Asian Art History in the Twenty-first Century

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Edited by Vishakha N. Desai

With essays by Frederick M. Asher, Melissa Chiu, John Clark, Gao Shiming, Yukio Lippit, Saloni Mathur and Kavita Singh, Kaja M. McGowan, Rana Mitter, Alexandra Munroe, Jerome Silbergeld, Nancy S. Steinhardt, Akira Takagishi, and Gennifer Weisenfeld

Asian art is a field that has changed much since its beginnings early last century and that has been constantly shaped by a shifting world order. Based on the 2006 Clark Conference, Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century explores the field of Asian art, its historiography, its tensions, and its possible future directions. In a series of essays, fourteen authors specializing in Chinese, East Asian, Indian, and Japanese art history consider what we mean by Asian art, how it is manifested in museums, exhibitions, and galleries, and how we might understand Asian art in relation to shifting geopolitics.

272 pages
73 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN 978-0-300-12 (softcover)