Suddenly Modern: Traditional Chinese Aesthetics in Transformation at the Opening Ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympics

Ding Ning , Professor of Art Hisotry and Theory,Peking University

Talk title and abstract to come.Co-sponsored by Asian American Studies, Department of Art & Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies

Free and open to the public


Ding Ning (Ph.D., Art Theory, Beijing Normal University, 1988) is Professor of Art History and Theory and Vice Dean at the School of Arts, Peking University. His research interests include Art Theory, Cultural Studies, Museology, and Chinese Art. His publications (among others) are Dimensions of Reception (1990); Psychology of Visual Art (1994); Dimension of Duration: Toward a Philosophy of Art History (1997); Depth of Art (1999); Spectrum of Images: Toward a Cultural Dimension of Visual Art (2005); and Heart-touching Western Art (2008); Translations (among others): Toward a Psychology of Art, by Rudolf Arnheim, and Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries, by David Carrier. He has lectured widely and won several major fellowships at the University of Essex, UK (1993-1994), Harvard University, USA (1998), University of Athens, Greece (2004), and ZKM, Germany (2009). Currently, he is a Getty visiting scholar and writing on Greek Art as Cultural Property.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm
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