Students in Dr. Doris Sung’s Art of Japan course this spring conducted in-depth research on the original Ukiyo-e prints housed in the Permanent Collection of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The Ukiyo-e (“picture of the floating world”) woodblock print is a unique Japanese art form popularized during the Edo period (1615-1868), a time when
From August 2019 to February 2020, the department was host to a visiting scholar, Professor Yang Zeyu. Professor Yang is a senior lecturer at the Department of Chinese Painting at the School of Art of the Qingdao Agricultural University, which fully funded his fellowship. He has been conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Doris
Dr. Aida Yuen Wong will present a public lecture, “Meditations on Ink: Identities and Expressions in East Asia,” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Great Hall, Ferguson Center. Dr. Aida Yuen Wong is the Nathan Cummings and Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Chair in Fine Arts, Professor of Fine Arts,
Rising senior Sarah Fields won The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences’ 2019 Asian Studies Essay Award for her research on the Italian Jesuit painter Giuseppe Castiglione who served as a court painter during the Qing dynasty in China in the 18th century. Fields researched and wrote the paper, titled “Lang Shining: The
Assistant Professor Doris Sung published a chapter, “Redefining Female Talent: ‘The Women’s Eastern Times,’ ‘The Ladies’ Journal,’ and the Development of ‘Women’s Art’ in China, 1910s-1930s,” in the book, Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century: A Space of their Own, edited by Michel Hockx, Joan Judge, and Barbara Mittler (Cambridge 2018).
The UA Department of Art and Art History is hosting visiting scholar Hu Weijun, a graphic design professor at Jilin University, one of the largest research universities in China. He will be working with faculty and students and will present a lecture on his work later in the semester. Department chair Jason Guynes said “I
The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham Joint Program for the M.A. in Art History announces the 21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, Friday, March 4, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The symposium will feature graduate student research presentations and culminate in a keynote lecture by Dr. Susan L. Huntington of The Ohio State University: “The Absence of Evidence is
In June 2012, art history graduate student Meng Tong traveled to Dunhuang, China, to study the Mogao Caves, a Buddhist pilgrimage site on the Silk Road that dates from about 500 to about 1300. The site is being preserved and studied by researchers and scholars from all over the world. Tong wrote: “Of the 735