department of Fine Arts, University of Jaffna
  • Shortlist: Taiwan , Kao Chien-hui, Chicago-based critic and independent curator
  • Shortlist: Vietnam , Nora Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Theme-based Shortlists