Book Discussion: The Art of Modern China

Julia Andrews , Professor, Chinese Art History, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University
Kuiyi Shen, Director, Chinese Studies Program and Professor of Asian Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

We would like to invite you to join us for the thirty-ninth meeting of the East Asian Studies Workshop, sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. This workshop will focus on a new book by Professors Julia Andrews of Ohio State University and Kuiyi Shen of UC San Diego entitled The Art of Modern China (University of California Press, 2012), which received the biennial Humanities Book Prize of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) in 2013. 

 At the workshop, Professor Julia Andrews and Professor Kuiyi Shen will first give an introduction to their book. Two discussants, Yao Wu (Ph.D. candidate, Art History) and Yvon Wang (Ph.D. candidate, History) will offer commentaries. The floor will then open for questions from the audience.

We request that you RSVP to by Friday, March 7th if you are interested in attending this workshop. Please indicate whether you would like us to purchase a copy of the book on your behalf at the subsidized cost of $5.

From the Publisher: In the early twenty-first century, China occupies a place on center stage in the international art world. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist in the modern age? This first comprehensive study of modern Chinese art history traces its evolution chronologically and thematically from the Age of Imperialism to the present day. Julia Andrews and Kuiyi Shen pay particular attention to the dynamic tension between modernity and tradition, as well as the interplay of global cosmopolitanism and cultural nationalism. This lively, accessible, and beautifully illustrated text will serve and enlighten scholars, students, collectors, and anyone with an interest in Asian art and artists.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 | 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Old Knight Building, Room 201, 521 Memorial Way

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Center for East Asian Studies
Department of Art and Art History