About Our Workshop

The Art and Politics of East Asia workshop provides a common intellectual forum for students and scholars of diverse fields investigating the interaction of aesthetics with political economy as reflected in textual and visual media in East Asia. Taking as its focus the cultural products emerging out of East Asian societies as they experience modernity, the workshop confronts existing theoretical frameworks and methodological issues relevant to the study of artistic production and consumption.

The workshop serves as a space for graduate students to share their work in progress, discuss major cross-regional themes, and engage the work of noted scholars in the field.

If you have any questions, or are interested in presenting at the Art and Politics of East Asia workshop, please contact the student coordinators.


Faculty Sponsors: Michael Bourdaghs, Kyeong-Hee Choi (Winter 2022-Spring 2022), Hoyt Long (Fall 2021),

Student Coordinators (2021-2022): Siting Jiang (sitingjiang@uchicago.edu) and Nick Ogonek (nogonek@uchicago.edu). 

Time: Alternate Fridays, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom (Fall 2021)

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