Asian art

Art History Students Re-Imagine Ukiyo-e Prints in Current Culture

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

Art and Art History Hosts Visiting Scholar from China

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

Art Major Wins Asian Studies Essay Award

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

Art Historian Publishes on Early 20th-Century Women’s Art in China

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).

Buddhist Art Scholar to Keynote Graduate Art History Symposium

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