Margaret B. Wan’s Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture provides a richly textured picture of cultural transmission in the Qing and early Republican eras.
Ziliang Liu, a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, describes his close encounter with a unique Confucius Dressing Mirror once owned by the Marquis of Haihun during his summer research at a Jiangxi archaeological base.
Julia Murray, Professor Emerita of Art History, East Asian Studies, and Religious Studies, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explores the artistic tradition of revolutionary posters in China.
As part of the Fairbank Center’s exhibition of dazibao (大字报 “big-character posters”) and woodcuts from 1960s China, we present a four-part series on Cultural Revolution-era artworks. Jie Li, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, presents part 3 on the exhibitionism of dazibao.
Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, examines how an exhibition on Buddhist art at Beijing’s Palace Museum could establish the foundation for greater dialogue and understanding between India and China.
Sha Fei 沙飞 photographed China’s turbulent wartime in the 1930s and 40s, and in doing so defined a national visual culture. Sha Fei’s photographs invoke instantly recognizable images of wartime