The Reception of Chinese Art Across Cultures

The Reception of Chinese Art Across Cultures

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The Reception of Chinese Art Across Cultures by Michelle Huang

The Reception of Chinese Art across Cultures is a collection of essays examining the ways in which Chinese art has been circulated, collected, exhibited and perceived in Japan, Europe and America from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. Scholars and curators from East Asia, Europe and North America jointly present cutting-edge research on cultural integration and aesthetic hybridisation in relation to the collecting, display, making and interpretation of Chinese art and material culture. Stimulating examples within this volume emphasise the Western understanding of Chinese pictorial art, while addressing issues concerning the consumption of Chinese art and Chinese-inspired artistic productions from early times to the contemporary period; the roles of collector, curator, museum and auction house in shaping the taste, meaning and conception of art; and the art and cultural identity of the Chinese diaspora in a global context.This book espouses a multiplicity of aesthetic, philosophical, socio-cultural, economic and political perspectives, and encourages academics, students, art and museum practitioners to re-think their encounters with the objects, practices, people and institutions surrounding the study of Chinese art and culture in the past and the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443859097
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Michelle Ying-ling Huang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and previously taught Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include the collecting and display of Chinese pictorial art in Europe and North America, cross-cultural art curation, the historiography of Chinese painting, Chinese aesthetics and Western modernism. Michelle has been visiting scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at the University of the Arts London.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

Acknowledgements xvi

Introduction Michelle Ying-ling Huang xviii

Chapter Abstracts xxxiii

Part I Blending Chinese and Foreign Cultures

Chapter 1 Shades of Mokkei: Muqi-style Ink Painting in Medieval Kamakura Aaron M. Rio 2

Chapter 2 Mistakes or Marketing? Western Responses to the Hybrid Style of Chinese Export Painting Maria Kar-wing Mok 23

Chapter 3 "Painted Paper of Pekin": The Taste for Eighteenth-Century Chinese Papers in Britain, c. 1918 - c. 1945 Clare Taylor 44

Chapter 4 "Chinese" Paintings by Zdenek Sklenár Lucie Olivová 65

Part II Envisioning Chinese Landscape Art

Chapter 5 Binyon and Nash: British Modernists' Conception of Chinese Landscape Painting Michelle Ying-ling Huang 88

Chapter 6 In Search of Paradise Lost: Osvald Sirén's Scholarship on Garden Art Minna Törmä 115

Chapter 7 The Return of the Silent Traveller Mark Haywood 130

Part III Conceptualising Chinese Art through Display

Chapter 8 Aesthetics and Exclusion: Chinese Objects in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture Lenore Metrick-Chen 154

Chapter 9 Exhibitions of Chinese Painting in Europe in the Interwar Period: The Role of Liu Haisu as Artistic Ambassador Michaela Pejcochová 179

Chapter 10 The Right Stuff: Chinese Art Treasures' Landing in Early 1960s America Noelle Giuffrida 200

Part IV Positioning Contemporary Chinese Artists in the Globe

Chapter 11 Under the Spectre of Orientalism and Nation: Translocal Crossings and Discrepant Modernities Diana Yeh 228

Chapter 12 The Reception of Xing Danwen's Lens-based Art Across Cultures Silvia Fok 255

Chapter 13 Selling Contemporary Chinese Art in the West: A Case Study of How Yue Minjun's Art was Marketed in Auctions Elizabeth Kim 278

Glossary of Chinese and Japanese Characters 298

Authors' Biographies 393

Index 307

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