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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (1): 33–41.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Pia Brancaccio Copyright © Asia Society 2014 Looking to the West: Stone Molds and Foreign Visual Models in Satavahana Material Culture (First–Second Century ce) pia brancaccio...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 October 2018
...-known as their counterparts in Dunhuang, the complexes at Kizil and Kumutra, among others, have preserved equally invaluable material evidence of the vibrant interchange of goods, ideas, and cultural practices that took place across the entire region in the first millennium. These sites represent the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 October 2018
... ceramic pieces on which they were often inscribed, the implication of the poems' use of the term huoqi connotes material production. Copyright © 2018 Asia Society 2018 kiln transformations ( yaobian ) glazes Jun ware Qing-dynasty ceramics Qianlong material culture copper-red glazes...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (2): 213–238.
Published: 01 October 2016
.... The pings of traditional Japanese culture, and, in Statler’s culture of Japanese wood is invoked in this text with fiction, with a yearning for premodern Japanese legends details such as a bamboo tea scoop, admired for ‘‘the and material culture. Michener’s 1954 novel Sayonara simplest of natural...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (1): 81–105.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Buddhism Huayan Buddhism The Thousand-armed Man˜ jus´rı¯ at Dunhuang and Paired Images in Buddhist Visual Culture michelle c. wang Georgetown University Abstract...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 103–120.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Michele Matteini Abstract In the late 1770s Weng Fanggang (1733–1818) initiated what would become a defining feature of High Qing cultural and social life: ceremonies in honor of Su Shi's birthday. These elaborate, collective rituals took place yearly in Weng's Beijing residence and centered on a...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 191–209.
Published: 01 October 2014
... material culture. India brought together nine ‘‘distinguished craftsmen’’ To create the Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts at from all over India for a three-week demonstration of the Bharat Bhavan, Swaminathan and teams of students their skills with stone, wood, bronze, marble, textiles, recruited from...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 85–117.
Published: 01 April 2020
... monthly settings appropriate to social and cultural conventions. 32 In other words, the passing of time measured in monthly units is materialized in a cornucopia of festivals and seasonal activities enjoyed by Yongzheng, who plays the role of a master of grand estates. Some of the activities show his...
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 7.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Vishakha N. Desai Letter from the Director of the Asia Socie Galleries and Cultural Programs Archives of Asian Art epitomizes the Asia Society's com- fully embraced modern and contemporary notions of arts mitment to supporting the scholarly exploration of issues and culture. In the past...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., especially the ris- ature. Writing about Tang dynasty (618–906) material ing sun, is an ancient symbol in many cultures. It likens culture and imports, Edward H. Schafer noted that the a king to the benefits of the warm sun, the dazzling light mango tree was cultivated in Java, Cambodia, Vietnam, of the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2020
... immediate audience was the aficionados of such objects, scholars of epigraphy and evidential research. A technique that exactly conveyed the material condition of those aged rubbings was important to these scholars. Huang Yi chose the outline method called shuanggou , which traced the broken boundaries...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 October 2018
... the nineteenth century made him a connoisseur of Chinese artifacts. 8 His personal experiences in China, firsthand encounters with the locals, and intimacy with the native value system informing Chinese material culture lent him a certain authority. This enabled him to act as an agent in Beijing...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 155–179.
Published: 01 October 2019
... craze. 11 Old and new elites, seeking self-definition, pursued these activities as a means of acquiring cultural capital. The culture of connoisseurship in the late Ming transcended the material, obliging not only the appreciation of art and artifacts, but also the collection of intangible capital...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and structurally transformative development of twentieth-century art, as many have argued, 26 that may have less to do with innovation than it does with collage's material and formal relationship to aspects of human thought that were historically and culturally unbeholden to modern peninsular...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 121–154.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., and conveyed. For Pang and Lei, the design compendia exemplified a transformed mode that unified craft knowledge and reintegrated historical styles through engagements with regional material culture. Most vitally, the design proposals sought to affirm the design profession in service of advancing the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (2): 151–171.
Published: 01 October 2020
... histories. Although Christianity and its art forms have come in contact with the other major world religions and their material cultures that thrive in Asia, Christian art from Asia lingers on the periphery. Perhaps, since Christianity is deeply associated with colonialism and therefore is seen as foreign...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 209–236.
Published: 01 October 2017
...: Carlo Ferrari, 1897), 287. The Japanese exhibition in this Biennale was distinct from the other displays, both in terms of the type of material exhibited and its quantity; moreover, the presentation integrated painting and decorative arts within a space of cultural singularity. 28 This...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
... profoundly aestheticized space. The Bahmani empire of Gulbarga and Bidar was the first Islamicate court culture to flourish in South-Central India and unified a vast territory from which the Deccani sultanates later emerged. This article demonstrates how the shrine of Ahmad Shah exemplifies a broader...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 25–59.
Published: 01 April 2017
...: first, by drawing out a critique from dispersed local studies to exert more forceful pressure on the discipline; second, by examining the pictorial strategies with which Chotu and Rahim addressed the cultural transformations of the late nineteenth century to test the field's frameworks against the...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 61–82.
Published: 01 April 2017
... must locate Chinese painting within a set of interrelated cultural practices. There, paintings function as sites of sociality and identity formation. As durable, material objects, these artworks can commemorate evanescent social occasions and give a fixed form to invisible connections between...