Hans B. Thomsen

Hans B. Thomsen, Prof. Dr.

Lehrstuhlinhaber

Tel.: 044 634 37 69

thomsen@khist.uzh.ch

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Sprechstunde / Appointments


Sprechstunde während der Vorlesungszeit: Mittwochs 15 - 17 Uhr 

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Während der vorlesungsfreien Zeit findet keine regelmässige Sprechstunde statt. Terminanfragen sollten während dieser Zeit direkt via E-Mail an Prof. Thomsen gesendet werden. 

Bei allgemeine Anfragen an die Abteilung können die Assistentinnen kontaktiert werden:  kgoa@khist.uzh.ch
 

Appointments during the semester: Wednesdays 15:00–17:00 

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There are no regular appointment times during the semester breaks. During this period, please contact Prof. Thomsen directly via e-mail to request an appointment. 

For general questions, please contact the KGOA assistants: kgoa@khist.uzh.ch


Lehveranstaltungen im Frühjahrssemester 2021


MA Seminar The Handscroll: Its Roles in East Asian Societies

Vorlesung Kabuki Theater: Performing Art of East Asia

Kolloquium Kolloquium für Studierende des Masterstudiengangs und Doktorierende

Übung East Asian Prints from the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich in the Exhibition Context

Exkursion Excursion and survey in Switzerland 


Publikationen

Monographs
 

Japanische Holzschnitte / Japanese Woodblock Prints: aus der Sammlung Ernst Grosse. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2018. 

Haiku Surimono Collection Album of the Old Man Baimin, Vol 1. Diessenhofen: edition A-Z, 2019 (English edition) 

Das Haiku Surimono Sammlungs-Album des alten Baimin, Band 1. Diessenhofen: edition A-Z, 2019 (German edition) 
 

Edited Volumes
 

Giappone L’arte nel quotidiano: Manufatti mingei della Collezione Jeffrey Montgomery / Crafted Japan: Aspects of Mingei in the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection. (co-edited with Risella Menegazzo and Gianna A. Mina) Ligornetto: Museo Vincenzo Vela, 2019. 

Heidi in Japan: Heidi Project of Japan. (co-edited with Kaori Chiba, Takashi Kawashima, Chihaya Koyama Lüthi, Aki Nishioka, Taizō Otani, and Takayoshi Yamamura). Zurich: Heidi Project of Japan , 2019. 

Entdeckerlust: Burgdorfer Sammlerpersönlichkeiten und ihre ostasiatischen Schätze. (co-edited with Marion R. Gruber, Rebeca Gomez Morilla, and Anna Herren). University of Zurich East Asian Art Section, Journal of Research Projects, vol. 2. Zurich: Section of East Asian Art, University of Zurich, 2017. 

Kirschblüte & Edelweiss: Der Import des Exotischen. (co-edited with Michaela Reichel). St. Gallen: Textilmuseum St. Gallen, 2014. 

Le geste suspendu: estampes Kabuki de la collection du Cabinet d'arts graphiques / The Frozen Gesture - Kabuki Prints from the Collection of the Cabinet d'arts graphiques. (co-edited with Christian Rümelin). Cologne: Wienand, 2014. 

Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from the Treaty Ports to World War II. (co-edited with Jennifer Purtle). Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, Inc., 2009. 

Publications in progress:

Linien aus Ostasien: Japanische und chinesische Kunst auf Papier – eine Einführung (co-edited with Alina Martimyanova, Susanna Pollack and Linda Schädler). Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2022 (projected publication date) 

Korean Art in the West: Tracing Objects from Creation to Collection. (co-edited with Natasha Fischer-Vaidya; projected publication: 2022) 

China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting. (co-edited with Francine Giese, Elisa Ambrosio, Alina Martimyanova) Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022 (projected publication date) 

Heidi in Japan: Cross-cultural Studies of a Swiss Phenomenon. (co-edited with Alfred Messerli) Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2022 (projected publication date) 

Der Atem Japans: Geschiebene und Gemalte Poesie, Japans Kust der Gegenwart / The Breath of Japan: Written and Painted Poetry, Japanese Contemporary Art. (co-edited with Heinz Kroehl) (projected publication date 2021) 

A Collection of Early Ukiyoe Masters. (co-edited with Lukas Marti). University of Zurich East Asian Art Section, Journal of Research Projects, vol. 1. Zurich: Section of East Asian Art, University of Zurich. 2021 (projected publication date) 

A Swiss Netsuke Collection. (co-edited with Natasha Fischer-Vaidya and Alina Martimyanova). Zurich: Section for East Asian Art, University of Zurich: 2021 (projected publication date) 

Imaging Reading – Reading Images (co-edited with Alfred Messerli) 2022 (projected publication date) 

Additional edited works in process: Shunga in Words and Words in Shunga: Erotic Arts of Japan; Katagami in the West; and Moving Arts of Japan. 2022-23 (projected publication dates) 
 

Book Chapters and Contributions


“The Collection of Japanese Ceramics in the Musee Ariana, as Compared with Those in Other Museums,” in Ana Quintero Perez and Stanislas Anthonioz, eds., Chrysanthèmes, Dragons et Samouraïs / Chrysanthemums, Dragons and Samurai. Geneva: Editions Georg, 2020, pp. 19-32 

“A Hybrid Screen between Cultures and Centuries,” in Claire Brizon, et al, eds., Exotic Switzerland? Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment. Zurich, Paris and Berlin: Diaphanes, 2020, pp. 128-129. (English edition) 

“Un paravent hybride entre les cultures et les siècles,” in Claire Brizon, et al, eds., Une Suisse exotique ? Regarder l’ailleurs en Suisse au siècle des Lumières. Zurich, Paris and Berlin: Diaphanes, 2020, pp. 128-129. (French edition) 

“Gendering the Buddha: the Butsugen Butsumo Buddha in the Ethnological Collection of Freiburg,” in 

Stephanie Schien and Tina Brüderlin, eds., Ausgepackt! 125 Jahre Geschichte(n) im Museum Natur und Mensch. Petersberg : Michael Imhof Verlag, 2020. 

“Chinesische Vorstellungen und Prozessionen in Batavia,» in Andreas Zangger and Ralph Harb, eds., Ferne Welten - fremde Schätze: ethnografische Objekte und frühe Fotografien aus Niederländisch-Indien: Sonderausstellung im Museum Heiden 2020. Biel/Bienne: edition clandestin, 2020 

“Mingei, Sōetsu Yanagi, and the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection,” in Rosella Menegazzo, Gianna A. Mina, and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds. Giappone L’arte nel quotidiano: Manufatti mingei della Collezione Jeffrey Montgomery / Crafted Japan: Aspects of Mingei in the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection. Ligornetto: Museo Vincenzo Vela, 2019, pp. 10-21. 

“Collective Memories: Heidi in Switzerland, Japan and the World,” in Harm-Peer Zimmermann, Peter O. Büttner, and Bernhard Tschofen, eds., Kreuz- und Querzüge: Beiträge zu einer literarischen Anthropologie. Festschrift für Alfred Messerli. Hannover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2019, pp. 131-148. 

“Zur Geschichte des japanischen Holzschnittes / History of the Japanese Woodblock Print,“ in Hans Bjarne Thomsen, ed., Japanische Holzschnitte / Japanese Woodblock Prints: aus der Sammlung Ernst Grosse. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2018, pp. 10-19. 

“Der japanische Garten,” in Matthias Zimmermann and Natascha Adamowsky, eds. Digitale Moderne: Die Modellwelten von Matthias Zimmermann. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2018, pp. 164-203. 

“Bissier’s Artistic Adoption of East Asian Techniques / Bissiers künstlerische rezeption ostasiatischer Techniken,” in Isabel Herda and Anna Hagdorn, eds., Im Raum meiner Imagination: Julius Bissier und Ostasien / Julius Bissier and East Asia: The Realm of My Imagination. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2018, pp. 36-47 (German and English) 

「スイスから見た型紙研究の景色」『国際ワークショップ・学術資料としての「型紙」——資料の共有化と活用に向けて報告書』鈴木桂子と加茂瑞穂編集. 京都:立命館アート・リサーチセンター2017, pp. 13-18 

“The Art of Change,” in LaBGC and ProMosaik, eds. Nosaltres - per un món millor. Hamburg: tradition, 2017, pp. 226-7. 

“Ostasien und Burgdorf – über ein Kulturelle Verständnis,” in Marion R. Gruber, Rebeca Gomez Morilla, Anna Herren, and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Entdeckerlust: Burgdorfer Sammlerpersönlichkeiten und ihre ostasiatischen Schätze. Zurich: Section of East Asian Art, University of Zurich, 2017, pp. 13-21. 

“Sumi-e: From Calligraphy to the Cat Paintings of Yoko Schmidt,” in Sumi-e Cats: Zeitgenössische Japanische Tuschemalerei, Yoko Schmidt. Munich: Yoko Schmidt, 2016, pp. 10-29 

“Preface in Praise of the Incomplete” in Anonymos: Cara, LaBGC, ed. Hamburg: Tredition GmbH, 2016, 2017, 2018 pp. 7-13 (also published in German, Catalan, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Arabian, and Italian) 

「スイスの日本関係美術コレクション」『シーボルトが紹介したかった日本 = Siebold's vision of Japan : 欧米における日本関連コレクションを使った日本研究・日本展示を進めるために : 人間文化研究機構主催ボーフム・ルール大学共催国際シンポジウム報告書』, 2015 

“Japanese Collections in Switzerland” in Siebold’s Vision of Japan: As Seen in Japan-Related Collections of the West. Edited by The National Museum of Japanese History. Sakura: National Museum of Japanese History, 2015, pp. 89-98 and 273-280. 

“Emil Dill - A Preface,” in Georg Hilbi, Emil Dill (1861–1938). Zürich: Chronos, 2015, pp. 8-10 

“Reproduction and the Copy in the World of Shasei 写生,” in Shigetoshi Osano, ed. Between East and West: Reproductions in Art. Proceedings of the 2013 CIHA Colloquium. Cracow: IRSA, 2014, pp. 275-288. 

「スイスにおける日本コレクション」『PNC2013NIHU企画セッション報告集』人間文化研究機構研究資源共有化事業委員会編集発行, 2014 

“Kabuki as a Private World,” in Christian Rümelin and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Le geste suspendu: estampes Kabuki de la collection du Cabinet d'arts graphiques / The Frozen Gesture - Kabuki Prints from the Collection of the Cabinet d'arts graphiques. Cologne: Wienand, 2014, pp. 98-107. 

“On Japanese Art Brut in Switzerland,” in Monika Jagfeld, ed. Art Brut – Japan – Schweiz. St. Gallen: Museum Lagerhaus, 2014, pp. 10-11 

“Nō Masks in Japanese Culture,“ in Jeanne Egloff, ed. Fliessende Welt, Verborgene Schönheit: Schätze aus Japan. St. Gallen: Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum St Gallen, 2014, pp. 46-57. 

“Zwischen Japan und der Schweiz: Der Einfluss des Textilhandels auf die Entwicklung des Designs.” In Michaela Reichel and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds. Kirschblüte & Edelweiss: Der Import des Exotischen. St Gallen: Textilmuseum St. Gallen, 2014, pp. 113-128. 

“An Island in the Middle of Europe: Switzerland and its Collections of East Asian Art,” in Committee of Resource Sharing Project, ed. Proceedings of the Study on Information Resources of the Human Science. Tokyo: National Institute for the Humanities, 2014, vol. 5, pp. 5-22 and 121-133. 

"Individuality in a Communal Setting: Kyoto Ceramics and the Tradition of Innovation," in Fukami: Purity of Form, ed. Andreas Marks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011, pp. 26-39 

“Looking Modern in Japan,” in Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II, Jennifer Purtle, and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds. Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, Inc., 2009, pp. 174-178. 

“Birth of the Nun Anyō, Anonymous,” in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 140-143. 

“Roosters and Hens Attributed to Itō Jakuchū” 144-147 in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 144-147. 

“Bamboo, Kishi Ganku,” in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 156-159. 

“The Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion and Geese among Reeds, Noguchi Shōhin, ” in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 172-176. 

“Fish and Plants, Ikeda Keisen,” in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 177-179. 

“Blue Phoenix, Ōmura Kōyō,” in Janice Katz, ed. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009, pp. 180-183. 

“International Trends in Modern Japanese Paintings: The Case of Ōmura Kōyō,” in Botsugo nijūgonen: Ōmura Kōyō tenrankai (Twenty-fifth Death Anniversary: The Paintings of Ōmura Kōyō). Fukuyama: Fukuyama Art Museum 2008, 106-8 and 132-5. 

“Remarkable Visions: The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Japanese Woodblock Print Collection,” in Jill Chancey, ed., The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Wallace B. Rogers Collection. Laurel, MS: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, 2008, 9-30. 

“Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup: Appropriating and Transfiguring Chinese Subjects in Kyōka Surimono,” in Reading Surimono: The Interplay of Text and Image in Japanese Prints, with a Catalogue of the Marino Lusy Collection, John Carpenter, ed. Zürich, Leiden, and Boston: Museum Rietberg and Hotei Publishing, 2008, 92-99. 

“Sueharu Fukami: Visions from the Shards of Sennyūji,” in Seihakuji: Porcelain Sculpture by Sueharu Fukami. New York and Frankfurt: Arnoldsche Verlag and Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 2008, 5-13. 

“Uzumasa Festival” and “Black Dog and Boat” in Masters of the Brush: Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran. Felice Fischer with Kyoko Kinoshita, eds. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2007, 415-8. 

“Chinese Woodblock Prints and Their Influence on Japanese Ukiyo-e,” in Amy Reigle Newland, ed., The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2005, vol 1, pp. 87-90. 

Publications in progress: 

“Geschriebene und gemalte Kunst zwischen Innovation und Tradition / Brushed Arts in Japan between Innovation and Tradition,” in Heinz Kroehl and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Der Atem Japans: Geschiebene und Gemalte Poesie, Japans Kust der Gegenwart / The Breath of Japan: Written and Painted Poetry, Japanese Contemporary Art, pp. 45-58, 2021 (projected publication date) 

“Celebrating Fifty Years of East Asian Art History in Switzerland,” in Carola Jäggi and Katja Schröck, eds., 150 Jahre Kunsthitorisches Institut. Zurich: Institute of Art History, University of Zurich: 2021 (projected publication date) 

“The Hare with Amber Eyes in Switzerland - A Research Project” in Natasha Fischer-Vaidya and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., A Swiss Netsuke Collection. Zurich: Section for East Asian Art, University of Zurich: 2021 (projected publication date) 

“The Japanese Understanding of Europe between the 17th and the 19th Centuries,” “The European Understanding of Japan between the 17th and the 19th Centuries,” and “Japan during the Tokugawa Period,” in Bruno Richtsfeld, ed., Understanding Siebold between Japan and Europe. 2021 (projected publication date) 

“Travelling Bowls: Social Lives of Korean Ceramics,” in Natasha Fischer-Vaidya and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Korean Art in the West: Tracing Objects from Creation to Collection. 2022 (projected publication date) 

“Japanese Reverse Glass Painting: The Other East Asian Tradition,” in Francine Giese, Elisa Ambrosio, Alina Martimyanova, and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., China and the West: Reconsidering Chinese Reverse Glass Painting. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022 (projected publication date) 

“Role of the Lokehan in the Creation of the Anime Heidi,” in Alfred Messerli and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Heidi in Japan: Cross-cultural Studies of a Swiss Phenomenon. Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2022 (projected publication date) 

“Reading the Nation: Ninomiya Sontoku and Japanese Imperial Education,” in Alfred Messerli and Hans Bjarne Thomsen, eds., Imaging Reading – Reading Images, 2022 (projected publication date) 

“Foreign Agency in Early Japanese Photography: As Seen Through Swiss Collections” in Bettina Gockel, Sophie Junge, eds., Geography of Photography. Japan: Photography and Photographers. Zurich: Center for Studies in the Theory and History of Photography at the Institute of Art History at Zurich University, 2021 (projected publication date) 

Journal Articles
 

“Words to an Exhibition of the Works of Hiroshi Ōnishi.” In Hiroshi Ōnishi: Bluescapes. Zurich: Escapement Art, 2021. 

“Japanese Bronze Bells in Switzerland: Global Travel and Local Interpretations.” Global Europe – Basel Papers on Europe in a Global Perspective 220 (2021), pp. 13-36 

“A Simple Photograph: Discoveries and Research into Japan and Switzerland.” Wasshoi! Interdisciplinary Magazine on Japan 1 (2020), pp. 8-12 

“Japanese Studies Outside of Japan: The Case Study of Switzerland.” Rekihaku 1 (Ocotber, 2020), pp. 102-110 

“Rares Fundstück: Kakiemon-Samurai (1670–1690).” University of Zurich Journal: Die Campus-Zeitung der Universität Zürich Nr. 4 (December 2020), 9 

“Ein Bild für den Kaiser.” (with Martin Dusinberre) Geschichte (February, 2018), pp. 12-14 

“Rediscovered Japanese Stencils.” Asia & Europe Bulletin, (6/2017), pp. 19-20. 

“Translation and Cultural Concepts.” Asia & Europe Bulletin, (3/2014), pp. 14-16. 

“Koreanische Kostbarkeiten in Burgdorf.” Das Schloss (1/2012), p. 4 

“The Other Hiroshige: Connoisseur of the Good Life,” Impressions 24 (December, 2002): pp. 15-21 and 48-71. 

“Reform through Art: The Political Use of Currency Designs in Early Modern Japan,” Publications of the European Japan Experts Association (EJEA), 4 (2002): pp. 89-100. 

“Food and Art: Hiroshige’s Restaurant prints in the Elvehjem.” Bulletin of the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Summer 2002 issue, pp. 27-40. 

“Jakuchū ten 若冲展 (The Jakuchū Exhibition).” Bijutsu Forum 4. Kyoto: Daigo Shobō, 2001, pp. 131-135. (in Japanese) 
 

Reviews


“Hokusai’s Great Wave. Review of Christine M. E. Guth, Hokusai’s Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon (Honolulu, University of Hawai’i Press, 2015.” Print Quarterly 36, 1 (March, 2019) pp. 71-74. 
 

Video


Katagami: short version (2013), editorial supervision: Yuki Ikuta 

Katagami: long version (2013), editorial supervision: Yuki Ikuta