Since its beginnings in the early 1900s, the study of Asian art has dramatically changed and has constantly been shaped by shifting world politics. 'Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century' explores the field of Asian art and its historiography, tensions, and possible future directions. It features essays by fourteen leading authors specializing in Chinese, East Asian, Indian, and Japanese art history. They consider what is meant by the term "Asian art"; how it is manifested in museums, exhibitions, and galleries; and how it should be understood in relation to shifting geopolitics. Among the many topics discussed are the Zen portrait in medieval Japan, the influence of Asian art on American art, and public art and memory of war in contemporary China. The authors also consider what new theoretical structures must be created to suit the realities of the twenty-first century and Asian art today.

Alternative title

Clark Studies in the Visual Arts

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.CLS2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2007

No of pages

260

ISBN / ISSN

9780300125535

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction

- Vishakha N. DESAI

Part One: Forming the Canons
The Shape of Indian Art History

- Frederick M. ASHER

The East Asian Architectural Canon in the Twenty-First Century

- Nancy S. STEINHARDT

Changing Views of Change: The Song-Yuan Transition in Chinese Painting Histories

- Jerome SILBERGELD

Negative Verisimilitude: The Zen Portrait in Medieval Japan

- Yukio LIPPIT

Love, Death, and Shifting Patronage in Bali during the 1930s: Two Spatial Models Meet 'Face to Face' on Painted Threads of Sound

- Kaja M. MCGOWAN

Part Two: Institutions, Aesthetics, Politics
Aesthetics, Modernity, and Trauma: Public Art and Memory of War in Contemporary China

- Rana MITTER

A Twentieth-Century Dream with a Twenty-First-Century Outlook: Yashiro Yukio, a Japanese Historian of Western Art, and His Conception of Institutions for the Study of East Asian Art

- Akira TAKAGISHI

Reincarnations of the Museum: The Museum in an Age of Religious Revivalism

- Saloni MATHUR, Kavita SINGH

Micrology: The Micropolitics in Chinese Contemporary Art

- GAO Shiming, 高士明

Part Three: New Histories, New Futures
Reinscribing Tradition in a Transnational Art World

- Gennifer WEISENFELD

American Art and the East: An Exhibition Proposal

- Alexandra MUNROE

An Expanded Chinese Art History

- Melissa CHIU, 招穎思

Histories of the Asian 'New': Biennales and Contemporary Asian Art

- John CLARK, 姜苦樂

Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century
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