The preliminary programme for the 3rd EAAA Conference is available here. The final programme will be published by 31 May 2020.
Professor Craig Clunas, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art, University of Oxford
Wednesday, 16 September 2020,17:00–18:00
Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana
Poljanski nasip 2, 1000 Ljubljana
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The Invisible (Chinese) Flâneuse: Jin Zhang in London, Paris and Art History
Jin Zhang (1884-1939) is often best-remembered today as the sister of the painter and Republican cultural leader Jin Cheng (1878-1926), or as the mother of the art historian Wang Shixiang (1914-2009). But what happens if we try to tell a story which has this woman at its centre, instead of at its margins? Most unusually for an upper class woman of the late Qing, she spent a significant portion of her youth in London and Paris, where she not only may well have studied at art school (as accounts of her life maintain) but certainly was exposed to the modern art of western Europe. As the wife of a Qing imperial diplomat, she hosted her brother’s trip to Paris in 1910-11, a trip he recored in his diary along with his impressions of the new currents in art which he saw as making painting ‘more Chinese’. This talk will examine what it is possible to know about Jin Zhang herself, and the way in which her European sojourn acted upon the art she went on to produce in the 1920s and 1930s. It will reflect on how we can research the art of China now, and how such possibilities have changed over the couse of the last forty years.
Craig Clunas held the chair of art history at Oxford from 2007 to 2018, the first scholar of Asian art to do so. Much of his work concentrates on the Ming period (1368-1644), with additional interests in the art of 20th century and contemporary China. Before coming to Oxford he worked as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and taught art history at the University of Sussex and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His most recent book, Chinese Painting and Its Audiences (2017), is based on his AW Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, delivered at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, in 2012. His current projects include an exhibition focusing on the Chinese works in the antiquities collection of Sigmund Freud.
Book of Abstracts
The Book of Abstracts containing presenters’ abstracts, affiliations, and contact information (email address) will be published in time for the conference. All the abstracts will be proofread (grammar and spelling only) before editing and printing.
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- Whether you agree that your email address is published in the book of abstracts;
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