Tang Center Symposia

Traversing Media and Remodeling Motifs in East Asian Art

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

Saturday, 18 February 2006
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University

Organized by the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art

symposium Program

The constant push to create new and innovative art has long tested the imagination of artists. Frequently, inspiration is found close by, such as when a motif is lifted directly from one medium and placed onto another. An additional creative solution arises when themes change and develop within the boundaries of a single genre. Thematic impulses might also be found outside the boundaries of the visual arts. This symposium investigates kinds of interactions between different media and genres, and how such interactions shaped artistic production and consumption.


Keynote Speaker

Maggie Bickford, Professor of the History of Art & Architecture, Brown University


The Southern Origins of Western Zhou Bells

Haicheng Wang, Princeton University


Some Issues in Writing and Meaning in the Han Dynasty: Verbal and Non-verbal Communication

Han-Peng Ho, Columbia University


The Tragic Romance of the Tang Emperor and the Indian King: A Study of the “Hetrupratyaya” Painting in Cave 83 in Kizil

Shen Wang, University of Pennsylvania


Adaptation and Transmission in Early East Asian Funerary Arts: Koguryo Tombs Ohoe 4 and 5

Heather B. Sutherland, University of Pennsylvania


The Chair in the Song Dynasty: A Study of Usage and Design

Zoe Kwok, Princeton University


Urban Planning of Two Liao Capitals: Diplomatic Policy and Ethnic Identity

Sylvia Wunsze Lee, University of Hawai'i


Fluid and Traversing Identity: Re-reading the Representation of Japan at International Exhibitions

Inhye Kang, McGill University


Rearrange the Public: The Political Impact of Pictorial and Architectural Imagery in 20th Century China

Shaoqian Zhang, Northwestern University


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