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Lehveranstaltungen im Frühjahrssemester 2020
Institutskolloquium Celebrating Fifty Years of East Asian Art History at the University of Zurich
MA Seminar Research into the Documents of East Asian Art
Vorlesung Woodblock Receptions: Hiroshige and Hokusai
Kolloquium Kolloquium für Studierende des Masterstudiengangs und Doktorierende
Übung Research on East Asian prints at the Graphic Collection of the ETH
Exkursion Chinese Reverse-Glass Paintings in Romont (February 14, 2020)
Excursion to Italy (March 30 - April 2, 2020)
Lektürekanon in westlichen und ostasiatischen Sprachen
Monographien / Herausgeber
The Visual Salon: Itō Jakuchū and the Eighteenth-Century Culture of China in Kyoto, Japan. Book project in progress.
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-editor (with Christian Rümelin). Cologne: Wienand, 2014.
Kirschblüte & Edelweiss: Der Import des Exotischen. Co-editor (with Michaela Reichel). St. Gallen: Textilmuseum St. Gallen, 2014.
The R. Collection: Early Ukiyoe Masters. University of Zurich, East Asian Art Section, Journal of Research Projects, (E-Book) vol. 1. Zurich: Section of East Asian Art, University of Zurich, 2014.
Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from the Treaty Ports to World War II. Co-editor (with Jennifer Purtle). Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, Inc., 2009.
Reinventing the Past: Antiquarianism in East Asian Art and Visual Culture. Volume II: Japanese and Korean Arts. Editor. Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, Inc. Projected publication date: spring 2008.
“Japanese Collections in Switzerland” in Siebold’s Vision of Japan: As Seen in Japan-Related Collections of the West. Edited by The Natioanl Museum of Japanese History. Sakura: National Museum of Japanese History, 2015, pp. 89-98 and 273-280.
“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.
“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.
Six essays in Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Janice Katz, editor. St. Louis and Chicago: St. Louis Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2009.
“The Chicago Connection: Frederick Gookin’s Role in the Forming of the Wallace B. Rogers Collection of Japanese Woodblock Prints” in The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Wallace B. Rogers Collection. Laurel, MS: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Projected publication date: June 2008.
“Surimono as Material Culture” in Surimono: Poetry and Popular Imagery in Japanese Woodblock Prints; The Lusy Collection of Surimono, Rietberg Museum, Zurich. Zürich: Museum Rietberg, Switzerland. Projected dates: autumn 2008.
“Reinventing Antiquity: Taiga’s Famous Sites of Japan.” In Reinventing the Past: Antiquarianism in East Asian Art and Visual Culture. Volume II: Japanese and Korean Arts. Editor. Chicago: Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago and Art Media Resources, Inc. Projected publication date: spring 2008.
“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. Projected publication date: winter 2007.
“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.” Chapter in The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints, Amy Reigle Newland, ed. 2 vols. Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2005, I, 87-90. (Invited article)
“The Other Hiroshige: Connoisseur of the Good Life,” Impressions 24 (December, 2002): pp. 15-21 and 48-71. (Refereed article)
“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. (Invited article)
“Food and Art: Hiroshige’s Restaurant prints in the Elvehjem.” Bulletin of the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Summer 2002 issue, pp. 27-40. (Refereed article)
“Jakuchû ten (The Jakuchû Exhibition).” Bijutsu Forum 4. Kyoto: Daigo Shobô, 2001, pp. 131-135. (Exhibition review, written in Japanese).
Ausgewählte Tagungsaufsätze und Vorträge
“Bulls, Nuns, and Bottomless Scoops: Ike Taiga and Popular Religions of the Edo Period.” Invited lecture for the Scholars’Days conference, for the exhibit Ike Taiga and Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters of the Brush. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. June 10, 2007.
“Food and Art: Restaurants in Japanese Art.” Invited speaker for the opening reception for exhibit, Japan: The Art of Food and Fashion. Madden Arts Center, The Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur, IL. June 8, 2007.
“Mounting Problems.” Lecture at the Faculty Lunch Talks, monthly talks hosted by the Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. May 25, 2007.
“On the Problem of Pornography and Shunga.” Paper at the conference Love in Art: Eroticism in Japanese Prints and Visual Culture. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. April 14, 2007.
“Copying Inspiration: The Arts and Religions of Japan.” A series of four lectures held at the Education Forum at the Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. March – April, 2007.
“Reinventing Antiquity: Taiga’s Famous Sites of Japan.” Paper at conference Reinventing the Past: Antiquarianism in East Asian Art and Visual Culture. Center for the Arts of East Asia, University of Chicago, Chicago. November 3-5, 2006.
“Food and Art: Restaurant Prints in Japanese Culture.” Invited lecture given at the curriculum development seminar Eyes on Asia: Japan. Global Education at Moraine Valley Series, Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago. April 28, 2006.
“Green Houses, Geisha, and the Bean Man: Problems in Teaching Japanese Erotic Art.” Invited paper given at the Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago. April 14, 2006.
“The Boone Collection of the Field Museum in Action.” Invited lecture to mark the celebration of the Boone Collection at the Filed Museum. Anthropology Department, Field Museum, Chicago, March 3, 2006.
“Why Van Gogh Copied Japanese Prints: Looking at the Poetry of Motion in Art.” Invited lecture for the Consilience in Medicine Group, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, January 23, 2006.
“Moving Images and Poetic Memories: Mural Painting Ensembles in Japanese Temples.” Invited lecture at the Art Historical Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland, November 10, 2005.
“Poetry of the Surimono: Exploring the Arts of Japanese Cultural Salons.” Invited lecture at the 75th annual Humanities Open House. University of Chicago, Chicago. October 21, 2005.
“Selling the Literati: Itō Jakuchū and the Fushimi Highway”: paper given at the international conference Acquisition: Edo Art and Their Owners. DePaul Center, Chicago, March 30-31, 2005.
“Fruits of the Salon: Moving Images of the Rokuonji Temple”: lecture in the New Faculty Series at the Franke Institute, University of Chicago, October, 13, 2004.
"Visions of an Imaginary China: Salon Culture and the Sinophile Movement of Eighteenth Century Japan." Workshop presentation at the Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop, University of Chicago, October 22, 2004.
“Images, Visions, and the Act of Collecting: Viewing the Alsdorf Collection of Japanese Art”: invited lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago to mark the exhibition The Alsdorf Collection: Japanese paintings held at the museum. Art Institute of Chicago, August 19, 2004.
“Problems of Taishō and the problems with Chic.” Invited lecture given in conjunction with the Taishō Chic exhibition held at the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago. June 19, 2004.
“Old and New Brushes: Calligraphy Collections and Imported Aesthetics in Showa Japan”: paper at the symposium Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II. Center for the Arts of East Asia, University of Chicago, April 2004.
“Recreating China: Early Modern Japanese Visions of Chinese Natural Objects”: paper in the panel “The Nature of Culture: Collecting and Conceptualizing ‘Chinese’ Natural History” at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), San Diego, CA, March, 2004.
“Birds of a Feather: Sesshū and the Bird-and-Flower Screens": invited lecture at the Aesthetics of Nirvana Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, November 5-8, 2003.
“Buddhism and the Arts of Hiroshi Sugimoto”: Lecture to mark the photography exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Sea of Buddha at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 25, 2003.
“Commemoration, Anime, and the Other China: The Rokuonji Ensemble and the Salon Culture of Eighteenth-Century Kyoto”: Lecture at the Department of Art History, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 15, 2003.
“A Promising Young Monk: The Rokuonji Ensemble and Commemoration through Moving Images”: Lecture at the Department of Art History, University of Michigan, MI, February 11, 2003.
“Selling Images: Religious Talismans and Paper Currencies of Seventeenth Century Japan”: panel paper in session on political uses of currency design at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), Washington, D.C., April 4-7, 2002.
“Picturing Words: Katō Nobukiyo (1734-1810) and the Synthesis of Text and Image”: Panel paper at the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Berlin, August 9-12, 2001.
“Reform through Art: Political Uses of Paper Currency Designs in Early Modern Japan”: Paper at the European Japan Experts Association Conference (EJEA), Berlin, August 11, 2001.
“Images through Words: The Sutra-Character Paintings of Katō Nobukiyo”: Panel paper at the Harvard Graduate Student Conference for Japanese Studies, Cambridge, March 17, 2001.
“Capitalizing on Tradition: Uses of Buddhist Imagery in Seventeenth Century Japanese Paper Currency”: Panel paper at the Tenth Annual Columbia University Graduate Conference on East Asia, New York, February 10, 2001.
“Under Hokusai’s Great Wave: Japanese Landscape Prints of the Early 19th Century”: Lecture by invitation at the Milburn-Short Hills Art Center, Milburn, New Jersey, January 28, 2001.
“Mirror of the Past: Tekagami Albums and Calligraphy Collections of Early Modern Japan”: Plenary paper at the Philadelphia Symposium for Japanese Studies, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, September 23, 2000..
“Commercialism, Cuisine, and the Other Hiroshige”: Main speaker by invitation at meeting co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center, Columbia University and the Ukiyo-e Society of America, New York, May 18, 2000.
“Creating Traditions: Fake Japanese Archaeological Excavations and the Political Uses of Invented Language”: Paper presented at the 35th annual UCLA Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Los Angeles, April 22, 2000.
“Traces of the Gods: Hansatsu of the Ōzu Domain and the Use of the Korean Alphabet”: Panel paper at the Ninth Annual Columbia University Graduate Conference on East Asia, New York, February 5, 2000.
“Moving Images: Legend and the Idea of Travel in Hiroshige’s Tōkaidō.” Panel paper at the annual meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society, Kansas City, Missouri, April 2-5, 1998.
“Hiroshige’s Famous Restaurants in Edo.” Panel paper at the annual meeting of the Midwest Art History Society, Dallas, Texas, March 20-23, 1997.
“The Sacred and the Profane in Hakuin’s Hamaguri Kannon Paintings”: Paper at the University of Kansas Graduate Student Symposium, “Sacred Spaces: Art and Spirituality,” Lawrence, Kansas, March 1, 1997.