Visual Culture in Modern China


Visual culture has recently come to its own as a major interest in China studies. The project brings together historians, art historians, and literary scholars who are engaged in critically-informed work on visual experiences in twentieth-century China.


Rather than focus on art-historical issues of production and reception of artifacts, the workshop addresses the question of how artists envision their contribution and how they create an ideological context for their specific endeavors.  We ask what visual culture means, what ends it serves, and how specific projects have added up to a distinct visual culture.


For a full schedule, see here

For photos from the workshop, see here