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Asia Through Art and Anthropology


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AcknowledgementsList of ContributorsList of IllustrationsList of Color PlatesForeword - Howard Morphy, the Australian National University, AustraliaIntroduction - Fuyubi Nakamura, Tama Art University, Japan, Morgan Perkins, the State University of New York-potsdam, USA, and Olivier Krischer, Australian National University, AustraliaPart One: Art, Location and TravelAsian Artists as Long Distance Cultural Specialists in the Formation of Modernities - John Clark, the University of Sydney, Australia In and out of Place: Tibetan Artists' Travels in the Contemporary Art World - Clare Harris, University of Oxford, UKImagining 'Asian' Aesthetics in Colonial Hanoi: the École Des Beaux-arts De L'indochine (1925-45) - Phoebe Scott, University of Sydney, AustraliaComing Home: How 're-entry' Shaped the Work of a Contemporary Woman Artist in Taiwan - Natalie Seiz, the University of Sydney, AustraliaPainting on Location: Lin Haizhong and Contemporary Chinese Painting - Morgan Perkins, the State University of New York-Potsdam, USAPart Two: Artists' VoicesCatching the Moment, One Step at a Time - Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Independent Artist, Sydney, Australia Lifting Words, Floating Words - Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Independent Artist, Canberra, Australia Typologic: Interactions Between the Intellect and the Senses - Chihiro Minato, Tama Art University, JapanPart Three: Image, Representation and Performance Some Indian 'Views of India': the Ethics of Representation - Christopher Pinney, University College London, UKFragile Polyphony: Takeda Taijun's Longing for Asia through the Landscape of Shen Congwen - Barbara Hartley, the University of Tasmania, AustraliaUnframing the Nation: The Moving Image and Its Parergon in Southeast Asia- David Teh, National University of Singapore, SingaporeThe 'Nationality' of Lolita Fashion - Masafumi Monden, the University of Technology, Sydney, AustraliaThe Impossibility of Performing 'Asia' - Catherine Diamond, Soochow University, Taipei, TaiwanIndex

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With a wide variety of case studies from an excellent range of international scholars, Asia Through Art and Anthropology provides a broad overview of Asian art from an anthropological perspective.

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Fuyubi Nakamura is an anthropologist affiliated with Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University, Japan.Morgan Perkins is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art and Director of the Museum Studies Program at the State University of New York-Potsdam, USA.Olivier Krischer is a postdoctoral fellow with the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University, Australia.


"Asia through Art and Anthropology is an ambitious project ... [and] a rich presentation of intercultural experiences across Asia ... The chapters are carefully chosen and thoughtfully arranged ... This is an important source not only for art historians, but also for anyone interested in the reality and diversity of Asian cultures today. - Asian Ethnology An original and wide-ranging collection that unravels the complexities of the category of translation in Asian art and aesthetics. The varied contributions by art historians, anthropologists, and artists explore multiple Asian perspectives on the translation and interpretation of art both in theory and practice. This engaging and attractive book will be of enormous value to scholars and students of Asian art and aesthetics, cultural translation, and of globalization, art and aesthetics. - James McHugh, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA Asia through Art and Anthropology highlights the lives of Asian visual artists through their life experiences and oeuvres, carving out a role for them as the negotiators of meaning in hybrid cultural situations. The book deepens our understanding of cultural expressions which are local yet transcultural, individualized yet cross borders. - Arne Røkkum, Professor, Univesity of Oslo, Norway"

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